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What is Speech Recognition software?

What is Speech Recognition software?

Defining Speech Recognition Software

Speech recognition software transcribes spoken words into text. This can be useful for anyone who may experience difficulties with typing or wants to save time by speaking their notes/thoughts or other scripture instead of being tied to a desk to type them out.

With proper training, speech recognition is a valuable asset to any professional looking to streamline their work and create rich, detailed and accurate documentation - fast. 

Solutions for Speech Recognition

Speak-IT provides plenty of options for getting you set up and running with speech recognition software. Depending on what you need, we provide both on-premise and cloud-based solutions to help you transition to an extremely accurate and future-proof speech recognition solution. 

With some speech recognition software solutions being designed for general use, others provide a more focused approach to industry-specific terminology such as medical and legal, therefore it is important that you find the most relevant and accurate product for your requirements. 

How does Speech Recognition Software Work?

Created using a combination of complicated algorithms which analyse the pitch, pronunciation of your voice and context of the word used, speech recognition software can accurately transcribe what you are saying.

With more advanced software packages such as the current leading solutions supplied by Nuance, their range of Dragon software has an advanced algorithm which learns your individual voice over time to become even more accurate at recognising your speech the more you use and train the software.

What are the benefits of using speech recognition software?

When utilised correctly, speech recognition software will have your computer work for you. With a proven increased workflow speed of 3 times minimum, speech recognition software can help you tie up admin work much faster so that you can focus on the more important tasks at hand.

Based on whether you will be using a microphone or a headset for your dictation, you can achieve a semi or fully hands-free workflow to not only allow you to pay more attention to other tasks, for example tending to patients in a medical profession, but it will also allow you more freedom than being stuck at your desk for a healthier lifestyle as you can dictate wherever you want, whether that is whilst cooking dinner, on a train etc.

Not only can speech recognition improve the speed at which you can create documents, emails and reports, but the software can also empower you to include more detail in your work with fewer inaccuracies. Don't wait for your hands to catch up - let your thoughts flow naturally onto the page!

Solutions that we supply

Nuance Dragon:

Dragon Professional Individual

This software is the base of all current Dragon products. Perfect for the individual user, DPI comes 99% accurate straight out of the box. Complete with next generation speech recognition, reporting and documentation have never been easier. Leveraging the latest in Deep Learning technology, Dragon constantly learns and adapts to your unique voice and environmental variations.

Pros:

  • Up to 99% accuracy
  • Custom Vocabulary
  • No Training Required
  • Turn recordings into editable text

Cons:

  • No Roaming Voice Profile

Dragon Professional Anywhere

Unlike Professional Individual, Dragon Professional Anywhere is the upgraded version. Available via the cloud, users of Dragon Professional Anywhere can access their voice profile and documents from anywhere with a stable internet access. Ideal for the remote worker, this software is simple to set up and PC-friendly due to the heavy lifting being done in the cloud.

Pros:

  • Up to 99% Accurate
  • Roaming Voice Profile
  • One Click Installation
  • Advanced Custom Commands

Cons:

  • Does not include Legal or Medical Vocabulary

Dragon Legal Anywhere

Dragon Legal Anywhere will provide you with a highly accurate dictation workflow that is specialised for legal professions. A full, British legal vocabulary allows users to fluently transcribe specialist terminology with ease. If you are working in the legal sector and looking for voice transcription, there is no comparison.

Pros:

  • Up to 99% Accurate
  • Integrates with case management systems
  • Roaming Voice Profile
  • Lightweight Software

Cons:

  • Not compatible with Nuance PowerMic Mobile

Dragon Medical One

Designed specifically for users in the medical sector of work, such as doctors, GP's etc, Dragon Medical One comes with a unique medical vocabulary that allows users to input specialist medical vocabulary into their reports without the need to add all the key terminology into their custom work bank.

Pros:

  • Up to 99% Accurate
  • Compatible with Nuance PowerMic Mobile
  • Integrates with Electronic Patient Record Systems
  • Includes a built-in Medical vocabulary

Cons:

  • Recordings cannot be turned into editable text

 

SemblyAI

For a highly accurate, 6-way meeting transcription solution, SemblyAI has you covered. Automated transcription and separation of up to 6 different users over a conference table or a virtual meeting, this software is perfect for the no-showers to your meetings. Haven't got the time to read the full notes? SemblyAI can summarize key points and details of the meeting to provide you with bite-sized information that you may need to follow up on.

Pros:

  • Individually transcribe up to 6 separate voice profiles
  • Highlights key topics and meeting points
  • Instant written summaries
  • Compatible with virtual meetings

Cons:

  • Only transcribes meetings

Philips SpeechLive Speech Recognition Bolt-On

The Speech Recognition Bolt-On for Philips SpeechLive allows users to transcribe fluently in up to 21 different languages. The ability to transcribe pre-recorded files helps to define this product from the crowd, as new old files can be transcribed whenever they are needed as if they had just been spoken. All web based, Philips SpeechLive doesn't require installation and therefore has a very low running cost on your PC.

Pros:

  • 21 Languages Supported
  • Transcribe pre-recorded files
  • Real-time speech recognition via the SpeechLive App
  • Web Based - No installation required

Cons:

  •  No 'voice profile' features available

 For further advice regarding voice recognition, please feel free to get in contact with us on 0121 456 7800 or email us on sales@speakit.co.uk

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