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Software promises a 20 per cent performance upgrade over its predecessors

Nuance launches Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

Nuance Communications’ latest addition to its long-running voice recognition software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, provides users with over 100 new features and tools to offer its most accurate product yet.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is designed to allow users to control their entire PC with just their voice. Pegged as Nuance’s most-powerful software yet, it breaks the traditional mould set for speech-recognition applications with its multi-purpose approach.

Users can not only create documents using their speech, but are able to navigate their entire system, surf the web, manage their emails and even update their favourite social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter through the software.

With the addition of a number of significant upgrades and new features over its previous edition, Dragon 12 offers up to a 20 per cent performance increase and even offers an interactive tutorial to introduce new users to the software, all of which is designed to provide the most user-friendly application so far.

Similarly to its predecessors, Dragon 12 uses adaptive technology, which gradually trains itself around the user’s voice, adjusting to their individual characteristics such as pitch, speaking style, accent and even any speech impediments they may have.

A new addition to the software is smart format rules: a technology that recognises an individual’s writing style and interprets their speech to match this accordingly, which means that dictated documents accurately reflect a user’s personal writing style.

Compatibility with some of the web’s most popular tools is also included, so users will have complete control over their favourite internet browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. iOS and Android users can take advantage of the software’s corresponding app, which allows their mobile device to be linked with the program and used as a remote microphone via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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