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Nuance Communications Releases Dragon Naturally Speaking 13

Ike Suarez | July 30, 2014
Vendor claims it is the fastest speech recognition software for PCs.

Nuance Communications, Inc. has announced the release of the speech recognition application, Dragon Naturally Speaking 13, which begins shipping this August.

A press statement by the Australian office of the Burlington, MA, US-based vendor of speech and imaging applications claimed that its application  will be the fastest speech recognition software for the PC.

As such, it will turn users' voices into text and actionable commands much faster than they can type. The statement highlights two key features: its support for many microphone options and support for voice commands along with full text control.

The statement also explained that the first feature means Dragon 13 automatically detects which microphones are available for use, enabling a user to simply select his or her own preference and start talking. The second feature, it said, enables the user to use his or her voice to perform a direct dictation, text selection or correction and cursor movement.

Also, Dragon 13 offers support for many microphones built in to many of the latest laptop models, doing away with the need for users to utilize headsets, the statement said further. At the same time, the second feature means Dragon 13 supports voice commands and full text selection or cursor correction for popular Web applications-among them, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail-from within Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The statement said that Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 is currently available in English, but that other language versions will be released later this year.


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