Nuance taps into deep learning to improve Dragon speech recognition by 24 percent

Nuance’s latest Dragon dictation software will steadily improve over time, the company says. A screen of an older version of the Nuance Dragon Anywhere app. Credit: Nuance With the trends in personal computing favoring software that gets to know its users, the newest version of Nuance’s Dragon voice dictation suite of software—Dragon 15, announced Tuesday—is right on track.  Dragon 15—including Dragon Professional Individual ($300), Dragon Professional Individual for Mac ($300), Dragon Legal ($500), and Nuance Dragon Anywhere (free to install; subscriptions run $15/month or $150/year)—is based on Nuance’s new machine-learning technology. The company claims that this technology has improved recognition accuracy by at least 24 percent, thanks to its algorithm that learns your distinctive speech patterns over time combined with an improved capability to pick out speech from a noisy…


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