Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:13 AM
I'm posting this question for my dad. He's a doctor, and he's not good with computers. Like many older doctors, rather that type up his own reports he dictates them on a tape recorder, then a secretary types out the dictation, then he goes back and reads the reports and corrects the secretary's errors. This is terribly inefficient and it ends up taking him probably twice as long as it would if he had decent typing skills and just did it himself. However, he insists that he's too old to learn how to type fast, and maybe he's right. Anyway, it seems to me that some decent speech recognition software would probably achieve the same results (cutting out the middleman and need for multiple proofs). He tried using dragon's software back around 2000 and it didn't work very well - too many errors. I'm thinking of buying him the latest dragon software since I assume that the quality is alot better 10 years later. But I don't really know. So, what is the best speech recognition software if price isn't too much of an issue (as long as it doesn't cost $1000)? I haven't personally used siri, I've heard it's great although I'm not sure how it would do with more complicated medical terminology. Although at the moment he spells out any word with more than about 5 letters. So I don't know how siri compares to dragon, or other targeted speech recognition software. Any suggestions?