[kwlug-disc] Speech to text

Kiwi Ssennyonjo kiwi at ssenn.com
Tue Feb 15 12:12:33 EST 2011


The challenge is that these doctors are not raking the time to train
the software to their voices.

I am going to make dragon work.

The equipment being used here at this particular location is top notch.

The user is the challenge I have to over come.

Kiwi

On 2011-02-15, at 12:07, "unsolicited at swiz.ca" <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:57:32 -0500, Rob S. <mr_semantics at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>>> From: kiwi at ssenn.com
>>> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:58:19 -0500
>>> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>>> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Speech to text
>>>
>>> Hello to you all
>>>
>>> I have clients, doctors that need to find options.
>>>
>>> They have all mentioned Dragon, and how they have not ha much luck with
>>> it.
>>>
>>> Please help me find some options.
>>>
>>> Kiwi
>> Is the issue due to the vocabulary the software recognises?
>>
>> Otherwise, if Dragon won't do it, then I think your clients are out of
>> luck.  I know of no other product which does voice recognition better
> than
>> Dragon.  Now I will say that the equipment makes a *huge* difference.
> The
>> improvements in accuracy (claimed by Nuance) over the years are
> primarily
>> due to the hardware Dragon runs on being much speedier.  Bottom line:
> the
>> faster the processor, and the more internal cache, the better.  This
> means
>> (ugh) that Intel Core-whatever processors probably have the advantage
>> (though I run Dragon on my Phenom II X4 955 and it works very well) over
>> AMD CPUs at this time.  The other issue is the microphone; a good mic
> and
>> sound card  really make a difference as well.  You do have options there
>> too, but before I go on I will wait and see what you have to say about
> the
>> nature of the problems your clients are having.
>
> Are there not voice to text apps / devices out there? e.g. (Smart) Phones
> recording voice memos that get downloaded as text, or is it still aways
> downloaded as an audio file, and something on the computer has to do the
> translation?
>
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