Dragon certified experts will dramatically reduce the learning curve and help you achieve maximum productivity.
The Dragon family of products are licensed per speaker; every person that creates a speech profile must have a licenses (synonymous with piece of the software) To not adhere to this is a violation of Federal law and is subject to fine, imprisonment or both.Depending upon version the software can be installed on multiple computers- however the per speaker licensing, of course, still applies.
WHAT IS CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION?
This process involves speaking at the same pace as most of your conversations and your spoken words are transcribed immediately onto your computer screen.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking uses continuous speech, or natural speech. Just talk to your PC naturally.Your sentences appear immediately on your screen and in your document. Dictate entire paragraphs at a time. Compose e-mail messages, create reports, draft letters, and edit proposals just by speaking.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Dragon Medical Practice Edition helps to be more productive. As you can see in the example below, Dragon NaturallySpeaking is much faster than typing. NaturallySpeaking is especially effective in Medical, Legal and instances where typing is not possible or practical.
Typing at 50 net words per minute, a person produces a 3-page, 900-word document in 18 minutes.
Dictating 160 net words per minute, a person produces a 3-page, 900-word document in less than 6.5 minutes.
**(Net words per minute determined by measuring a person's average gross speed in words per minute and subtracting the number of errors made.)
(CAUTION: THE CORRECT SPEECH MODEL MUST BE USED AS THESE PROGRAMS ARE BASED ON STATISTICAL SPEECH MODELS DRAWN FROM VARIOUS POPULATIONS- E.G., PHYSICIANS USE MEDICAL PRACTICE EDITION, ATTORNEYS USE LEGAL 12 AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS USE PROFESSIONAL 12. TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM ACCURACY ONE MUST USE THE APPROPRIATE SPEECH MODEL. THE ASSUMPTION THAT ONE CAN BUILD A SPEECH MODEL AS INHERENTLY ACCURATE AS THE APPROPRIATE SPEECH MODEL IS NOT CORRECT).
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR NUANCE DRAGON NATURALLYSPEAKING?
click here for system requirements.
IS MY COMPUTER POWERFUL ENOUGH? HOW WILL MY SYSTEM PERFORM?
NaturallySpeaking uses sophisticated acoustic and language models to interpret your speech and turn it into text. The program checks your computer's specifications to determine which set of speech models it will install on your computer. Computers that just meet the minimum system requirements will receive the base models; while a Core II Duo computer with 2 GIG of RAM (XP) 4 GIG RAM for Vista, 6 GIG RAM for Windows 7 and 8 would receive the most sophisticated models available. Whichever the case, the program will adjust itself to the processor and memory of your computer to provide the best combination of accuracy and speed possible. We STRONGLY recommend Windows 7 with 6 gig of RAM for the Medical Practice Edition.
HAS THE ACCURACY IMPROVED?
We've always worked to improve the accuracy of our products, and the new versions are no exception. The advancements in our technology, coupled with today's faster computers, make for a more accurate product than previous versions.
The increase in accuracy from version to version is exponential! (Note that different people experience different degrees of improvement in accuracy.)
HOW DOES NATURALLYSPEAKING MAKE CORRECTIONS EASIER?
A drop-down list appears when you select words in our editor, suggesting possible alternatives for what you had spoken. It's very similar to the little spell-check list that appears in Microsoft Word.
HOW HAS WEB BROWSING BY VOICE IMPROVED WITH the new versions?
With version you can now choose options from radio buttons, toggle checkboxes, switch between frames, and follow image links all by voice using Microsoft Internet Explorer. We have also improved the way you can follow links which share the same name.
HOW HAS NATURALLYSPEAKING IMPROVED E-MAIL MANAGEMENT?
With NaturallySpeaking you can now manage your incoming and outgoing e-mail. You can dictate e-mails into your favorite e-mail programs, such as Microsoft Outlook (Professional, Medical & Legal versions only). You can also use built-in voice commands to check mail, compose and reply to messages, navigate fields, and so forth.
Some example commands include: Check for New Mail, Send E-mail, Reply to Message, Go to Cc: Field, Print E-Mail, and Forward Message.
WHICH E-MAIL PROGRAMS DOES NATURALLYSPEAKING SUPPORT?
You can create and manage e-mail by voice in popular programs such as
* Microsoft Outlook (Professional, Medical & Legal versions only) and Outlook Express
Microsoft Outlook (Professional, Medical & Legal versions only) and Outlook Express
I HAVE A DIFFERENT E-MAIL PROGRAM. CAN I USE NATURALLYSPEAKING WITH MY PROGRAM?
Yes, you can still dictate directly into any Windows program, including other e-mail programs. You can also use our improved web-browsing features to work with Web-based e-mail programs such as Yahoo! and Hotmail. You may not, however, have access to all of the built-in commands.
HOW CAN YOU TELL THE SOFTWARE WHICH LINK TO FOLLOW WHEN THEY SHARE THE SAME NAME?
If hypertext links share the same name, NaturallySpeaking displays choice numbers next to each of the options. Just as when you are correcting, you can say "choose two" to select which link you wish to follow.
CAN I STILL DO EVERYTHING I COULD DO IN THE EARLIER VERSIONS?
Yes - you can still jump to links, go to Favorite web sites, enter Web addresses, move around Web documents, dictate into forms, click buttons, and more, all by voice.
HOW CAN I ADD TERMINOLOGY QUICKLY?
The Add Words from Document feature will scan your electronic documents for unfamiliar words and update the built-in vocabulary appropriately. This functionality allows you to achieve higher accuracy levels by focusing the program on the personal or industry-specific words you use on a day-to-day basis. This feature is only available with Professional, Medical and Legal versions. (THIS FEATURE SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION)
WHICH PROGRAMS SUPPORT SELECT-AND-SAY EDITING?
The following programs support select-and-say editing with
NaturallySpeaking: Select and Say editing gives one the ability to say a word and have the word highlighted as if it was selected by highlighting. From that point one may correct (replace with the correct word if that word was misrecognized ) or edit if one desires to simply replace a word by choice. Some random programs will also support this feature- check on a none by one basis.
* Microsoft Word
* Corel WordPerfect
* Microsoft Chat
* Internet Explorer