Speech to text is another innovative invention that promises to change the way we use our computers. It entails using speech recognition software that acknowledges vocal commands and converts them into text on your computer screen. Interesting isn’t it?
While this is a rather recent development, it has tremendous potential. Let’s take a look at how speech software to text works and its many applications and benefits.
Speech - text software basically performs 2 functions:
When you speak into the microphone, the speech recognition software types out the word that it is programmed to associate with that particular vocal command. Depending upon the software you use, it can also perform functions such as capitalizing a word or opening a web browser upon receiving a vocal command.
Dictation software is another type of speech - text that matches a spoken word with a written word that is stored in its vocabulary and automatically enters that word onto the text document or email.
This software is especially beneficial to individuals who have injuries or disabilities that prevent them from using the keyboard efficiently.
This software is also great news to people who write professionally, including copywriters and journalists, as it is faster than typing and it also allows them to get on with their creations without having to focus on their typing.
In addition, it frees up their hands for doing other routine tasks while working on their compositions. In that sense, this software can be considered the ultimate juggling tool.
In effect, speech - text helps you use your computer more productively and because there is no continuous typing involved, it also helps prevent carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries.
Currently, this software can only recognize limited number of words that are programmed into its vocabulary, which means if you are looking for speech - text software for medical, legal or business purposes, you will have to choose software that is specifically programmed for that profession.