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Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by deuce, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. deuce

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    Anyone have any opinions as to who's the best?
     
  2. RandyG

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    2 that I have always heard good things about.

    IBM's Viavoice

    Dragon's Naturally Speaking


    The point about any of them, you need spend a considerable amount of time getting them to learn your speech patterns sufficiently to use them with any sort of accuracy. I've got an older version of Naturally Speaking that came free with a comp mag, and have played around with it. I haven't the time to keep teaching it, so haven't tried to use it anymore. I do like the fact that you can do more than just type letters, but actually navigate the Internet, switch beteewn windows, open programs, etc.
     
  3. deuce

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    That is why I really want it now. Sounds like the technology is really good now. I have been hearing so much about it lately. I first wanted to get it back in like 98 but they were way to expensive then. Prices seem really reasonable now. Not like $300 back then.
     
  4. RandyG

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  5. deuce

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    Thanks Randy... :)
     
  6. Dark Star

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    hey guys.

    Randy thanks for the links, seems like IBMs Viavoice stands out as the best from what I've read thus far prices out at $200 and taking all things into consideration well wort the difference in price from the others.
    I also found this link and it has some recent info and looks to be pretty accurate as well.



    http://www.tifaq.com/speech.html
     
  7. MacFromOK

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    A high quality microphone is also a BIG plus. I have
    "Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred" version 3.01
    (a few years old now), and it's amazingly accurate
    if I talk LOUD into my "el cheapo" microphone. I'm
    sure a better mike would make a huge difference... :)
     
  8. jimi

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    duece as you know these guys are all making excellent points, mac is correct about the mike, the one that came with natural - couple years old- lasted 1 day, knew by then it wasn't going to work. played with typing letters a few times but the most useful feature was the "open word" "page down" "get mail" type of stuff. and be prepared to spend lots of time getting that software to know you, weeks to actually make it worth your while, may be better now. as of today IBM's viavoice does sound like the best bet IMO.
     
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