Speech recognition is the ability to translate spoken words into written text. Speech recognition software was introduced commercially in the mid 1990’s as a result of rigorous research in this field. Another factor was also the improving programming skills in that era. There are many uses of this software including dictation, computer applications and general internet use.
No matter how advanced the speech recognition software is, it can have greater than 99% translation accuracy. No software can be compared to the natural human data processing capabilities. However in recent years speech recognition software has become very advanced and can produce voice activated text and commands.
Speech Recognition Software For Businesses
A lot of vocal programming software for businesses has made computer use, easier and quicker. Although it must be noted, that such software is not a substitute for typing. Typing is and always will be an essential skill for any trade. However such software can be used for designated functions like medical report making, activating several programs in a computer and business functions such as sending and receiving emails. It can also be used for making basic documents, graphs and charts.
Speech Recognition Software For Medical Transcription
Before the introduction of such software, many doctors used to hire professional transcriptionists to convert spoken medical data about patients into words. Such professionals used headphones to hear the speech and then type the information into a document.