I scan the rainbow passage to my laptop to check completely different internet browsers and to work out however correct Dragon Naturally Speaking Support is.
Here’s my computer setup:
- My current machine is running Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.5 Premium on Windows 7 (64 bit).
- My Dell computer is a Studio XPS 9100 with an Intel i7 CPU and 12 GB of RAM. (Definitely more powerful than what I was using last year.)
- I use the Plantronics Wireless Bluetooth headset.
Here’s how I compared the different programs:
- The rainbow passage sample that I used has 335 words in it.
- I read the rainbow passage to my computer and included the “new paragraph” command, as well as punctuation marks (i.e. saying things like “comma” and “period”.)
- Over a year ago, I found that Dragon Naturally Speaking made only 8 word errors with a brand-new user profile. (In other words, Dragon Naturally Speaking got 97.6% of the words correct straight out-of-the-box.)
- I read the rainbow passage each time out loud (instead of using a MP3 recording), so there might be a few minor differences between reading. The programs are listed below in the order that I read to them.
- I use Tortoise Merge to compare the different text documents. I had to remove the blank lines in all the documents in order for the software to compare the different transcriptions.
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