Dictation kicks ass

Angus9541

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Jul 9, 2012
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Just used dictation in notes to test Bloc Party and block of wood, 100% accurate. Is it cause I have a bloc party album in my itunes or is this just an awesome ass feature?
 

gentlefury

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Jul 21, 2011
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Just used dictation in notes to test Bloc Party and block of wood, 100% accurate. Is it cause I have a bloc party album in my itunes or is this just an awesome ass feature?
Voice dictation is using the same system as Siri. It will recognize peoples names if they are in your address book....famous people if they exist (it actually spelled Max Payne correctly for me!!) and products and such. It really is an amazing feature. I use it all the time on my phone...now I use it all the time on my macbook.

Siri total system control will be next in Mac...I can't wait!
 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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It cannot resolve my wife's name "Leigh" - always resolves to "Lee"

Any way to train the SW?
Wouldn't it be easier for your wife to change her name?

Seriously though, since the names are phonically the same, can you either spell it out or manually change it? (I don't use Dictation or Siri so I'm not sure how it actually "learns")
 

gentlefury

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It cannot resolve my wife's name "Leigh" - always resolves to "Lee"

Any way to train the SW?
if you add her to your address book it should resolve it...the problem tho is if you just say her first name it will more than likely still say Lee since they are pronounced the same. If you say first and last name that is in your address book tho, it will spell it right. Otherwise, no.
 

Angus9541

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Jul 9, 2012
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Voice dictation is using the same system as Siri. It will recognize peoples names if they are in your address book....famous people if they exist (it actually spelled Max Payne correctly for me!!) and products and such. It really is an amazing feature. I use it all the time on my phone...now I use it all the time on my macbook.

Siri total system control will be next in Mac...I can't wait!
I'm finding this far more accurate than Siri, yesterday I even had a coughing fit in between dictation and when I'd finished I was amazed that the sentence was complete with no crap in the middle. Even dictating and I'm pausing to think for quite some time, continue, hit enter and it's almost on the button every time, absolutely amazing!
 

gentlefury

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Jul 21, 2011
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I'm finding this far more accurate than Siri, yesterday I even had a coughing fit in between dictation and when I'd finished I was amazed that the sentence was complete with no crap in the middle. Even dictating and I'm pausing to think for quite some time, continue, hit enter and it's almost on the button every time, absolutely amazing!
Its the same software, but the microphone (dual mic actually) is a LOT better than the iPhone mic.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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It cannot resolve my wife's name "Leigh" - always resolves to "Lee"

Any way to train the SW?
Go to Address Book > Preferences > Template
Click "Add Field" and select "Phonetic First/Last Name"
You should now be able to enter a phonetic first name (Lee) in your wife's Address Book entry.

Unfortunately, the Address Book will sort using the phonetic name, rather than the real name, unless someone knows of a solution to that.
 
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