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Shutter the Thought

I knew it would be a long shot for my voice recognition software, but I tried it nonetheless. What I said to my computer: “woulda-coulda-shoulda” – But what Dragon NaturallySpeaking typed: “Would occur to shutter”

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February Dragon Errors: The Best of the Worst

No, Dragon NaturallySpeaking did not suddenly get all its speech-to-text recognition correct for the last month – it’s time for some catch-up. Or “some ketchup,” depending on the quality of your microphone. February’s blunders: What I actually said to my … Continue reading

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Plant sperm??

I never heard of such a thing, but apparently Dragon NaturallySpeaking has. What I actually said: “When the plans firm up…” But how Dragon translated it: “When the plants sperm up.” And that was in an email to a business … Continue reading

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Porn for my what??

One of those embarrassing voice recognition errors (that occurred while using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for e-mail) that I’m so glad I caught before hitting “send.” What I actually said to my computer: …for an air-conditionerHow my voice software translated it:  …porn … Continue reading

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F’ing Laughter–Literally!

When using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, or some other voice recognition software, it’s important to remember to turn off your microphone when you’re done dictating. Otherwise, Dragon just keeps listening.  And Dragon doesn’t know what to do with any sounds coming from … Continue reading

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Smoking Pot on a Long Run?

I was sending out an email to some of my running buddies, and what I actually said to my computer:  …with 10 of us doing the long route.  But how my voice software translated it:  with cannabis during the long … Continue reading

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That Takes the Cake

This voice recognition software error, brought to you by my installation of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, makes me hungry: What I actually said to my computer: I assume you’ve seen How my voice software translated it:  Icing you’ve seen

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Anti-Democrat voice recognition software!

What I actually said to my computer: Barak Obama How my voice software translated it: Morocco bomber Apparently, Dragon NaturallySpeaking isn’t shy about its political opinions.

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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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A Close Shave … NOT!

This was a tough one for Dragon, my voice recognition software, because I spoke a word that anyone would understand in context to the conversation but that technically isn’t a real word.  My brother and I were talking about types … Continue reading

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Hablamos Hot Blonde? Muscle top!

Voice recognition software often struggles with “foreign” words – words that we commonly use in English but that come from another language, or that don’t follow English pronunciation rules. For example: What I actually said to my computer: caveat  How … Continue reading

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The Offensive Young Vendor

This recent voice recognition error occurred while using Dragon NaturallySpeaking to type up a report – a comparative analysis of large vs. small service firms. What I actually said to my computer: a relatively small and young vendor… How my … Continue reading

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Dorky Mothers and the Delhi Metro

As I’ve mentioned previously, Dragon sometimes struggles with people or place names: What I actually said to my computer: with Martha first How my voice software translated it:  with Mark the First This one exemplifies the problems of doing voice … Continue reading

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No Respect for the Purple Prayers of Tatian

More voice recognition shenanigans, courtesy Dragon NaturallySpeaking: What I actually said to my computer: A voice of respect How my voice software translated it:  Avoid some respect What I actually said to my computer: in prayerful obedienceHow my voice software … Continue reading

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Gotta Get Them Czechs!

I recently posted humorous errors from fellow voice recognition software users who frequent a voice software users forum (KnowBrainer).  Here’s another, this time from long-time NaturallySpeaking user Ed. What Ed said to his computer:    The cheques will be re-issued What … Continue reading

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Phonetically Speaking, It Should Make Sense…

Normally, it’s easy to understand how voice recognition software misunderstands spoken words, such as when… I said to my computer:      …and a spare in your purse And my computer wrote:  …and despair in your purse After all, there’s a good … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name? Anyone’s Guess With Voice Recog. Software

Most commercial voice recognition programs have developed to the point that they handle standard language and sentences fairly accurately.  But I find that even the king of ‘em, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, still blunders with names.  Here are a few examples I’ve … 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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You’re in Urine

What I actually said to my computer: You’re in for it. How my voice software translated it:  Urine for it.

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No Wisecracks

What I actually said to my computer: Thanks again! How my voice software translated it:  Thongs again! I’m not sure if it’s an exclamation of joy or exasperation about the thongs … translate as you wish.

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