[Athen] NaturallySpeaking Medical Edition

Schwarte, David M. schwarte at purdue.edu
Tue May 16 11:45:36 PDT 2017

Hello Wink,

That is the type of information I was hoping to hear. I will try to convince the student that this is a great “opportunity” to practice her vocabulary, by adding it to NaturallySpeaking. I recently worked with a student on adding single words, but it has been a while since I have added vocabulary from a document. I am glad to know it is still doable. I was just guessing there was a lot of vocabulary overlap between human medicine and veterinary medicine anyway.

Thanks very much for your help Wink.
David Schwarte

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Wink Harner
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Subject: Re: [Athen] NaturallySpeaking Medical Edition

Hi David,
There's no reason to spend the extra money on the medical version of Dragon Naturally Speaking. Either professional individual version or the premium version provide enough support for what your student needs to be able to do.

In order to create customized vocabulary, you can create a vocabulary list using Microsoft Word and import to DNS, scan a document with medical vocabulary pertaining to the veterinary science program & import it into DNS, or add vocabulary as it comes along. The student would then train the pronunciation of the vocabulary. it's a little time-consuming in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, it's not hard at all to do this.

Contact me off list if you need more information on how to do this.

Wink Harner
Foreigntype at gmail.com<mailto:Foreigntype at gmail.com>

On May 15, 2017 11:48 AM, "Schwarte, David M." <schwarte at purdue.edu<mailto:schwarte at purdue.edu>> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I am working with a veterinary medicine student who is interested in using voice recognition. I came up with the bright idea that NaturallySpeaking Medical Edition might be a good option. I have now looked at the price and I have a couple of questions for those who know more about NaturallySpeaking, especially the Medical Edition. Is there more to the Medical Edition than just additional medical terminology? Are there alternatives to NaturallySpeaking in terms of voice recognition for medical professionals? I would also be curious if there was a repository of medical terms that could be added to a less specialized version of NaturallySpeaking. I was also thinking a list of medical terms would be helpful for real-time captioning, so there would be more uses for a list of medical terms than just for voice recognition.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
David Schwarte

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