[Athen] [Fwd: Dragon Naturally Speaking training problem]

Dawn Hunziker hunziker at email.arizona.edu
Fri Jun 20 09:07:00 PDT 2008

Hi all,

Any suggestions on this one? I'm thinking that DNS version 9 would be a
better choice but thought someone may have run into something similar
and has suggestions.



-------- Original Message --------

Hi all, anyone have some experience with Dragon Naturally Speaking
ver. 8? I just installed it for one of our scientists, who is an
Israeli with a heavy accent. He can't get the software to understand
him at all, the initial training wizard just keeps waiting for him to
say something it can understand. The training wizard understands me
just fine, so I think the software is ok.

His English is good, I suspect the problem is that his words have a
sibilant hiss due to the accent. Is there a more hard core training
method in the software (rather than the initial wizard) that might
help? Any other ideas? The only other thing I can think of is to
try to have him pause between words, but the manual makes it sound
like pauses can also cause problems.




Dawn Hunziker
Assistive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center

Web Page: http://drc.arizona.edu
hunziker at email.arizona.edu

Mailing Address:
Disability Resouce Center
1224 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721

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