Friday, December 09, 2011

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11

I wish I had David's perfect native-born accent, so I could use it flawlessly like him.


Alex said...

Even with my mongrel UK/CA accent I find that this has a lower error rate than earlier versions.

However add onto the update from 5 to 11 the upgrade from a P4 to a Ore2 DUO and a noise cancelling mic.

Mike Cooke said...

I haven't watched the whole video yet, but what if you actually want the word "period" or "exlamation point" written out?

Isn't the words-per-minute rate going to be less than what you could just type?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Not everybody are hot typists. Took me years to become decent.
And I know Pogue got into it due to bad carpal tunnel problems.

andrea sfiligoi said...

Mike, you can always say "type this" or "type that". Sometimes it just recognizes that a verb is a command if you pause briefly before saying it. It has worked great with my carpal tunnel problems. I get 99% recognition in my native Italian and about 70% on my English dictations, which is good since it almost triples my word per minute output.

You have to work a bit in the beginning to teach the software the way YOU speak, but it learns. And I'm using a crappy $8 mike. The real bummer is that the software is a bit unstable in Windows XP... sometimes you get a blue screen of death while it loads.

Dave Nielsen said...

I can see it leading to a different style of writing, as well. Churchill always dictated his books, and they kind of have that quality to them they might not've had if he'd typed them or written them out longhand.