Tag Archives: Dragon NaturallySpeaking

One Crazy Prescription

This next voice recognition error is from the medical world, and came to me from someone who wishes to stay anonymous.  As you may know, voice recognition software is often used by doctors as a way of recording what they … Continue reading

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Dog Health Food?

What I actually said to my computer:  phytonutrients.  But how my voice software translated it:  Fido nutrients That’s one ruff translation by Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I’d say.

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Struggling to Juggle

A recent voice recognition error while using Dragon NaturallySpeaking to auto-type my spoken words:  What I actually said to my computer was ClassJuggler (a company that provides online software for dance studios, web-based Cheer camp and gymnastics schools software, and … Continue reading

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Mongolian Criminals

A humorous week for voice recognition software errors. Two memorable ones:  What I actually said to my computer: Morongo Casino How my voice software translated it:  Mongol Casino And one more, brought to you by Dragon NaturallySpeaking as well: What … Continue reading

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Foreign languages – not Dragon’s forte … or fort hey.

While just about any born English speaker knows this common Spanish phrase, it certainly freaks out Dragon NaturallySpeaking:  What I actually said to my computer: muchos gracias.  How my voice software translated it: Just get a yes. So, if I … Continue reading

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Correcting Craig?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking struggles most translating spoken names and less familiar terms. Here are two recent voice recognition errors that occurred in one sentence: What I actually said to my computer: Kreg pocket hole joinery (it’s a woodworking thing).  How My … 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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Loopy Slopes With Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Any of you guys a fan of the song Hang on Sloopy, like I am? Apparently, my voice software is not:  What I actually said to my computer: Hang On Sloopy.  How my voice software translated it:  Hang On’s loopy.  … Continue reading

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I Was Talking With Saul, Right?

What I actually said to my computer: …those who came, saw, and left. How my voice software translated it:  …those who came, Saul, and left. Interesting assumption, Dragon NaturallySpeaking. 

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Voice Software: It’s a Gas!

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is not too friendly with any of my friends south of the border: What I actually said to my computer: Muchos gracias   How my voice software translated it:  Which is gaseous Voice recognition – it’s a laugh a … 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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Close, But No Cigar

Sometimes the smallest of voice recognition software errors can completely reverse the meaning of your message. For example: What I actually said to my computer: reduce joint inflammation How my voice software translated it:  produce joint inflammation Until Dragon NaturallySpeaking … Continue reading

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Knee-high Resolutions & Medicating Issues

A voice recognition error by Dragon NaturallySpeaking software this week that left the recipient scratching his head, I’m sure: What I actually said to my computer: communications issues How my voice software translated it:  key medications issues And one more … 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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No Christmas Spirit at All

You’d think that the engineers who make Dragon NaturallySpeaking for voice recognition (you-talk-it-types stuff) would have programmed the software to properly recognize this phrase and its common context.  But that’s what you’d get for thinking: What I actually said to … Continue reading

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Bowling with Spit and Worshiping Deena

Here are two recent voice recognition errors, the first of which changed a common expression about brainstorming into a new kind of sport: What I actually said to my computer: spit balling How my voice software translated it:  spit bowling … Continue reading

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Ric’s Wreckage & Al’s Address Key

This first voice recognition error is from Google voice mail’s blundered attempt at turning a phone message into an e-mail text message: What the caller said:          Hey, Ric, it’s Sheila. How Google translated it: Hey, wreckage, Sheila. I didn’t take … Continue reading

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Dragon Not Even Trying?

Sometimes, Dragon NaturallySpeaking is so far off in its translation of my words that I’m tempted to think it’s messing up on purpose.  Like on this one, in which I was describing a bit part performance my daughter had in … Continue reading

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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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