Using Speech Recognition. Vicki Wassenhove Quad-Cities Computer Society June 10 th , 2009. Why use Speech Recognition?. Today’s improved technology Three times faster than typing Hands-free computer use No more spelling mistakes! And… It’s just fun! . Some software:.
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Quad-Cities Computer Society
June 10th, 2009
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Note: Some versions of XP have an earlier version of SR to try.
Search Google: “Windows Speech Recognition demo”
See also Microsoft’s first Vista SR demo: Windows Vista Speech Recognition Demo Gone Awry
(I’m not the only one with presentation glitches!)
Opening SR places a small icon on your monitor screen.
To begin, say “Start Listening”.
To simplify navigation around the screen, say “Show numbers” and make the appropriate choice.
Say the number of the area that includes your desired target.
Narrow the choice by numbers until you are over the center of the item you want to choose.
A normally clear speaker, using a recent computer with a decent microphone and with a little experience should get very good recognition results and gain real productivity benefits.
Future generations of these programs should only get better!
SR Software Review by Vicki in April 2009 Q-Bits Newsletter( PDF format, see page 3)
“I am amused that now I can dictate a variety of swear words and random insults... the process of learning how to use this speech recognition program pushed me to that ledge.”
This text was created as a trial of the voice recognition software… And to create a real challenge, we’ll include a few humdinger colloquialisms, by golly. We’ll see if these groovy programs can jive with less stuffy lingo. Savvy?
"Dictating to your computer is so easy. No typing, no more spelling mistakes, it's the dyslexic person's dream."