Category Archives: Errors that improved communications

Departmental Dishonesty

Sometimes, an incorrect translation makes a better message than what the voice recognition software user actually said. For example, in describing a business need that affected the entire department in a large company I worked at, Dragon NaturallySpeaking mixed the … Continue reading

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Thoroughly Thoreau

Two fresh-off-the-vocal-press voice recognition errors: What I actually said to my computer: reasonable, accurate, and thorough advice How my voice software translated it:  reasonable, accurate, and Thoreau advice That one actually slipped by unnoticed.  The e-mail recipient later told me … Continue reading

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We Had a Header

What I actually said to my computer: Lead-in header How my voice software translated it:  We then had her

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Women’s Intuition

What I actually said to my computer: Let me know if you have any questions How my voice software translated it: Women know if you have any questions Well, they sometimes expect you to know what they are thinking.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Today’s Voice Software Error: Eternal Instincts

I said “confirming eternity…” but my voice software heard “confirming eternity…” Continue reading

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Today’s Voice Recognition Error: Blasted Fanatics

You might recognize this phrase, as I spoke it just yesterday when writing up yesterday’s voice recognition error of the day.  What I actually said: The phonetics are not that different What the voice recognition software wrote: The fanatics are … Continue reading

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