kumazuki (Scott) (kumazuki) wrote,
kumazuki (Scott)

Testing, testing, testing, 1, 2, 3 ?

Computers have come a long way, and I'm sure they have a long way to go. One of the items that I receipt as an early Christmas gift was a program called Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I have always wanted to be able to talk to my computer and have a type exactly what I'm saying. Although, this program is very good at recognizing speech, and it doesn't take much training to get it to understand what I'm saying, I'm sure there will be situations that it will have a problem understanding what I'm saying. It is actually very interesting one of the training sessions to understand my speech, was reading chapter 16 from "2001: A Space Odyssey". I had to read it several times to get the diction correct, and to work out the timing and how to enunciate and pronounce the words correctly. And as I am dictating this post I am wondering how many others would want to even use this program. I'm sure that there will come a point into that it will be easier for me to dictate a phrase, then it will be to type it out on the keyboard. I know there are several who type their posts while listening to music I can see how this would be a disadvantage while using Dragon speak. But for those of us who more often than not do their posting in totally quiet room this would be perfect. Normally, when I'm doing posts I'm in the basement and I don't have any music playing. The few times that I visited gryphon_hole and he's been posting, he normally has no music playing in the background. I can see that it might be of them easier to dictate if our were using a headphone but I'm currently only using the microphone that is on my cam. It is really going to take me some practice to learn how to dictate correctly. In this first post I am sure that I could have typed it quicker then it took been to dictate with the correct pronunciation.
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