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Transcribe with naturally speaking voice software.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sandchica, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. sandchica

    sandchica Regular Member

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    I have discovered that you can transcribe all those audio books sitting around on your hard drive with naturallyspeaking. The articles come out a little messed up, but once you edit them in your own words, you almost always have new content. This is the easiest thing I have found for easy content. Just let it work overnight and in the morning do a bit of editing and you have tons of new articles for your site.

    I am so happy because I spent $600 bucks on it before realizing that my vista already came with voice recognition texting software. Boy was I mad. I am not sure if the vista software transcribes but I am definitely going to make my naturally speaking finally earn it's keep.

    If this idea has been shared before then I apologize for the dup content. I am just so excited with my discovery that I had to tell you folks. Hopefully it will bring as much happiness to someone else as it did for me.
     
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    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nice discovery. You can also do the same thing with Dragon Naturally Speaking, which is what I use. I've done a few myself and yes, you do get fresh content for blogs or articles.
     
  3. GoTop

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    i use dragon naturallyspeaking to transcribe audio,

    but i found the transcribe doesn't have punctuation !
    yes, it fill full of words with punctuation.

    how do you guy resolve this problem ?
     
  4. sandchica

    sandchica Regular Member

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    That is what I was talking about. Dragon naturally speaking. BTW I checked my vista software and it doesn't work that way so I suppose the purchase was worth it after all. That really makes my day. $600 bucks well spent imo.

    GoTop, you have to edit your transcriptions afterwards but I think that is what makes the articles so unique. Just change a couple words here and there and correct any errors like punctuation and you are done in no time. Much much easier than doing research and typing by hand then editing.
     
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  5. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    I also use Dragon v10...but its not according to what i thought..Do we need to train that in our accent..I am non-US so may be i need to make some changes in its Grammar or something else!!
     
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    I tried this with dragon, but i found it couldnt keep up with the voice, all i had was a lot of sh*t come out,

    Ive heard there's a way to adjust how quickly it picks up the speech though but havent looked into it, im sure it would work a treat though, and a great way to save loads of time...

    Ive also got vista and tried the voice recognition before i ahem aquired dragon, what a load of crap!!..Dragon is much MUCH better!!:tee:
     
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    Can't believe you paid $600 for Dragon, that's so much money. I got it for free. Use it all the time, it's great.

    However, if you want it to transcribe audio books, don't you have to train it to understand that particular audio book's sound?
     
  8. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is some training to do with DNS software. It's not 100% accurate and I still have to train it for certain words. As far as training it to read audio books, I really don't know.

    As mentioned above, you still have to make corrections and edits after it reads an audio books.

    However, overall I find it to be about 90% with the audio books I've it with and about 97% accurate when I'm dictating. I think it's my Southern accent it doesn't understand.
     
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    Yeah, i got it for free too. There are clean torrents of this software out there. Try pirate bay dot com, that's where I got mine. 30 min dl with cable connection.
     
  10. RamChaturvedi

    RamChaturvedi Supreme Member

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    600$ for a software which is free on torrents :eek:

    You should always do a Google search before you buy anything.This is what i do. :)
     
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    i am an indian facing very hard time in training my dragon naturally speaking software. can anybody from us having american accent help me in training it?
     
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    Dragon Speak is £100 = $200?

    Where did you buy for $600?

    Harrods?

    :)
     
  13. mariok

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    This is something I have been looking for a long time, is Dragon Naturally Speaking the best product available?
     
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    I've been using speech recognition software since 2000. First I used Office Word Speech Recognition, but it had to be trained and trained and trained....!

    The first editions of XP had a speech function, but it only read text out loud for you....It really did (Word did ,too).
    I have some later XP Software, Vista, and Windows 7, and they have Speech Recognition, but I think Microsoft just took the Speech Recognition out of Word 2003, because it is not in 2007. Still the same train, train, train.

    I got a torrent copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking in January. Must have been an older version because it really SUCKED. And it is big, 1.3 Gigs! Hated it.!!
    I went bACK to the older version of Word--2003!

    Then my machine WENT South--Virused out. I was forced to use my other machine. Got DNS from here the other day. Search for it here--free--no torrents. Takes long time to download, but worth it..comes with serial number that you have to use!

    Love it .
    Can set it up for Southern accent, or other countries.

    5 minutes to train! The Best.
     
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    There's an option in Dragon Naturally Speaking where you can set it to detect punctuations automatically. I don't know how effective it is though.
     
  16. Charas

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    I agree about the improvements in Dragon, I used it a couple of years ago and discarded it because it was rubbish, it was quicker to type, recently when I started writing articles for my blog I tried out the new version and I couldn't believe how much better it was, I think I actually said "wow" out loud. It works best in Word or Textpad for me, it gets a bit confused with all the menu items when you use it in Firefox.
     
  17. sandchica

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    I bought their top wireless package with all the bells and whistles when I was new here thinking that it would help with article marketing. That was before I knew about file sharing, live and learn. I guess I would say it was worth it because it is an awesome piece of software. It does need to be trained and even then you still need to check everything over a bit , but for me, I need to do that anyway because I type horribly. So far I have had pretty good results with it. It makes article marketing go about 10 times faster once you get the hang of it.

    As for audio books, I also get about an 75 to 85 percent success ratio in comprehension so they need to be edited a bit more than my own voice. The thing is, I can just set it to transcribe while I sleep. When I am ready, I just spend a few minutes fixing it up and I have tons of great content for only a few minutes of work.
     
  18. HONKEYHAM

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    Going to buy a nice headset to go with this idea and do one article a day.
     
  19. Micallef

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    Dragon naturally speaking is highly effective if you train it properly and have a clear speaking voice. I have no accent, just plain English, and it works great.

    You don't need to splash out on an expensive headset. The mike I use cost $4. Just make sure it's uni-directional.
     
  20. sandchica

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    Exactly, the point being that I spent way too much for something that I wanted. You can do this technique for next to nothing. If you are just going to use it for transcribing audiobooks and such, you can just use the internal mic on your laptop. The ironic bonus here is that the errors that you need to correct in your own style help make your content more unique so even if someone else uses the same content, yours will still be different. It is not really necessary nor recommended to spend a ton of cash for extra equipment if that is what your goal is.