[Athen] voice to text recorders
Stacy L. Smith
stacylee at ksu.edu
Mon Apr 2 12:03:21 PDT 2007
So just to clarify -
Students take digital recorders to class, take them home, and are able
to run the audio file through Dragon - without any training?
I've been fiddling with Dragon and recorded files, and it's my
understanding that you can't convert files unless you have a user
trained specifically for recorded files.
Is there another piece of software that comes with the recorder that
makes this work?
Quoting Phillip Goodman <goodman at eri-wi.org>:
> It seems to me that any solution that comes close to being useable
> involve Dragon. No other program comes close to the accuracy though I
> heard the built in voice recognition in the new Windows Vista is
> pretty darn
> good, but that doesn't seem to apply here. Even the University here
> Madison has taken to hiring transcribers that are aided by the use of
> for the increased speed.
> I have used Dragon for about 10 years due to injuries. I have tried
> Dragon in my office in more of a conversational way with clients who
> deaf. I don't sign and interpreters are sometimes hard to get when
> you want
> them. For some reason the accuracy just wasn't as good even though I
> trying to be careful about how I was using my voice.
> In the past I have posited that a student may approach the
> professor(s) and
> ask if they would read the Dragon training (it is pretty short these
> in to a recorder. Then the recorder could be placed close to where
> speaker is (wear it?) and you might get better results. I never have
> that tried though.
> I would be interested in hearing what you eventually go with and how
> Phillip A. Goodman B.S. OTR
> Assistive Technology Consultant
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> From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org]
> Behalf Of pminyard at memphis.edu
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 8:11 AM
> To: athen at athenpro.org
> Subject: [Athen] voice to text recorders
> Where does one find a digital recorder that converts voice to text?
> never heard of one and would like to read the specs. The only method
> heard of is running the voice recording through voice recognition
> such as NaturallySpeaking.
> Phillip Minyard
> Disability Services Coordinator
> Student Disability Services
> University of Memphis
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