Speech recognition

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With the introduction of Apple's Siri and similar voice search services from Google and Microsoft, it is natural to wonder why it has taken so long for voice recognition technology to advance to this level. Also, we wonder, when can we expect to hear a more human-level performance? In 1976, one of the authors (Reddy) wrote a comprehensive review of the state of the art of voice recognition at that time. A non-expert in the field may benefit from reading the original article.34 Here, we provide our collective historical perspective on the advances in the field of speech recognition.

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Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

smallbiztechnology.com -By using Dragon Naturally Speaking, “I can quickly dictate my notes as soon as I am finished with the call while it is still fresh in my mind,” says Kirkland. Not only are the notes accurate, they are completed in much less time than it would have taken him to type them.
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