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My Dragon Naturally Speaking goes crazy...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Spaznik, May 9, 2012.

  1. Spaznik

    Spaznik Newbie

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    I began testing DNS today, and much to my surprise, everything people said about it being 99% accurate is pure garbage, at least in my case.

    Let me show you the results of my test so you can see what I mean, first I'll put the original text (what I dictated to DNS) in italic, and then I'll put the transcription results.

    ORIGINAL:


    "

    This is a test to see how this program works.


    The truth is that it hasn't started quite well. In fact, I think it's failing quite terribly.


    I'm going to try and dictate an article I've found about SEO:

    The keywords and phrases you use in your Meta description tag may not affect your page's ranking in the search engines, but this tag can still come in handy in your overall SEO and social media marketing campaigns.

    What Is the Meta Description Tag?

    It's a snippet of HTML code that belongs inside the <Head> </Head> section of a web page. It is usually placed after the Title tag and before the Meta keywords tag (if you use one), although the order is not important.

    The proper syntax for this HTML tag is:

    <META NAME="Description" CONTENT="Your descriptive sentence or two goes here.">

    If you're using a content management system (CMS), look for a field to fill out that's called Meta Description, or possibly just "Description."

    Many years ago, the information contained in a Meta description could slightly help a page rank highly for the words that were contained within it. Today, neither Google, Bing, nor Yahoo! use it as a ranking signal.

    In other words, whether you use your important keyword phrases in your Meta description tag or not, the position of your page in the search engine results will not be affected. So in terms of rankings, you could easily leave it out altogether.

    But should you?

    There are 3 important ways that Meta descriptions are being used today that make them an important part of your SEO and overall online marketing strategy:

    1. They can be used as the description (or part of the description) of your page if it shows up in the search results.
    2. They are often used as part of the descriptive information for your pages when Google shows "extended sitelinks" for your site.
    3. They are often used as the default description in social media marketing links such as Facebook and Google+. "




    My transcription results:




    "

    This is the best to see how disparate words.


    The two is that he hasn't started quite well.infarct, I think it's sailing quite directly.


    Going to try and liked 81 article I've found about seal:






    The keywords and phrases using it makes a description that mean that they do agents ranking in the search giant's, but the staff can still come in handy in your overall sea or in social media marketing campaigns.


    What is a major that?


    It is need of HTML code that belongs inside the head section of the web page. It is usually pleaded after the title tag and before the maker keywords type (if you use one), although the order is not important.


    The progress index for this HTML that eats:


    <Make a name's=" prescription" content = " your descriptive sentence or two goes here.">


    If you are using a content management system (CMS), look for a fuel to your out that scored major description, or possibly just description.


    Many years ago, the information contained in a meta description could slightly help up each round-if other words that were contained with it.today, either a Google being know you who use it as a ranking cycle.


    In other words will weather you use your important keyword phrases in your meadows stretching back or not, the position of your beach in asserting giant results will not be affected.sol in terms of rankings whole issue is needed out altogether.


    Bus shoot you?


    There are three important ways the medical descriptions are being used today to make them an important part of your seal of our online marketing strategy:


    1. They can be used as a description (or part of the description) that all your page if it shows up in search results at
    2. The can use the Spartans were giving permission for your page is what the Wishaw extended site links for your site.
    3. They often use it as the default the scrutiny of social media marketing rates that is Facebook and will bus. "



    It's ridiculous.



    Now, I know my accent isn't absolutely perfect, but I never ever have problems with people not understanding me. Is it possible that I'm doing something wrong? I made sure my microphone is in the most appropriate position and all that, I don't know what else I could do.
     
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  2. monchichi

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    Here's your answer. You began using it today. DNS needs a lot of training, even more if you have an accent. Simply make a lot of training sessions on DNS with the integrated tool. You'll be fine soon.
     
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  3. bashhunter

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    Is English your primary language?
     
  4. 0_inspiration

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    oh right so the arguament about the relative merits of learning how to actually type properly vs dragon naturally speaking rears its head once more lol.

    it takes ages to work properly, and even when it does its prone to producing psycadelic poetry. some people claim it's the best thing ever, but in my limited experience its only good in certain sittuation, being able to touch type has always seemed a better option to me, if dragon actually worked as well as claimed there would't be work for audio transcribers.
     
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  5. nothingnothing

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    get a good MIC , logitech would do..
     
  6. Spaznik

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    Nope, it's my second language, but it's not like my pronunciation is bad (in my opinion). I've lived for years in the UK so I have a mixed accent between spanish (my mother tongue) and british english. Like I said before, I've never had a problem regarding people not understanding me... so this incident with Dragon Naturally Speaking has hit my morale a bit, lol.
     
  7. puneetas3

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    Are you a natural english speaker?
     
  8. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ya I heard its good. But you have to train it first, have a good mic, and of course be able to speak english well.
     
  9. siteking

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    I think this is the future for fast content. Perhaps another service we will see in the future is recording voice recordings and getting someone to annotate it.
     
  10. scorpy21

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    from what i can see some words are wrong bcuz of the way u articulate the words when you speak. try to speak slow and open your mouth. trust me i see some words that sound exactly like i speak them when i try to speed talk :) for ex "The truth" can come out as "The two", trust me it does, ive hear it at my self :). so take ur time when u use DNS :)
     
  11. Spaznik

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    Yeah I've used english nearly every day since I was a child, because my family is bilingual.

    But the thing is, I've installed the spanish version of DNS just to try it, and the output I got is almost as atrocious as its english counterpart... I won't paste it here because it's an english forum.

    So, I guess I'll need to train it if I want it to work well...
     
  12. h.udo

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    OP, I had the same experience with DNS. I'm Portuguese and it took me quite a while to "train it". In the end, a good mic and some patience will get you far.

    I still remember the look on my wife's face during the train sessions. Priceless!
     
  13. zerocoolflo

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    It happened the same to me when I tested it.

    I guess you really have to have a good english accent, a very good microphone ( the regular ones make quite alot of noise and can dillute the quality of the audio ) + alot of nerves correcting.

    I gave up working with DNS and gone back to writing...
     
  14. tony23

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    when it can do symbol not cymbal you have mastered it.:p BTW just bought it too, using Andrea mic, its sweet. And I'm a geordie...
     
  15. martinseo

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    Dragon Premium gives you complete voice control of your digital world. Turn ideas into text at the speed of thought. Tell your PC what to do and it does it. Use Dragon to talk your way through your "to-do" list -- email, reports, spreadsheets, presentations, social networking, and more - quickly and confidently. With Dragon Premium, you can even be productive on the go. Use your iPhone or iPod as a wireless microphone at your PC, or dictate to a digital voice recorder and Dragon will transcribe the audio files when you return to your PC.
     
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    I was told by one of their representatives it takes about 3 weeks for the program to become accustomed to you
     
  17. ShadeDream

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    I believe that if Google made their own DNS type program, it would be a winner. I didn't quite like DNS back when I first tried it around 2 years ago, might give it another go now.
     
  18. bwman

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    The transcription results were actually funny LOL :D

    Anywho, the best way to get the most out of this program is to keep training until you get to it to where it makes sense .
     
  19. popcrdom29

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    I use Dragon Naturally Speaking almost every day and haven't had many problems. As a matter of fack I'm fusing it rite now to ditate tis poste.

    I'm having tha sOuthern assent and had to rune it tru a fu trannin sesh0nss.

    So what du u tink?
     
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  20. Judge Smails

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    DNS worked great for me the day I installed it. No more training necessary.
     
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