DRAGON SYSTEMS IS USUALLY
THE LEADER in human factors and accuracy. But everyone
else is getting better so the remaining rough edges on this product
need attention if Dragon is to maintain a strong lead.
Pros: Most evolved macro facility, best dictation engine feedback,
best dictated English syntax interpretation
Cons: Mediocre integration of mobile recorder, unfinished correction
facilities, weak text to speech facilities
Installation and Initial Enrollment
Before you begin using NaturallySpeaking, you must enroll in
its training window. The training session is the visually clearest,
cleanest, easiest and most foolproof of all the products but requires
a beefy (300 Mhz or better) machine for the short 5 minute training
sessions. Otherwise the training session is 15-40 minutes depending
on the speed of the CPU. There is a wide assortment of training
texts which adds interest to a process everyone otherwise would
like to be rid of.
There isn't any way to train recognition errors arising during
the transcription process from the palm recorder. Repeated playback
and correction of misunderstood phrases with the palm recorder's
rudimentary controls isn't practical. So it's not clear whether
accuracy can improve with the palm recorder in the same way it
can with direct dictation.
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