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Writing by voice not thumbs

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 7:31 AM

Did you know that windows 7 has a built-in voice recognition program? It is really quite interesting, but requires some getting used to.

That is how this post is being written.

Going through the tutorial helps the program learn your voice and remembering the exact command words requires a cheat sheet, at least for me. I presume the more you use it and correct it using verbal commands, the more accurately it interprets your voice.

However, the typing accuracy is better than my thumbs, unless of course, it does not recognize what I said.

I can use it to give commands to the computer as well as writing in most software programs I have today. I can also correct it by keyboard at any time.

Maybe someone here can give us more information?

I started looking because of a new application on a work cohort's cell phone. He able to write emails to me using voice only which is a real blessing since I would not get information from him otherwise.


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By the way, there is supposed to be better software available, but the price is pretty good on Windows 7, free.

The other software might be more intuitive or easy to use, Anyone have experience with Dragon software, or any other for that matter?

Here is a consumer's research evaluation. http://www.consumersearch.com/voice-reco...

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 19, 2011, at 8:07 AM

Surely somebody knows something about speech recognition software. I'm still trying to write with only words and the word surely became both Shirley and shortly but I persevered.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 19, 2011, at 6:05 PM

I thought I would trick the speech recognition software today and use it while playing Internet radio to see if it would hear the words in a song.

It ignored it. Or at least, it could not hear any better of me. :-)

By the way, the :-) was inserted by voice command also.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Oct 20, 2011, at 7:59 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.