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#1 Penny

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:13 AM

Hi, all...

Can anyone suggest a good 'voice control typing' program for the computer?

It is that thing that can be used with a computer where you talk and it changes your words to print.

I bought one (being cheap) that puts things down that I swear I did not say or else gives a little box saying "unrecognizable" and I am hoping that someone might have some experience with a good program that I can use instead.

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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 03:22 AM

Hi Penny,

I have a couple of friends who use voice recognition software. I'll contact them and see what they recommend.

I don't have much luck with it myself and my Handsome Hubby has no luck at all! None of the programs can understand his accent! :lol:

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:05 AM

Penny I tried one of these a few years ago but found them to be hard to use - I know you need to spend a lot of time training them and I was to impatient because I wanted to get on with my work.

Perhaps they have improved now & are easier to use.

Jensue

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 07:24 AM

What we find/found is that voice recognition programs are totally useless if you have much of an accent~ I think since so many of the common ones used American Standard English voice samples, they just can't handle things like my husband's Yorkshirese!! :lol:

The vocabularies are limited too. I use chuffed and dischuffed a lot, meaning pleased or displeased and 'dreich' meaning damp, dreary weather. The programs just roll their eyes and refuse to play anymore...

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