Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a CAT tool?

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Start time:Nov 27, 2013 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Summary:Do you want to translate more words in one hour? Come and discover the productivity gains made possible by voice recognition, especially with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
Do you already have your Dragon copy but don’t use it? Or you use it without ever having read the notice? Or you just want to know more about voice recognition? This webinar will teach you the basics to create a profile but, above all, it will give some tips to make it work in an optimal way: precautions to take before creating a profile, optimization, advanced settings... will allow you to take the best out of voice recognition and optimize the possible productivity gains. Translate more words in one hour (from 1.5 to 3 times) to translate more in one day or have more free time, isn’t it a dream? Additionally, voice recognition helps preventing back and arms pain...
Target audience
Any translator wanting to increase his/her productivity thanks to voice recognition, especially those who don’t type too fast…
Learning objectives
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
• create and optimize a Dragon profile
• know the main commands and tours of the software
• use specific menus to fine tune settings
• identify the possible tricks of the tools when translating

No specific prerequisites, except being able to talk...
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• What is voice recognition and, in particular, what is Dragon NaturallySpeaking
• How to create one’s profile with some useful tips
• Dictate in Dragon
• Vocabulary optimization
• Settings optimization
• Tricks

Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.


• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

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Created by
 Bruno De Myttenaere    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Bruno De Myttenaere a obtenu sa licence en traduction en 1975, à Bruxelles. Il a ensuite embrassé une carrière bancaire qui lui a permis de découvrir de nombreuses facettes de la banque. Il a mis un terme à sa carrière bancaire en 2009, comme cadre de direction, et a quitté la Belgique pour s’installer en France, à Annecy, dans les Alpes, où il a lancé son activité de traducteur freelance.

Depuis 2011, il utilise quotidiennement la reconnaissance vocale pour ses traductions, aussi bien dans SDL Studio 2011 (2014) que dans memoQ ou Wordfast Anywhere. A l’époque, cela lui a permis de respecter les délais pour la traduction d’un livre à laquelle il était occupé.

Bruno a 5 enfants et 10 petits enfants (et ce n’est pas fini…). Il aime la randonnée, le vélo, la lecture, la musique… et est comédien amateur : il a joué avec plusieurs troupes bruxelloises entre 1990 et 2009 et a écrit une pièce.
General discussions on this training

Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a CAT tool?

Camille Ollivier
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Member (2019)
English to French
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later viewNov 6, 2013

I can't connect to participate, is it possible to view this webinar later ?

later viewNov 6, 2013

chloedessaigne wrote:

I can't connect to participate, is it possible to view this webinar later ?

Hello chloedessaigne,

Thank you for your interest in the session. It will be recorded and you will be offered to purchase access to the video and handouts via email if you register for the webinar. Once the video is released, it can be located at the video center http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos

Hope this helps.

My bests,


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