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STK
9th September 2008, 06:42 PM
Any recommendations on a good speech to text application?

Need one :thumbup:

Wally
9th September 2008, 06:47 PM
click the app name in the menu bar, go to services, click speech start speaking text.

Wally

mechcon
9th September 2008, 06:57 PM
Without the sake of making another thread just because it's an iPhone... has anyone seen any text-to-speech applications for it?

gregh
9th September 2008, 07:00 PM
click the app name in the menu bar, go to services, click speech start speaking text.

Wally

That would be text to speech - I think the OP needs speech to text (via some form of speech recognition).

glenmorrow
9th September 2008, 07:17 PM
The best one on a PC is Dragon Dictate, no idea for a Mac but you could check them out they may either have a Mac version or be able to provide a recommendation.

Piratbyran
9th September 2008, 07:27 PM
All of them will be dodgy at best, but macos has one built in (system prefs -> speech)

STK
9th September 2008, 07:44 PM
I want a speech to text. I might try dragon dictate on bootcamp.

forgie
9th September 2008, 07:49 PM
These guys now work with Dragon, so they use the same Dragon for PC engine. MacSpeech - MacSpeech (http://www.macspeech.com/)

mvjs
9th September 2008, 07:50 PM
I want a speech to text. I might try dragon dictate on bootcamp.

As Forgie said, MacSpeech Dictate is the way to go. It's the same engine as Dragon the the PC.

digoxin
9th September 2008, 07:51 PM
MacSpeech Dictate is the best one I have tried. It is very accurate . I know of a radiology clinic that uses it for dictating their medical reports and have great success even with complicated medical terms. I believe it is a Dragon Speech derivative.

MacSpeech Dictate - The Future of Speech Recognition MacSpeech (http://www.macspeech.com/product_info.php?products_id=592)

Speech Recognition Comes to the Mac | New York Times Video (http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=a9eb10967ecaa7a4b0524b9fcfe5d626dbf9e890 )

der
10th September 2008, 12:18 AM
i use dragon naturally speaking preferred v9.5 with a digital dictaphone and a usb mic thru vmware fusion (and also parallels before)- works perfectly.

macspeech dictate uses the same dragon engine, which is brilliant, but it's still v immature feature-wise compared to DNS. no doubt it'll improve with time.

you can buy cheap copies of DNS on ebay.

you can check how well your hardware works using this site:
Nuance - Support - Hardware Compatibility List (http://support.nuance.com/compatibility/default.asp)

good luck!

beckmarc
6th October 2008, 04:51 PM
I am using Dragon version 10 (preferred) in Vista (bootcamp). It works very well and has more features then macspeech. In particular Dragon enables you to correct your work and the voice engine learns from this. I understand from the macspeech website that this will be added to version 1.2 which will be a free upgrade to existing users. Apparently it is in "private beat testing". I wonder if the speech engine in macspeech is Dragon version 9/9.5 or version 10.