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Five accuracy hacks for Dragon NaturallySpeaking by DragonDictator

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As the CMO of Nuance and the GM of Dragon, I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking all the time. For me, Dragon is freakishly accurate. With these hacks, Dragon can be just as accurate for you.

Check these out and let me know if I missed any important accuracy hacks by leaving a comment.

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Five accuracy hacks for Dragon NaturallySpeaking by DragonDictator

  1. 1. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 1 accuracy hacks for Dragon NaturallySpeaking five
  2. 2. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 2 @DragonDictator Hi. My name is Peter. I am the CMO of Nuance and the general manager of the Dragon business. I’m also a fanatic user of Dragon because it is insanely accurate for me. Dragon can be just as accurate for you too, if you use my favorite accuracy hacks. Click here to follow me on Twitter
  3. 3. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 3 Make sure your microphone or headset works well. One of the most common causes of poor accuracy is a low quality audio signal. If Dragon can’t hear well, how can it understand you? A USB microphone or headset often improves your quality, especially if you have a low quality audio subsystem in your PC. Need a new mic? Check out our hardware compatibility list. 1. audio
  4. 4. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 4 Dragon will never recognize your friend Bob Blinkelzaket’s name. Same goes for company and product names that might not be in the dictionary. Dragon knows a lot of words, but it doesn’t know the ones that people keep inventing. You can add words to Dragon’s vocabulary one at a time, or have Dragon analyze your sent email folder or a document folder. Analyzing stuff you wrote is the best because Dragon will find the crazy words you use and will also learn your writing style. Check out the Vocabulary menu in Dragon for all these tools. 2. vocabulary
  5. 5. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 5 If Dragon makes a mistake, you need to tell it! Bad Dragon! How else will it learn? You can say “correct that” to fix the last thing that you said and in the latest versions of Dragon (version 12 or higher) you can simply type over the mistake and Dragon will learn from that too. Bad Dragon. Don’t let that happen again. 3. correction
  6. 6. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 6 How does Dragon learn the special way that you speak? By running a super sophisticated accuracy tuning algorithm. It is so sophisticated that even your fancy new computer can’t do much else while Dragon is running accuracy tuning. That means you need to let Dragon take over your computer every once in a while to do some real deep thinking about its relationship with you. You can Launch Accuracy Tuning from Dragon’s Audio menu. 4. tuning
  7. 7. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 7 Our researchers are constantly working to make Dragon better and better. To make sure you get the best accuracy possible, make sure you are using the latest version of Dragon. You can always find the latest version at the Nuance website. 5. upgrade
  8. 8. © 2002-2013 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Page 8 Did I forget one of your favorite accuracy hacks? If I did, tell me about it in the comments. And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter! what did I miss?

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