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Using computer technology to turn speech into text

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Using computer technology to turn speech into text

  1. 1. Using Computer Technology to Turn Speech into Text<br />Dragon Naturally Speaking(1)<br />Speech Recognition Software<br />Margaret Springer<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Allows you to talk to your computer and your words are transcribed onto your screen<br />Allows you to create documents faster and more accurately than typing them <br />Allows you hands free communication<br />Allows you to revise documents as you go<br />Allows you to search the Web and navigate Web pages by speaking the URLs and links<br />Dragon Naturally Speaking (1)<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Dragon Naturally Speaking(1)<br />Dragon Version 10<br />Communication Headset<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Communication Headset Connection<br />Headset connects to the microphone jack on the back side of the computer, jack is colored coded pink on this computer.<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Headset is placed on your head with the microphone positioned slightly below your mouth.<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Enter your name <br />6<br />Open the program and begin creating a user profile.<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Select Default<br />Select your sound system<br />
  8. 8. Read the text provided speaking in a normal voice to allow microphone check.<br />8<br />Complete quality check on your microphone<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />When quality check is complete, system will indicate passed.<br />
  10. 10. Enter your user name<br />10<br />Begin creating your personal user files with your voice.<br />
  11. 11. Follow screen prompts to allow the computer to adjust to you voice.<br />System sets vocabulary<br />Read printed text to allow computer to adjust to your voice.<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Program will congratulate you upon successful completion of setting up your profile. <br />12<br />
  13. 13. The Dragon Bar will appear at the top of your screen<br />You can now dictate into almost any Windows-based program<br />Before you begin dictating, be sure to turn on your microphone, by clicking the microphone icon on the Dragon Bar<br />As you speak the text will display in the Results box while the computer determines what you have said<br />13<br />You are now ready to begin.<br />(2)<br />
  14. 14. Dragon Version 10: Installation Guide, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA, 2009.<br />Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 10, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA, 2009.<br />http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking, Copyright 2009 Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA, 2009.<br />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.<br />Shelly, Gary B., Vermaat, Misty E., Discovering Computers 2009, Brief, CourseTechnology, Boston, MA: Cengage Learning,2009.<br /> <br />14<br />Bibliography<br />
  15. 15. (1)Dragon Naturally Speaking, copyright 2009, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA.<br />(2)Dragon Bar, copyright 2009, Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA.<br />www.nuance.com<br />15<br />Annotated References<br />

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