Category Archives: Punctuation errors

My apologies to Karen, but…

“Open paren” is what you speak aloud when using Dragon NaturallySpeaking and you wanted to insert an opening paragraph mark:  (   What I actually said to my computer: open paren at this stage… How my voice software translated it: open … Continue reading

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Excavating Her Marks?

Carrying forth from yesterday’s example of the trouble with punctuation, here’s a doozy of a blunder the voice software made while I was writing some fiction: What I actually said to my computer: “I love her!” How my voice software … Continue reading

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Dragon Misrecognizes Comma

Is it a spoken word, or is it spoken punctuation? Voice recognition software must discern which, and often gets it wrong.  A recent example while using Dragon NaturallySpeaking: What I actually said to my computer: amazing camaraderie How my voice … Continue reading

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Comma Robbery

Today’s voice recognition error requires some explanation. When using your voice to “type” as it were, you speak aloud the punctuation.  So, to have Dragon NaturallySpeaking write this: He left, pointing out the obvious: “Your hairstyle stinks, and I mean … Continue reading

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