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Re: Voice Dictation Software

  • Subject: Re: Voice Dictation Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 04:27:52 +0100
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [graham@xxxxxxxxxxxx] on Friday 16 September 2005 22:48 \__

> I've tried Dragon Dictate and ViaVoice10.
> I have to say that even after a considerable amount of training, they
> do not seem to work very well.
> I have heard that there are digital dictation packages that cost
> several hundreds of pounds. Are these more expensive systems any good?
> Graham

>From what I hear and read, Dragon is one of the most resource-greedy and
powerful packages around. If it does not work for you, improve your QWERTY
keyboard chops instead. Moving to a more expensive software will not
warrant better results, but it might.

>From some vague recollection I have, Dragon often fails to choose the right
words based on context. It means that you still need to proofread your
message. Be reluctant to take the advice of Dragon NaturallySpeaking users.
They try to brag about their software and will hide their disappointments.
It's a simple psychological inclination.

NaturallySpeaking is very suitable for blind people and people whose typing
pace is rather low and makes the vocal dictation a good use of time.


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