PC Voice Recognition Just Got A whole Lot Easier With New Dragon Engine
As Apple, Google, Amazon and Samsung fight it out over who has the best voice recognition software, the longtime champions of voice technology Nuance are set to launch a new individual Dragon package next week.
The Company that created the Dragon Voice platform was developing voice recognition software long before Google and Apple decided it was the future direction for personal interactivity.
Users can dictate and transcribe faster and more accurately than ever before, and spend less time on documentation and more time on activities that boost the bottom line the Company claims.
I have been using Dragon Voice technology for more than a decade and with each upgrade their platform has improved, whether it be the way it analyses existing emails and correspondence to recognizing the names of people and companies one deals with.
Once you have downloaded this software and after 15 minutes of training it to your voice the benefits are enormous especially for a journalist like myself who often write 4-5,000 words a day.
Out of the box, Dragon delivers is a good speech recognition package that is remarkably accurate and if the new version is a big improvement on the past the market is in for a big improvement.
Helping Nuance is new processor technology that allows the voice recognition software to process commands faster.
What surprises me is that not too many mass retailers market this technology alongside an Office 365 license or a host of other software that delivers serious productivity tools for small business.
Speech recognition isn’t just about the PC, either. There are full-scale tools for tablets and phones these days, which can sync up with your computer to allow you to work when out and about, and subsequently pick up where you left off when you get back to the office.
Dragon has long been regarded as ruling the roost when it comes to speech recognition on the PC.
With their next-generation speech engine due next week, Dragon adapts to your voice or environmental variations — even while you’re dictating.
Users can create documents and reports quickly and accurately, and zip through computer tasks in record time all by using your voice.
The new engine also optimizes accuracy for speakers with accents or in slightly noisy environments such as an office cubicle.
Smart Format Rules automatically adapt to how you want abbreviations, dates, phone numbers and more to appear allowing users to apply formatting by voice, such as bold or underline.
With Dragon Professional Individual and a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder, you can record your voice into an audio file and Dragon will automatically transcribe the recordings when you connect to your desktop.
This eliminates scribbling notes on paper, all you have to do is record your thoughts and ideas on the go.
The new Dragon Professional Individual, v15 can be purchased online for $475.