What is voice to text
A voice to text program allows you to speak into a microphone so speak, and what you speak will appear in your word document or notepad or where ever.
Think of the possibilities you do not need to type any more. Chat by speaking instead of typing. You can lay in bed and write your blog. No more hands that hurt from typing too much. Basically you will reduce your reliance on your keyboard and mouse.
I am not fully accustom to it so I use both now, a combination of voice commands (speech recognition) and keyboard is the best for efficiency.
Further you speech faster than you type and you can do more in less time. The accuracy will be about ninety-five percent accuracy if you train the program. It has self training capabilities. I personally do not know if I spell at ninety-five percent accuracy.
Note this is not text to voice, which is something else. Text to voice programs are everywhere and they read to you. This is a diction or voice to text, which means you do not have to type any more.
Where to get a free voice to text program
I use a free Voice to text program that is available to Windows users called SAPI. SAPI is part of the Microsoft Speech Software Development Kit (SDK). If you are on XP then you need to install it from here from Microsoft. Free voice to text program . If you have Vista or Windows 7 you do not need to install this. Voice to text program is found on your start menu as displayed below.
This program will let you write e-mails or your blog or write that book you have been thinking about just by speaking. When you speak it will write for you. The set up is easy and Microsoft has a basic dictation program. You can buy some commercial ones but why? They have a few more whistles and bells but the one that comes with your computer.
Try blogging in the bath tube. The bathroom has good acoustics and I just speak away. However, I have to go back and revise my posts.
The future of voice to text
Skype and many other companies are already starting to come out with applications what you can speak into your phone and it will send an sms. I think they technology was developed for the disabled in mind, but now, as it progresses it has uses beyond its original intention. It is your personal dictation security.
The more advanced programs have commands for moving your mouse and scrolling etc.
Language application for speech recognition
Voice to text programs come in various languages of course. If you are trying to learn pronunciation in the Spanish language for example, you could practice with a Spanish voice to speech recognition program and try to improve your accuracy when you are reading Spanish text.
If you have question about the install or use of this speech recognition program please review this site.