I tried to use Macspeech Dictate (powered by dragon) and have had lack luster
perhaps my speech is less than perfect, but I can't get it to do my call sign
At $300 bucks, microphone included, I was hoping for better results.
the claim 99% accuracy. I find, my voice, I'm lucky to break 70%
even at 99% that's one word in ten and 10 words per hundred. That's a lot of
corrections to be made.
and since you have to train the software to your voice, I don't believe it
would work on signals coming in from the radio.
just my .02 worth.
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On Dec 6, 2010, at 10:45 AM, Richards wrote:
> I have every commercially available speech recognition program published
> since 1992, and have been a beta tester for every manufacturer (except
> Phillips who pulled out of the North Am market ten years ago...). I
> have been a product tester, reviewer and Guinea Pig for microphones and
> related input devices for several vendors.
> My recommendation is to get a headset mic - which moves around with you
> as you turn or move your head, and this helps keep the sound volume and
> all consistent.
> I also recommend you try 1) Dragon NaturallySpeaking as the most
> accurate speech recognition engine at cost, but if cost is a barrier,
> then 2) Microsoft Speech which comes free within various recent
> iterations of the Windows OS and some recent versions of MS Word.
> There are valid differences of opinion - different users get different
> quality results with various speech engines - but I much prefer Dragon
> NatSpeak as I think it is the more accurate speech engine, and it has a
> refined UI, whereas MS Speech is still in first beta (has been always -
> probably will never become finished...) and lacks the full UI that the
> Nuance (Dragon) product has. It just is a more complete experience and
> there is more formalized support for it than for the one built into the
> OS- which is an "undocumented" feature.
> You can purchase some third party add-ons to the Dragon product,
> including one called KnowBrainer(R) which is a set of pre-defined
> computer program control commands. This makes the programming of
> commands (as opposed to just straight dictation of words) easier and is
> more robust than the native available command structure that is built
> into the program. Such third party add ons are not as plentiful for
> the MS Speech recognizer.
> Get a better headset (but don't spend a lot of money) on a good
> microphone as the one in the box is just OK -- it will do fine, but a
> slightly higher expense is warranted. Do not spend a lot of money on a
> microphone - many vendors will make you think you need that -just like
> there are guys who say you need a $400 gold sputtered large diaphragm
> studio condenser mic, with noise gate, compressor, equalizer, and all
> the other trimmings for ham radio. In fact, I can explain why having a
> studio quality microphone for speech recognition can actually degrade
> performance (hint: think sound card sample rates....)
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