Free speech and voice recognition / dictation software for downloading
An easy software solution to enable you
to control your computer, dictate emails and letters, and
have the computer read documents back to you.
10 Reasons for Trying
- Free Download of software
- Over 100 commands built-in
- Ability to add more commands
- Runs in Windows2000 and WindowsXP
- Small file size
- Utilizes latest technologies from Microsoft
- Seemlesly integrate with Office
- Voice commands of Mouse events
- Based on SAPI and .NET technologies
- Easy to Use
Now you can tell your computer what you want it to do.
What Is It?
Command and control your Window's computer through your voice. Operate your computer using a minimum
of keystrokes or mouse clicks. If you want to move the cursor down one line, simply say: Down One.
Want to check your emails? Simply say: Open Email. Add commands to open and control any
Window's document or program.
How Does It Work?
Utilizing Microsoft's Speech Application Program Interface (SAPI) and
Microsoft's .NET Framework,
we have developed a very small and efficient voice command and recognition application. SAPI and .NET
are both required to use this software.
Dictation as Well?
Voice Dictation is integrated into the e-Speaking application including 26 different Dictation Voice Commands.
Our intent in developing this product was to suppliment your ability to command and control your computer
through your voice. To enable you to have access to dictation software using Microsoft's SAPI speech engine.
And to allow the computer to read documents and emails to you.
How Expensive is It?
It is Shareware. That means: You can download it and try it out for 30 days to see if you like it. The 30 day trial period is Free! That's right. You can download it with over 100 built-in commands and begin using it today at no cost. If you really like the program and want to use it beyond the first 30 days, the cost is $14.
Access the on-line user's guide.
What is Speech Recognition?
Speech Recognition is a technology that allows the computer to identify and understand words spoken by a person using a microphone or telephone. The ultimate goal of the technology is to be able to produce a system that can recognize with 100% accuracy all words that are spoken by any person.
Even after years of research in this area, the best speech recognition software applications still cannot recognize speech with 100% accuracy. Some applications are able to recognize over 90% of words when spoken under specific constraints regarding content and previous training to recognize the speaker's speech characteristics.
Computer software that understands your speech enables you to have conversations with the computer. These conversations would include you and the computer speaking as commands or in response to events, input, or other feedback.
Speaking is easier and more intuitive than selecting buttons and menu items. Human speech has evolved over many thousands of years to become an efficient method of sharing information and giving instructions.
Useful when accessing systems through pay telephones that do not have attached keyboards.
Dictation is a mode of speech recognition in which the user enters data by reading directly to the computer. Dictation mode allows users to dictate memos, letters, and e-mail messages, as well as to enter data using a speech recognition dictation engine. Most recognizers are speaker-dependent. To ensure accurate recognition, a "speaker profile" is created to ensure accurate recognition.
Dictation software allows you to create documents (email, wordprocessing, forms) by speaking instead of typing. Most dictation software allows you to speak in a natural way (conversational). To work effectively, these systems need to utilize databases of words and sounds (a lexicon). An initial training session is used to help the computer learn to interpret your voice and speech characteristics. This training (called "enrollement") will improve the accuracy of the dictation.
Important Things to Consider in Dictation
If you are new to dictation, it may help to begin by using notes or handwritten ideas. These aids will help you to gather your thoughts before speaking. With practice, you should get better at dictating to a machine and maybecome very good at dictating without the use of printed materials.
When dictating, try not to look at the computer screen since this may distract you from your thoughts and cause you to loose concentration. The computer will attempt to transcribe everything you say. So, make sure you think about it first before saying it.
Speak in a clear voice and pronounce each word. Speech recognition software is not perfect and may make mistakes in the translation of your voice.
Achieving Good Recognition Accuracy
- Use a noise cancelling microphone
- Use a digital microphone instead of an analog one
- Make sure background noise is at a minimum
- Perform the voice training / user enrollment
- Practice at first by reading from a printed source (e.g., newspaper)
- Speak clearly and slowly
- Think about what you want to say before you say it
- Train individual words that are not recognized
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