Re: Dragon

From:Joe Nocito

I use Dragon when I dictate my grosses.  It took me about one month to get
it up to around a 90% accuracy rate.  Of course, anyone with a Texas drawl
and Boston accent might have problems. Sometimes it does get frustrating
when you say 4 and it types for.  For some reason, which I haven't figured
out yet, my system gets stuck on these words.  When I say "serially
sectioned" it always types "Serially section"  no matter how many times I
train it.
    It does learn your speech pattern after awhile.  At first, when I said
"weighs" it would type "ways", but now, the program searches the entire
sentence and pulls the correct spelling.  The system works well with
Microsoft Word.  I can give it commands like "bold", indent one tab, etc.
    It is slow at first and you want to through it in the trash, but it is a
learning curve for you and the program.  I like it because the
transcriptionist can open the documents and cut and paste to the final
reports.  It does save a lot of time.

Joe Nocito BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, Texas
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Mayhew" 
To: "Histonet" 
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: Dragon

> Dear Histonetters,
> Does anybody have any experience with Dragon voice recognition software
> for
> gross and/or microscopic dictation ?   If so,  could I have your opinion
> re
> its pros and cons, and how long it takes to train the system to
> recognize
> each voice, etc.  Is there  any advantage to using the Medical vs. the
> Standard version?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Lee Mayhew  MLT
> Niagara Health System
> St. Catharines, Ontario

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