[Athen] Dragon and training

Nusen, Michael Michael.Nusen at ppcc.edu
Wed Dec 13 08:06:53 PST 2006

We had a recognition problem even with an instructor's training file
because the student's digital recorder wasn't one recommended by Nuance.

Another digital recording issue was improved when the instructor agreed
to wear a clip-on microphone and carry the recorder in their shirt

The non-technology question, of course, is why the student needs a
verbatim transcript anyway.
The preference, of course, is to use peer notes, when appropriate, via
NCR paper supplemented with the instructor's materials/lecture notes and
the recording. The caveat, of course, re peer notes is that they may not
be appropriate in certain circumstances in developmental courses.

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Berkowitz, Daniel J
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 8:47 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Dragon and training

I can tell you that Naturally Speaking v. 9 has an extremely fast set
up. I loaded it on my laptop recently and was done with the basic
install and recognition training in less than an hour.

Daniel Berkowitz - Assistant Director
Boston University Office of Disability Services
19 Deerfield Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-3658 (office)
(617) 353-9646 (fax)
djbrky at bu.edu (eMail)

>-----Original Message-----

>From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On

>Behalf Of Stacy L. Smith

>Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:26 AM

>To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network

>Subject: [Athen] Dragon and training


>Does anyone know if it's possible to *create* a training script for



>I'm transcribing a recorded lecture from an instructor, and thought I'd

>give Dragon a whirl -- even if I only get 50% recognition, I'm ahead of

>starting from scratch. The problem is that I doubt I can get the

>instructor to leave her grading long enough to create a profile. I'd

>like to use a transcript we've already created to train the program.


>Is this even *remotely* possible?





>Stacy Smith

>Adaptive Technology Specialist, Disability Support Services


>stacylee at ksu.edu




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