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Had much valued advise here ,so i thought i post what i read recently about speech recognition software .

Dragon Naturally speaking 11.5 premium.

http://voice-recognition-software-review.toptenreviews.com/dragon-naturally-speaking-review.html

Does it really eliminate the need to type ???.

Also the new LG Mouse Scanner into one .

A left click on the Mouse and its a scanner ???

Any thoughts, ideas on the above , or anything similar someone has tried ????

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Had much valued advise here ,so i thought i post what i read recently about speech recognition software .

Dragon Naturally speaking 11.5 premium.

http://voice-recognition-software-review.toptenreviews.com/dragon-naturally-speaking-review.html

Does it really eliminate the need to type ???.

Also the new LG Mouse Scanner into one .

A left click on the Mouse and its a scanner ???

Any thoughts, ideas on the above , or anything similar someone has tried ????

The voice recognition software looks good in theory, but in practice it's just not accurate enough. I've used it on a trial basis and would say that it's easier to type it yourself, and even easier to dictate it and get someone else to type it up.

A couple of the law firms local to us used it for a while but soon dropped it.

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The voice recognition software looks good in theory, but in practice it's just not accurate enough. I've used it on a trial basis and would say that it's easier to type it yourself, and even easier to dictate it and get someone else to type it up.

A couple of the law firms local to us used it for a while but soon dropped it.

How long did you trial it for out of interest? I'm thinking of getting it as when I saw a doctor use it 3-4 years ago, I was very impressed.

As I understand it, the accuracy builds up over time as it becomes more familiar with your voice. You can get plug-in dictionaries (e.g. medical or legal) for specialist words to speed things up even more but my doctor didn't need it. I wouldn't be sure that it is as fast as someone who is very skilled at touch typing (80 words per minute plus) but I'm sure it is better than us ordinary two finger keyboard bashers. Also, in the long term, it might help with reducing the risk of RSI type symptoms if you use a keyboard a lot.

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How long did you trial it for out of interest? I'm thinking of getting it as when I saw a doctor use it 3-4 years ago, I was very impressed.

We trialled it for about a week but if I was honest I'd say that I personally didn't give it a fair trial. I much prefer to dictate and have it transcribed. We went with digital dictation which was marginally more efficient for the firm than dictating using tapes. That seemed much more acceptable.

You're the first person I've heard who was impressed.

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Are you using windows? What version? If you have windows 7 the speech recognition that comes with it can do a decent enough job if you train it and speak slowly and clearly. Its already built in so no need to buy anything else

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We trialled it for about a week but if I was honest I'd say that I personally didn't give it a fair trial. I much prefer to dictate and have it transcribed. We went with digital dictation which was marginally more efficient for the firm than dictating using tapes. That seemed much more acceptable.

You're the first person I've heard who was impressed.

Sounds a bit old school! ;)

However, I've worked with some senior legal professionals who seemed to like digital dictation.

Speech recognition is a technology that is quite likely to improve significantly over the next few years. Maybe keep an eye out for the next version of Dragon?

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