ICON Home Page ICON Members' Forums Home Page
Members' Forums
Username:
Password:
Save Password Forgot your Password?

Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
 
 All ICON Forums
 Help Forums
 Office Applications
 Voice Recognition in Win XP
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Mary
Operating Member

368 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2005 :  07:14:35  Show Profile
Has anyone tried it and if so, how successful were you?

Thanks,
Mary

WinXP,933MHz

D.Oliver
Moderator

868 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2005 :  09:49:29  Show Profile
Well. I tried IBM's Via Voice but haven't gotten past the training session you need to give it. Will let you know when that happens.

David
The older I get, the better I used to be...
XP-Hm(SP-2) Athlon .5GBRam 160GB Networked 2-Way Satellite
Go to Top of Page

Terry
Operating Member

383 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2005 :  20:04:00  Show Profile  Visit Terry's Homepage
Hi Mary,
What I have read and heard about XP's voice recognition capability is that it is onerous at best! Dragon Naturally Speaking is touted as the best voice recognition software available, with IBM's ViaVoice falling somewhere in-between.
Each of them must be taught to recognize the user's voice and inflection.

Happy Computing
Terry

The answers are out there!
Win XP Pro, 512mb RAM, 500mhz Intel P3, 128kbps cable access
Go to Top of Page

Rapunzel
Supporting Member

58 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2005 :  20:32:44  Show Profile
I have ViaVoice. It did a fair job after the voice training and was fun but correcting the mistakes was a bit time consuming. If I couldn't physically type I could use it but haven't for a long time. As far as your question,it was about file saving wasn't it--I do not know about that.
Go to Top of Page

Sarah
Moderator

204 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2005 :  07:34:42  Show Profile
No, I have not used XP's voice recognition. However, if you're working with someone who wants to use it/try it, another consideration is the quality of the microphone. I think all of the voice recognition programs work better if the person has a good quality microphone to transmit their voice. The Plantronics headsets get high marks.

Just my $.02.
Sarah
Go to Top of Page

Mick
Administrator

1496 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2005 :  22:32:59  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage
I used it a while back, with the stuff built-in to office XP (Word 2002?) anyway, I think a lot depends on your speaking voice, the noise in the room, and the mic as Sarah mentioned. Sample results here:
http://topp.home.mchsi.com/wordeval.pdf

Mick



In technology, procrastination is the way to maximum efficiency -- longer it takes you to jump in, the softer the landing will be, because the "early adopter folks" will have a left pile of bodies to land on.

Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
ICON Computer Users Group © Interactive Computer Owners' Network Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000