Does anybody use the function of dictation here? What do you think?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by lesliewj, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. lesliewj macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody use the function of dictation here? What do you think? How about the accuration?
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Are you using it now...? :p **

    In the few builds that Enhanced Dictation worked, it worked very well for me, with a very high accuracy. I plan to use it a lot once it's fixed. ED reveals each word at a time, so you can see its success as you go along. Normal Dictation reveals the whole sentence when you've finished, which is sub-optimal IMO.
    I don't know if there's a way to "backtrack" and try a word again. That would be awesome.

    ** Apologies -- on this forum, you are allowed and even encouraged to correct the code that we use to communicate with computers, in order to increase efficiency and understanding; but it is forbidden to correct the code that we use to communicate with each other.
     
  3. kftrainer macrumors regular

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    I hoping the next build fixes that bug in the Enhanced version of dictation
     
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Enhanced Dictation isn't working in DP5 even after downloading the 768MB offline file. Unless it's gets some new "editing" features it will always be just another gimmick that people will seldom use. (Like Siri).

    Note: queue all the Siri-apologists here.
     
  5. lesliewj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi thanks for sharing your experience with me, by the way when you say breeze and breathe, can the system distinguish between them?
     
  6. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I actually use Siri a lot - especially when driving. She is way to nice though, when I get pissed at her screw-ups and call her a stupid, worthless, ***** C.
     
  7. mirzank macrumors regular

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    i havent used the enhanced dictation because i thought, like ios, online dictation would be more accurate. well i tried it a few times and its ridiculously inaccurate.

    i can see dictation for sms and small messages being fine but anything other than that is ridiculous. even on ios the few times i tried dictating to siri it was a complete waste because i'd have to make enough edits that it wold have been been faster to type the message.
     
  8. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    You do realize you're just insulting a bunch of algorithms on Apple's servers, right?
     
  9. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Dictation doesn't work on the Mavericks DP5 installation on my Mac.
     
  10. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Ya think? Still makes me feel better ... and I'm betting that insults to such algorithms will get flagged as stuff that needs more work. Who knows, maybe my vulgar language will help lead to a better Siri.
     
  11. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    No, that is most certainly not going to get flagged as anything other than you cursing. It's probably going to get ignored

    Given how easy it is to curse at Siri for no reason at all, I bet they largely get ignored since they cannot really determine the reason of your cursing. About the only way to improve it is via repetition which they are most likely to flag

    That is if thats how their flagging works.
     

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