Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking is a pioneer in speech recognition and despite being almost a niche product was already selling as an MS DOS application in 1990. Since the hardware during those times was not as powerful as it is today, it was necessary to separate each spoken word with a distinct pause. This was needed because there was no reliable way to break down a spoken sentence into separate words. With today’s powerful hardware and more sophisticated algorithms, Dragon Naturally Speaking claims 99% accuracy in transcribing naturally spoken English sentences without forcing the user to inject a pause after each word.

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