September 28, 2008

Hold Your Breath with Windows Speech Recognition Inline Dictation Commands

Eric Brown of the Microsoft Speech Development Team recently wrote a simple but highly enlightening article about an oft-misunderstood feature of WSR dictation: Inline Dictation Commands. In the article, he explains how nine special commands “can be uttered in the middle of a dictation stream,” unlike most other commands which require the speaker to pause before and after saying them. (Yeah… I realize that the title of my post utilizes an awful play on words, but at least now you hopefully get the point! :-))

The nine special commands presented in his article are as follows: tab, new line, new paragraph, caps, no caps, all caps, no space, literal, and numeral. Regardless of whether or not you are a newbie or power user of Windows Speech Recognition, knowing how to use these commands in your dictation repertoire will surely help you out, so you would be well advised to read Eric's article.

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