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by Olivia Beke

what is speech recognition?

Speech Recognition is the process of enabling a computer to identify and transcribe the sounds produced in human speech.

How is Speech Recognition used?

Speech Recognition is used by individuals to reduce their typing time through speech-to-text, and more recently as a means to navigate their PC’s and other devices.

How much time can be saved using Speech Recognition?

This really does depend on how much it is used, along with how much typing the end user does. However, in general practice the average clinician saves 1 hour a day, and in legal we’ve seen solicitors saving 42 hours in a month.

Woman dictating - What is Speech Recognition?

What different Speech Recognition engines are there?

Our favourite, and the world’s #1 Speech Recognition engine is Dragon by Nuance, with options for a mixture of professions and needs, it really is the full package. See the Dragon products available here.

There are other Speech Recognition engines, including Microsoft Dictate, Siri, Google Assistant and more, which are often free, however lack customisation which is where the bulk of time is saved.

What are the features of Dragon Speech Recognition?

  • Over 99% accuracy
  • The fastest Speech Recognition engine on the market
  • AutoTexts & AutoCommands
  • Fully secure whether onsite or cloud (important to note many free alternatives are not)
  • Dictionaries including Medical & Legal

How much does it cost?

Cost is very much depending on the version and volume of licences. Contact us in the live chat on the bottom right of this page and we’ll send you over a quote.

About Crescendo

Established in 1990, Crescendo is a worldwide provider of Digital Dictation, Speech Recognition and Clinical Documentation Workflow Systems within the Healthcare Market. 

With over 2,500 installations and more than 250,000 users across the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Australia and South Africa, Crescendo has a reputation for superior performance, commitment to quality and first class customer service.

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