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  • 1. Using Computer Technology to Turn Speech into Text
    Dragon Naturally Speaking(1)
    Speech Recognition Software
    Margaret Springer
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  • 2. Allows you to talk to your computer and your words are transcribed onto your screen
    Allows you to create documents faster and more accurately than typing them
    Allows you hands free communication
    Allows you to revise documents as you go
    Allows you to search the Web and navigate Web pages by speaking the URLs and links
    Dragon Naturally Speaking (1)
    2
  • 3. Dragon Naturally Speaking(1)
    Dragon Version 10
    Communication Headset
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  • 4. Communication Headset Connection
    Headset connects to the microphone jack on the back side of the computer, jack is colored coded pink on this computer.
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  • 5. Headset is placed on your head with the microphone positioned slightly below your mouth.
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  • 6. Enter your name
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    Open the program and begin creating a user profile.
  • 7. 7
    Select Default
    Select your sound system
  • 8. Read the text provided speaking in a normal voice to allow microphone check.
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    Complete quality check on your microphone
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    When quality check is complete, system will indicate passed.
  • 10. Enter your user name
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    Begin creating your personal user files with your voice.
  • 11. Follow screen prompts to allow the computer to adjust to you voice.
    System sets vocabulary
    Read printed text to allow computer to adjust to your voice.
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  • 12. Program will congratulate you upon successful completion of setting up your profile.
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  • 13. The Dragon Bar will appear at the top of your screen
    You can now dictate into almost any Windows-based program
    Before you begin dictating, be sure to turn on your microphone, by clicking the microphone icon on the Dragon Bar
    As you speak the text will display in the Results box while the computer determines what you have said
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    You are now ready to begin.
    (2)
  • 14. Dragon Version 10: Installation Guide, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA, 2009.
    Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 10, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA, 2009.
    http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking, Copyright 2009 Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA, 2009.
    Shelly, Gary B., Cashman, Thomas J., and Vermaat, Misty E. Microsoft Office 2007 Introductory Concepts and Techniques: Windows XP Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2008.
    Shelly, Gary B., Vermaat, Misty E., Discovering Computers 2009, Brief, CourseTechnology, Boston, MA: Cengage Learning,2009.
     
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    Bibliography
  • 15. (1)Dragon Naturally Speaking, copyright 2009, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA.
    (2)Dragon Bar, copyright 2009, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA.
    www.nuance.com
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    Annotated References