Voice dictation is the ability to interpret human speech and transcribe it into text for use in applications.

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OS X Dictation - more accurate transcription

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software stand point prospective, I read on a book that: "Further, the server-based dictation in OS X also sends other user information, like your address ...
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Mac dictation custom commands not working

I use the Mac Yosemite (10.10.3) built in dictation extensively, and I find it does a really good job of understanding my speech, at least when I'm speaking in complete sentences. I also use the ...
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Map capslock to control for Emacs in Yosemite

I am using Yosemite 10.10.3 and Emacs 20.0.50.1. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Control in such a way that it is recognized by Emacs. I have already gone to Keyboard > Modifier Keys and and ...
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Microphone has about one minute dictation limit on iPad Air 2

My iPad microphone cuts out after about one minute of dictation. I've tried using Google and Word but the same limitations apply. Does anybody have a solution?
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How easy is it to work with a Word document in Naturally Speaking installed in Bootcamp?

I work with film scripts that have formatted page layouts. I'd like to start dictating them because I have arthritis and typing is getting to be a drag, even if I can type as fast as can dictate and ...
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Dictation with browser : have Mac Book Pro speak out web pages

Can I use dictation to have Firefox/ Safari to read me pages? Using a MacBook Pro - OS X 10.9.4
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Can I make my website respond to Apple voice dictation for navigation?

I'm learning about how to add accessibility into my website and want to include Apple voice dictation as a way to navigate the site. Actually writing this question using voice dictation and hope that ...
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Is there a voice-activated command prompt?

I injured a hand six weeks ago, and, being a programmer/sysadmin, I'm looking into ways to control a Terminal application using my voice (or, I suppose more broadly, not using my left hand). I am ...
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Commercial command line utility for transcribing voice memos to text?

I'm looking for a commercial command line utility to transcribe my MP3 voice memos into text files. My workflow is to record voice memos through out the day and upload these memos as MP3 files to ...
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Is there a way to make Siri listen properly?

When writing a message using Siri, the software will stop listening for the message at the slightest pause. For example: Me: Send a message to John Siri: Okay, what would you like it to say? ...
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Can you dictate Emoji on iOS?

iOS (and presumably OS X) understands the underlying Unicode descriptions for Emoji icons. When reading iMessages back to you, Siri can use these descriptions to translate Emoji into words. For ...
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On OSX what is the opposite command to “say”, i.e. what command is there for speech recognition?

I'd like to be able to enter a command that registers a speakable word that OS/X can listen for all the time. When the user speaks that word, it should launch an app. Similar to the "OK google" idea. ...
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Run AppleScript for Specific Monitor

I've enabled Dictation for command prompts via voice [got it from the OS shipped Chess application in Lion]. Decided to give it a go System Wide now in 2015 running Yosemite. I fancy it so far, ...
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How can I speed up Enhanced Dictation's response/ processing speed?

It takes around ten seconds to process a voice command, whereas speakable items are instantaneous.
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Is there a way to send a text message via voice command in iOS after dictating it?

I know that there are voice commands for inserting a new line or inserting punctuation, but I was wondering if there's a voice command to send a text message once it has been dictated. I tried saying ...
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Gathering statistics in Mac Dictation

Is there any way to log the use of / gather statistics in Mac Dictation, such as the following: Use of commands (e.g. log command name, timestamp) Use of words (e.g. log wordl, timestamp) ?
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Does enabling Enhanced Dictation in Mac dictation improve the speech recognition accuracy?

In Mac Dictation, I wonder whether enabling Enhanced Dictation impacts the speech recognition accuracy.
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Dragon Dictate often turns the microphone on after mistakenly believing I have said “wake up”

In Dragon Dictate 4, the voice command "wake up" can be used to turn the voice recognition on (provided that the microphone was asleep, not off). It tends to get triggered too easily: when I discuss ...
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Equivalent of Dragon NaturallySpeaking's HeardWord function in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking's Advanced Scripting Command on Windows, HeardWord is a function that enables Dragon NaturallySpeaking to behave as if the specified word, word sequence, or voice command ...
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No cap after a period in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon Dictate 4, when I say "Hello world period this is a test period", it outputs: Hello world. this is a test." There is no cap after the first period. Is there any way to fix it? This ...
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Voice command to output “\ref{}” in Dragon Dictate 4

I want to define a voice command that outputs "\ref{}" in Dragon Dictate 4. When I define the following voice command: the output is: [blank line] ef{} Basically \r is interpreted as a carriage ...
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Mac Dictation and Dragon Dictate: which one has the highest speech recognition accuracy?

Which one amongst Mac Dictation and Dragon Dictate has the highest speech recognition accuracy for English?
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Changing the minimum pause length required before a voice command in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I can change the minimum pause length required before a voice command in the option menu: Surprisingly I can't find the ...
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Changing the dictionary used by OS X Dictation

Is there any way to alter the dictionary used by OS X Dictation, i.e. add/edit/remove a word? I use OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite.
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How to turn on voice dictation in Yosemite using a voice command?

Is there any way to turn on the built-in voice dictation in Yosemite with a voice command (just like we can do using the voice command "wake up" in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, or "Hey Siri" in Siri)?
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Changing the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation

Is it possible to change the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation? E.g. in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I can change ...
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Renaming an advanced voice command in OS X Yosemite dictation

Is there any way to rename an advanced voice command? For example, I would like to rename the advanced voice command "copy that" to "copy" without having to disable the built-in advanced voice ...
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Changing the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite

Is there any way to change the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite? I.e. if I want to dictate "hello world" then move the cursor on the left, I'll have to say "hello world move ...
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get the new dictation languages from Yosemite into Mavericks?

The question really says it all. I'm especially interested in getting Dutch as a possibility in Mavericks, because I am Dutch.
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Is there any hash code to activate voice commands - to use with bluetooth radio? [closed]

I have got Volkswagen RCD510 Bluetooth radio. I'm used to use iPhone voice control (not Siri) with Bluetooth radio in another car. I'm pressing voice button on car steering wheel and iPhone starts to ...
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How to switch dictation language in Yosemite using a voice command?

I write in both English and French, and quite often I need to switch between them. I'd like to know if I can achieve this using a voice command?
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How can I find dictation commands in French?

Apple has a list of dictation commands online here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6482 and here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6481. Does anyone know where I can find the French versions?
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Turn off or adjust Dictation popup in Mac

In Mavericks, whenever I used Dictation, the little popup window would adjust to the left side of the text in Word, Pages, etc. However, since upgrading to Yosemite, this has been "fixed" and adjusts ...
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An unexpected error occurred while downloading the dictation language

I'm on Yosemite and trying to download Enhanced dictation language files for English (USA). Default language is set to English (Australia) I don't know why. I'm getting this error. I have also tried ...
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Mac Dictation - How to select backspace?

Using OS X 10.9 and 10.10 dictation, I can find/use the various grammatical commands as shown here. Is there a way to select back, erase, cancel? When I try these words, they are typed not ...
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Is there a way to prevent voice dictation from turning off the system audio? [duplicate]

How can I configure OS X to allow audio playback while I use voice-to-text? -- As empowered as my MacBook makes me [feel], an important part of my personality is indefinitely numb from familiarity ...
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How do I end dictation without using my mouse, and without triggering unintended shortcuts?

As far as I know, to terminate hands-free voice dictation mode one must use their hands -- either by clicking 'Done', or by pressing Command + D. However, pressing Command + D also executes the ...
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How to activate voice dictation on ipad 3?

There is no option like that on the Keyboard option. How can I start it, I thought it was an inbuilt feature and reading other pages they have it. The iOS version is 7.1.2
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Dragon Dictation mouse clicks

I use a speak recognition program Called Dragon Dictation because my hands are disabled. I work at home from a computer and I use the program for mouse clicks but I have to say "mouse click" which ...
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Use Dictation with Earbuds' Microphone

I have the ~$80 apple earbuds, and it has a built-in microphone which works fine. I've used it for skype and taking calls. In Preferences, the drop down for Dictation's input has 'Line-in", but when ...
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Audio Recording iPhone app with hardware button control?

I'm looking for an audio recording app (like Voice Memos) that has hardware button support. Like how you can press one of the volume buttons in Camera to take a photo. For use on a standard device ...
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Dragon Dictate (or Mavericks Dictation): How do they work? Do they have an API?

This paper (http://qh.antenna.nl/unimacro/implementation_and_acceptance_of_natlink.pdf) explains how NatLink was made, a Python interface to Dragon NaturallySpeaking, on Windows. NaturallySpeaking ...
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How to record human voice and display as text on command line?

I am looking tool or a script that records human voice and displays as text purely on command line. I am not looking for text to speech, but rather speech to text. I do not want to work at all with ...
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Resource consumption of continuous listen speakable items?

How computationally intensive is speakable items when it's continually listening for input? I think it's fun to use and actually sometimes useful to use for commands (like when my hands are full or ...
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How can I transcribe a Voice Memo to Text?

I need to transcribe Voice Memo recording to text. Can I play the recording and use Dictation? is there another method to convert an existing Voice Memo to text?
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Running Dragon Naturally Speaking on MacBook Pro

I am looking for the best way to run PC applications on my MacBook Pro (one being Dragon Naturally Speaking Medical which requires a fair bit of RAM and memory) and am wondering whether Boot Camp or a ...
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Installing extended offline dictation fails without error

I'm trying to download the offline dictation files but I only see the download window (screenshot) and after a while it disappears and the next time if I want to use dictation the same thing happens. ...
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“no caps” not working in Sublime Text

On Mavericks I'm trying to use the "no caps" dictation command in Sublime text but the word always appears capitalized. I tested the command in the Safari URL line and it does work there. Is there a ...
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Dictation disables f8 play/pause hotkey

I'm trying to use dictation in order to dictate into a text editor a recording that I listen in a headset - played by VLC. There's a big problem with the fact that, when dictation is running, the f8 ...
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A player with global hotkeys in Mavericks for back/forward

I want to use Dictatation in order to dictate a text that I listen in a headset. I would like to be able to pause and go back/forward without switching between the windows of the text editor and of ...