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rmmateo27  Identity Verified
Spain
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Dec 16, 2003

Hello, I am a Eng-Spa freelance keen on purchasing a voice recognition software. After some research on the web I have come to the conclusion that IBm Via Voice Pro and Dragon NaturallySpeaking are the best ones. Can anybody cast some light on this matter?
Thanks in advance


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sabina moscatelli  Identity Verified
Italy
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Dragon Dec 16, 2003

Hi

I have been using Dragon Naturally Speaking for a couple of years now and I am fully satisfied with it.

Sabina


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LuciaC
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Sabina Dec 16, 2003

I've always wondered: can you combine this software with CAT tools, Excel, PowerPoint etc? Also, if you overwrite the original text, are you likely to get a mess?
How about tables?

I've read positive opinions about Dragon, but they never really describe how it performs in combination with the various software.

Also, if you have to insert a foreign word, does it recognizes it?

Hope I am not asking too much!
TIA for your opinion.
Ciao
Lucia


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Marina Zinno  Identity Verified
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Dragon Dec 16, 2003

I used dragon and it works fine, I was satisfied with it!
User friendly and quite reliable


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ntext  Identity Verified
United States
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Multi-language support? Dec 16, 2003

While we're on the subject: Can these speech recognition products be set up to work in several languages? Specifically, to accept dictation in both English and German?

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sabina moscatelli  Identity Verified
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Hi Lucia Dec 16, 2003

I regularly use it both with Trados and/or tables, with no problems at all!

Sabina


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Robin Salmon  Identity Verified
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One copy for each language Dec 17, 2003

Norbert Gunther Kramer wrote:

While we're on the subject: Can these speech recognition products be set up to work in several languages? Specifically, to accept dictation in both English and German?


I believe, Norbert, that you need a different copy of Dragon for each language.

I have been using Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional 7 since August and I had major problems with it two weeks ago. It slowed up so much with Trados that on two occasions I had to start typing again to finish the job by the deadline. Obviously, this was hard, as I hadn't been typing for a while.

So what did you do, Robin?

I tried the Scansoft website and they charmingly offered to charge me around $20 for support by e-mail. About three days later, I tried again and found no mention of the charge!

The help was excellent - must be the most knowledgeable technical support staff I've ever come across (they helped me once before)- and they told me to do various things. Dragon is now working great with Trados and I did a fairly rushed job last
night no probs.

I still have small recognition problems like "our" instead of "are" and the word "two" is a problem, both as a word and a numeral. Capital letters are also tricky -maybe that's just me. The product is constantly being improved and I've already had one free update.

In a nutshell, Dragon has been a huge help as it has reduced eye-strain which had developed into a medical problem for me.


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Anthony Dr. Williams
Austria
Local time: 03:22
German to English
I go for Dragon Dec 17, 2003

I have been using various Dragon systems for years now and have always been very satisfied. Currently I am using an English / German version in one programm.
When you switch languages you just have to load the appropriate speech files - a matter of maybe 10 seconds.
I can really recommend the programm.
Anthony Williams
Vienna

Norbert Gunther Kramer wrote:

While we're on the subject: Can these speech recognition products be set up to work in several languages? Specifically, to accept dictation in both English and German?


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