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Nuance knows dictation, as it produces Dragon NaturallySpeaking, arguably the best speech-recognition program on any platform. It’s now leveraging that expertise in an interesting way, by releasing Dragon Dictate for the iPhone. The free app allows the creation of email and text messages by voice, simply […]

Nuance knows dictation, as it produces Dragon NaturallySpeaking, arguably the best speech-recognition program on any platform. It’s now leveraging that expertise in an interesting way, by releasing Dragon Dictate for the iPhone. The free app allows the creation of email and text messages by voice, simply by speaking them into the app. Dictation can also be done into the clipboard for including the text into any app.

Those familiar with speech recognition like that used by Dragon Dictate are aware of the stiff processor requirements the technology brings. Nuance is getting around that by having the recognition done on its servers, thus avoiding any special requirements on the phone. The dictation only takes a few seconds to get to the servers and back, on either Wi-Fi or 3G.

I have been using it this morning, and I am impressed with the accuracy I am getting. Most dictation arrives on the iPhone error-free, as long as the environment is not too noisy.

  1. Grr. I just tried to install this. “Not available in the Canadian iTunes Store”.

    Seriously? C’mon Nuance!

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  2. Not available in the UK either….

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  3. Granted i’m norwegian and am told I have a “viking accent”, so I wasnt expecting it to be as accurate as it was. Here’s this article spoken by me into the app:

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  4. I have used it for a couple of days. Meh. It times out too much and loses what I’ve dictated (unless there’s a way to get the dictation back). Doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s WiFi or 3G. Maybe the servers are overwhelmed with people trying out the app en masse?

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