Who uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

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  1. Steven K

    Steven K Supporting Actor

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    Just curious is anyone on the forum is using or uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking... my company makes the software, and I just wanted to get an idea of how popular it is on the forum.
     
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    no, I think it has its niche though.

    I hear about it every now and then.

    Sometime around '84-'87 I remember my dad had put a pretty rare IBM voice recognition and recording board in one of the PCs we had. We were able to do voice recognition, and use it as our answering machine as well. Back then, even trying to explain that to somebody unfamiliar with PCs would get you some very strange looks.

    The recognition software worked surprisingly well for its age. Although the only thing I really typed was "dir c:dos /p" and stuff like that.

    can't remember the name of the software (IBM), but I remember the floppies (5.25") and there were quite a few of those.

    not bad for a machine which probably had 640k ram at most, and a 20mb hard disk.
     
  3. Brett DiMichele

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    Steve,
    Since you work for Dragon.. Send me a full version of
    Naturaly Speaking and I will let you know what I think of
    it. Heck i'd even do a review for the forum [​IMG]
    heh
     
  4. Steven K

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    Hugh,

    IBM's main Voice Recognition software is called "Via Voice." I had a copy of it back in the early 90s... geez, how the technology has changed.

    Brett,

    Actually, the company is no longer called Dragon Systems. Dragon was bought by Lernout and Haupsie in 2000. Then, this past December, Lernout and Hauspie was bought by Scansoft, Inc (they acquired all of L&Hs Speech and Language assets)
     

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