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[Micronet] voice recognition app(s) for iPad

Glenn Robertson
Hello Micronetters,
Is anyone aware of a voice recognition app for the iPad that would allow the input of comments to a Word document? This app would eliminate the need of an external "real" keyboard. The goal is to avoid carrying the heavier MacBook when traveling.
Thanks in advance,
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Re: [Micronet] voice recognition app(s) for iPad

Ian Crew
Well, there's the built-in speech recognition (tap the mic to the left of the space bar on the keyboard), which I find works pretty well.  There's also a 'Dragon Dictation' app from the folks that make Dragon Naturally Speaking, but I don't know much about that.  You can also get a bluetooth-based keyboard cover for the iPad (just google for "iPad keyboard cover"--there are tons), which would give you a physical keyboard, yet still remain much lighter than a MacBook...

Hope that helps,

Ian

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> On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:25 PM, Glenn Robertson <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Hello Micronetters,
> Is anyone aware of a voice recognition app for the iPad that would allow the input of comments to a Word document? This app would eliminate the need of an external "real" keyboard. The goal is to avoid carrying the heavier MacBook when traveling.
> Thanks in advance,
> gr
>
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Re: [Micronet] voice recognition app(s) for iPad

Sean McMahon
Dragon Dictation software has been a standard dictation software that's been around for quite some time, I'm sure the iPad version should be great for your needs. It's a free app, I'm going to try it as well, see how it works. Let us know how functional it is in the field if you end up trying it and using it!


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Ian Crew <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well, there's the built-in speech recognition (tap the mic to the left of the space bar on the keyboard), which I find works pretty well.  There's also a 'Dragon Dictation' app from the folks that make Dragon Naturally Speaking, but I don't know much about that.  You can also get a bluetooth-based keyboard cover for the iPad (just google for "iPad keyboard cover"--there are tons), which would give you a physical keyboard, yet still remain much lighter than a MacBook...

Hope that helps,

Ian

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:25 PM, Glenn Robertson <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello Micronetters,
> Is anyone aware of a voice recognition app for the iPad that would allow the input of comments to a Word document? This app would eliminate the need of an external "real" keyboard. The goal is to avoid carrying the heavier MacBook when traveling.
> Thanks in advance,
> gr
>
> --
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> University of California, Berkeley
> Phone: (510) 423-5103
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Re: [Micronet] voice recognition app(s) for iPad

Bruce Satow
Many moons ago I set up the Dragon Naturally speaking software on a PC for a sight impaired researcher.   He wanted to use it to read and compose email as well as Word documents.  

It was difficult at that time, because it required the user to train the software to recognize the way he pronounced and read words.  For example, chair instead of cheer, or wok instead of walk, etc. 

The difficult part of the training?  

Since the user was sight impaired he couldn't read the paragraph from the manual ,  or choose which word he was speaking when the software displayed multiple word choices on the computer monitor.

That was many, many, many, years ago.  I assume that the technology has vastly improved.




On 11/8/2013 11:50 AM, Sean Michael McMahon wrote:
Dragon Dictation software has been a standard dictation software that's been around for quite some time, I'm sure the iPad version should be great for your needs. It's a free app, I'm going to try it as well, see how it works. Let us know how functional it is in the field if you end up trying it and using it!


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Ian Crew <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well, there's the built-in speech recognition (tap the mic to the left of the space bar on the keyboard), which I find works pretty well.  There's also a 'Dragon Dictation' app from the folks that make Dragon Naturally Speaking, but I don't know much about that.  You can also get a bluetooth-based keyboard cover for the iPad (just google for "iPad keyboard cover"--there are tons), which would give you a physical keyboard, yet still remain much lighter than a MacBook...

Hope that helps,

Ian

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:25 PM, Glenn Robertson <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello Micronetters,
> Is anyone aware of a voice recognition app for the iPad that would allow the input of comments to a Word document? This app would eliminate the need of an external "real" keyboard. The goal is to avoid carrying the heavier MacBook when traveling.
> Thanks in advance,
> gr
>
> --
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> African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Women's Studies
> University of California, Berkeley
> Phone: (510) 423-5103
>
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Re: [Micronet] voice recognition app(s) for iPad

Guy D. VINSON
I use the ipad native voice recognition ability with several ipad apps and that works fine for the most part, no training needed. I have found a better microphone helps a lot. I use a i-microphone EIM-003 that I got off Amazon for about $40, makes a big difference in the recording and voice recognition quality. 

My only problem now is feeling so damn silly dictating anywhere that is public. 


Guy Vinson
Infrastructure & IT
College of Environmental Design
University of California at Berkeley
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On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Bruce Satow <[hidden email]> wrote:
Many moons ago I set up the Dragon Naturally speaking software on a PC for a sight impaired researcher.   He wanted to use it to read and compose email as well as Word documents.  

It was difficult at that time, because it required the user to train the software to recognize the way he pronounced and read words.  For example, chair instead of cheer, or wok instead of walk, etc. 

The difficult part of the training?  

Since the user was sight impaired he couldn't read the paragraph from the manual ,  or choose which word he was speaking when the software displayed multiple word choices on the computer monitor.

That was many, many, many, years ago.  I assume that the technology has vastly improved.





On 11/8/2013 11:50 AM, Sean Michael McMahon wrote:
Dragon Dictation software has been a standard dictation software that's been around for quite some time, I'm sure the iPad version should be great for your needs. It's a free app, I'm going to try it as well, see how it works. Let us know how functional it is in the field if you end up trying it and using it!


On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Ian Crew <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well, there's the built-in speech recognition (tap the mic to the left of the space bar on the keyboard), which I find works pretty well.  There's also a 'Dragon Dictation' app from the folks that make Dragon Naturally Speaking, but I don't know much about that.  You can also get a bluetooth-based keyboard cover for the iPad (just google for "iPad keyboard cover"--there are tons), which would give you a physical keyboard, yet still remain much lighter than a MacBook...

Hope that helps,

Ian

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 7, 2013, at 6:25 PM, Glenn Robertson <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello Micronetters,
> Is anyone aware of a voice recognition app for the iPad that would allow the input of comments to a Word document? This app would eliminate the need of an external "real" keyboard. The goal is to avoid carrying the heavier MacBook when traveling.
> Thanks in advance,
> gr
>
> --
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> University of California, Berkeley
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