Dragon NaturallySpeaking


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Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a speech recognition software package developed by Dragon Systems, and sold by NuanceCommunications for Windows personal computers (PCs). It was among the first programs to make speech recognition practical on a PC.  NaturallySpeaking uses a minimal visual interface. Dictated words appear in a floating tooltip as they are spoken, and when the speaker pauses, the program transcribes the words into the active window at the location of the cursor. Like other speech recognition software, NaturallySpeaking has three primary areas of functionality. Dictation, whereby spoken language is transcribed to written text; commands that control, whereby spoken language is recognized as a command to click widgets (controls); and finally text-to-speech whereby written text is converted to synthesized audio stream. Early versions of the software had to be trained for approximately 10 minutes to recognize the user's voice, though in version 9 that requirement was dropped.

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Platforms

  • Windows Yes
  • Macintosh  No
  • Linux  No 

Does NUI, Galway have a site licence for Dragon NaturallySpeaking software?

No. NUI, Galway has a limited amount of Dragon NaturallySpeaking licenses available for on-campus use only.  Dragon NaturallySpeaking v.9 is available in the Library Assistive Technology Departmental PC Suite located in the ground floor of the Library.

How can I get Dragon NaturallySpeaking software for my computer?

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking v.9 is available in the Library Assistive Technology Departmental PC Suite located in the ground floor of the Library.  

  • Students     
    Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available to purchase from Nuance.com

  • Staff 
    Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available to purchase from Nuance.com

Can I install Dragon NaturallySpeaking software on my home computer?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available to purchase from Nuance.com

Where can I get technical support about Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

Technical support is available from Nuance.com