Working with speech recognition
From the technology perspective, speech recognition has a long history with several waves of major innovations. Most recently, the field has benefited from advances in deep learning and big data. The advances are evidenced not only by the surge of academic papers published in the field, but more importantly by the worldwide industry adoption of a variety of deep learning methods in designing and deploying speech recognition systems.
So it’s no surprise that speech recognition software has become surprisingly sophisticated over the past years. Also with smartphones in our hands daily, we are getting more used to creating text with our voice rather than typing.
If you are considering to expand your speech recognition use for example for work to create longer text documents, reports, Emails, etc, it’s smart to learn a few basics. This will ensure that you can talk with your computer as fluently as you talk with your friends.
For tips around voice file creation and dictation, check out our mini-series blog posts on “How to Dictate”:
- Welcome to “How to Dictate”: More than just talking to yourself
- “Why dictate”: The Power of Speech
- 4 Tips to Becoming a Dictation Pro
- Overcoming “Mic Fright”
When using speech recognition it’s also important to learn the most useful commands. These will make sure that your text document is formatted while recognized, like it would be when typing.
Here is a helpful overview for the most important speech recognition commands:
Download commands as PDF document for you to keep in different languages:
- Commands in English (see also above)
- Commands in French
- Commands in German
Any questions? Leave us a comment.