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HCL Insys and Dragon launch speech recognition tools for Internet news
07 October 1999

HCL Infosystems, India's leading technology integration company and US based Dragon systems announced the latest version of the Dragon NaturallySpeaking range of speech recognition products. This product makes Internet usage possible with the use of voice commands.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 4 enables the user to browse the net using voice commands. The user can activate Microsoft's Internet explorer, jump to links, use email packages, participate in online chats, surf bookmarked sites, enter text in fields and activate all browser based commands using voice commands. Significantly this software needs an initial familiarisation training of only three to five minutes on machines with a 300 MHz processor and 64 MB RAM. It also has a larger vocabulary and has been designed to support the Indian English accent and vocabulary with regional names and locations. This software has been developed with assistance from HCL.

This product is marketed and supported by HCL's Frontline division. It is targeted at users who generate large amount of text and cannot or dislike typing. Users can speak naturally at speeds upto 160 words per minute, into the microphone provided with the product. The words appear on the screen immediately and the preferred version has a playback feature to play back the recorded text.

Dragon Systems is a leading developer of speech and language technology and products using this technology ().

also see : click here to read the review of Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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