I want my Life Story told, but I don’t want to Write it? (Part 2)
In my last blog post, I talked about getting your history recorded using a digital recorder and then having your audio transcribed. In this post, I want to talk about a piece of software called Dragon Speech Recognition Software. The website for Dragon is: https://www.nuance.com/dragon.html. The software is available for either PC or MAC based computers.
From the Nuance (Dragon) website: “Introducing the all-new Dragon Professional Individual for Mac, v6. With an all-new, next-generation speech engine leveraging Deep Learning technology, enable more accurate dictation and transcription, along with powerful customization and mobility features to drive documentation productivity—wherever work takes you.”
The PC discussion on the website is as follows: “Put your voice to work to create reports, emails, forms and more with the all-new Dragon Professional Individual, v15. With a next-generation speech engine leveraging Deep Learning technology, you can now dictate and transcribe faster and more accurately than ever before, and spend less time on documentation and more time on activities that boost the bottom line.”
Dragon software allows you to dictate your story directly into your computer and the software converts that into an electronic format.
The power of this software is that it can transcribe while you talk. You do not need to transcribe the audio. It has a powerful transcription algorithm built into the software.
Turn voice files into text—instantly
With Dragon Professional Individual for Mac or PC, you can transcribe voice recordings from a smartphone or portable voice recorder, podcasts or audio files of any single speaker’s voice to text quickly, easily and accurately. Streamlined setup makes transcription faster and easier than ever. Dragon can accomplish all the following:
- Transcribe from .mp3 aif, .aiff, .wav, .mp4, .m4a, .m4v.
- Complete transcription quickly and accurately with no voice training required even for third-party speakers
- Transcribe any single speaker’s voice from pre-recorded audio files or from podcasts
- Use transcription Batch Mode and save time if you have multiple audio files to transcribe
I highly recommend Dragon Speech Recognition software. It takes a little learning, but the end result is a very good way to get your history into the computer.