voice activated software


Posted by Scott Harvey , Nov 04,2001,07:10   Archive
G'day

Just wondering if any of you have tried any of the available packages for voice activated software.

Given wher I am at at the moment i am looking at what may be possible for me to stay at work.

i am interested in both the dictation software as well as anything that will read my incoming mail/documents

the way the eyes are at the moment I think if I could get something that would at least take part of the load off I could function quite OK at work.

Cheers

Scott




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Re : voice activated software --- Scott Harvey
Posted by Dee in OR , Nov 05,2001,12:30 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Scott,

I've heard it doesn't work well with accents. I have a friend with a British accent and she had all kinds of problems with it. I don't know which software program she used. There are a lot out there. Hope you can find one that understands Aussie! :-)

Cheers,
Dee in OR




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Posted by Virginia , Nov 05,2001,14:16 Top of Thread Archive
I did some research on it several years back for NASA and didn't find it very good unless custom tailored to individuals' voices. Since then I think it has probably improved a lot. But it depends on the particular software that you get. You are right to ask questions. I don't know anything about those currently on the market.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Nov 06,2001,20:16 Top of Thread Archive
Now Virginia, you've been withholding information again. What's this about research for NASA? So, is the Master Gardener thing a cover for what you really do? ;-)

Shirley in Arkansas wondering what else we are going to find out about our Virginia




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Posted by Virginia , Nov 06,2001,23:53 Top of Thread Archive
Yes, Shirley, I actually had a career once upon a time. The gardening thing came after that.

Virginia in AL, enjoying life as an ex-computer geek.




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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Nov 07,2001,13:16 Top of Thread Archive
Virginia, please tell us you were an astronaut!! That would make you seem even more glamorous than I already think you are.

Now we no longer have to continually ask questions of Shirley's "nerd" guys since you have admitted to being a computer "geek" yourself. It will be nice to have our very own "geek" on the board.


An admirer ... Sally in North Idaho

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Posted by Virginia , Nov 07,2001,16:13 Top of Thread Archive
Not even close, Sally. I worked for companies that did government contract work - there's a lot of that here with a NASA facility and an army base. I started in the days of big computers and quit before everyone had a PC on their desk. The field has changed so much since I started. Notice I said "ex"-geek. I would like to know more, but there is only so much time in the day and only so much energy in the body.

By the way, how are you feeling? I've been wondering about you and your sciatic nerve.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Nov 07,2001,17:40 Top of Thread Archive
Hey Virginia, would you just leave it alone. :-) It sounded better the first time you stated "did a little research work for NASA". I cannot harass you if I feel sorry for you. Now take it back and make it sound a little bit snooty. ]-)

Shirley in Arkansas who has spent the afternoon helping her husband replace windows in our house. Not all together a fun job.




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Posted by Virginia , Nov 07,2001,19:20 Top of Thread Archive
I've already got reputations that I don't deserve. I just couldn't let it slide. But, there is no need to feel sorry for me - it was good work and paid well. Would you feel better if I said Carl is a rocket scientist?

Virginia in AL (Huntsville is Rocket City)




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Nov 08,2001,14:14 Top of Thread Archive
Oh Virginia, I don't really feel sorry for you. If you didn't keep throwing out these little tidbits for me to latch on to and use against you, then you wouldn't have all these reputations that you don't feel like you deserve. :-) That really didn't make a whole lot of sense. Besides, I love it when you give me ammunition to use against you. You know I get bored if I can't pick on someone and Alan hasn't given me a whole lot to pick on him about lately.
I like the idea of Carl being a "rocket scientist". I refuse to pick on him, though. You would tell on me. :-)

Shirley in Arkansas




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Posted by Delaine Inman , Nov 09,2001,22:51 Top of Thread Archive
We discussed this once before and I bought the middle priced, Naturally Speak and never did get it to understand my Southern accent. I finally gave up. That was about 3 years ago and I updated computer 2 years ago and reloaded and retrained program several times. I think Virginia once said most were developed in California and seem to understand that accent better.



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