5. Fine-Tuning Speech Recognition

In This Chapter

Using the Recognition Window 60

Adding Words with Vocabulary Training 65

Editing Dictate’s Vocabulary 68

Sharing Vocabulary Lists 74

Dragon Dictate’s speech recognition capabilities are very good—especially if you’re able to speak clearly into a reasonably good quality microphone in a relatively quiet place.

But it’s not perfect. Sometimes Dictate won’t hear you quite right and type a word or phrase you didn’t actually say. Often, you can improve Dictate’s ability to understand your dictation by doing additional voice training, as discussed in Chapter 1.

Other times, Dictate won’t type the right word or phrase because it simply doesn’t know what you said—perhaps because you used an unusual proper ...

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