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Vista Voice Recognition Podcast

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VistaBlgThe long night of waiting is over.  Windows Vista is deep into the Beta and CTP programs.  Some of the features are recognizable from Windows XP, while others are so absolutely amazing they will knock your socks off.  One of the new features is the built in Voice Recognition.  I took the time to make a short demonstration on how to set it up and use it.  It is so impressive!  So if you would like to see the future of Voice recognition in action on todays Windows Vista operating system don’t take my word for it.  Watch the podcast and see it for yourself, then try it on your own machine.  This demonstartion was recorded using build 5270 (Beta 2) of Windows Vista.  Enjoy the podcast and watch for future casts on features and benefits of Windows Vista.

Windows Vista Voice Recognition 

 

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  • Nice demo, but I'm skeptical.

    I've used Dragon NaturallySpeaking for over 10 years for dictation (not for navigating), and I am generally impressed with its accuracy.  But where it stumbles, and stumbles badly, is in the correction mechanisms, especially in programs that do not adhere to specific standards.  (It does more or less OK in Microsoft Word, but in third-party programs it can be absolutely miserable.) Dragon does not "remember where the cursor is" for more than the very last dictation in some programs.  So you cannot go back very far in a paragraph and say "Select something-or-other" and have Dragon expect to find it.

    Moreover in some programs when the correction is used, even though the right material is selected, the cursor seems to lose its place and replace the new text but not completely over the old text -- trust me, it makes a mash of things.  When correction become such a hassle, ones enthusiasm for the program dies quickly.  

    Interestingly, one of the best programs to dictate in is WordPad.  Dragon never seems to lose its place in that program.

    Incidentally, I have dictated this in Dragon, and have only had to go back and make one correction.

  • What a great tool for disable people!
    Bless!

  • Im guessing it would work with media center?

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