Getting Started with MS Speech Recognition

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Getting Started with MS Speech Recognition














Tufts
Technology

Services

Training & Documentation Department

11/2011


Wh
at is MS Speech Recognition?


Microsoft Office's speech recognition tool is a
program that allows you to dictate
to your PC
instead of typing. If you are using
Windows

XP
or
Windows 7
, your computer has speech
recognition built right in.


Using the spee
ch tool allows you
to decrease
wear and tear on your fingers and wrists and
possibly
improve the speed and efficiency with
which you complete your work.


What you must supply is a microphone and a

good

hour
block

of your time to train the tool.


Initial Tr
aining


The following steps will get you started with
speech. You will not have to repeat these steps
when you wish to use the speech recognition
feature at a later date.


1.

Obtain a
headset
microphone.

2.

Plug the microphone into the

port

in

the
PC

(usual
ly colored pink)
.

3.

Click
Start

>

Control Panel

>
Speech Recognition
.

4.

Click
Start

Speech

Recognition
.

5.

Follow the steps in the wizard.








When you
reach the “You can now control
this computer by voice” window, click the
Start Tutorial

button to continue
with the
interactive speech recognition tutorial.


Training the Speech Tool


You may train the speech tool at any time.
The more time you put into training the tool,
the better it will be at interpreting your
speech.


To continue training the tool:


1.

Select

Start > Control Panel >
Speech

Recognition
.
The
Configure
your
Speech
Recognition experience

window

opens.

2.

Click
Train

your computer to better
understand you
.
The
Speech
Recognition
Voice Training
window

opens.

3.

Click
Next

and
read the

passage
s

aloud.

4.

Foll
ow the onscreen directions.


Regular Use of Speech Recognition


To use speech recognition after you

have

install
ed

it:


1.

Click
Start

>

Control Panel

>
Speech Recognition

>

Start

Speech

Recognition.

The
Speech Recognition
microphone
bar opens.




If you wo
uld like the bar to open
automatically when you start your computer,
right
-
click the bar and select
Options > Run
at startup
.





Getting Started with MS Speech Recognition














Tufts
Technology

Services

Training & Documentation Department

11/2011


Generally you’ll be
entering content
by
dictati
ng
text
.

There
are

a variety of commands that will
enable you to adjust text, cor
rect errors,
navigate around in the document, and even
open other programs and switch between them.


For example,
the following scenario
contains

steps
that you might take to record

a narrative
:


a)

Begin dictating.

b)

When you need to add punctuation, say
the p
unctuation mark such as “comma,”
or “period.”

c)

To correct a misspelled word (e.g.
“father”
that
should have been “further”),
say, “Select father.” The computer will
select father.

d)

Say, “further.”

The computer will replace
father with further

(and will learn
)
.

e)

To go to the end of the document to
continue dictating, say, “Go to end of
document.”

f)

To drop down two lines, say "
N
ew
paragraph."

g)

Continue dictating.


T
o bring up a list of the various
voice commands,
at any time
just
say, “
What can I say?


The
Common

commands in Speech
Recognition

help window will
open listing the commands.


Spell it

If
the computer is having trouble recognizing a
word you are saying
:

1.

S
ay “Spell it.” The Spelling panel will
open.

2.

Spell the word.

3.

Say OK.


If you wish to turn the micro
phone off for any
reason, say “
Stop listening
” or click

the
Microphone

button

on the
Speech Recognition

microphone

bar.




Adding

Words
to

the Speech
Dictionary


The speech dictionary is a tool that allows a
word such as a proper name or department
name to

be recognized and spelled properly.


To add a name
to

the

speech

dictionary:


1.

Right
-
click the
Speech Recognition
microphone
bar

and

select
Open the
Speech Dictionary > Add a new
word
.

A field

opens.

2.

Type the word
or phrase
into the Word

or Expression

fiel
d.

3.

Click Next.

4.

Optionally, c
lick the
Record
a
p
ronunciation

upon Finish

checkbox
.

5.

Click
Finish

and then close the Speech
Dictionary window
.



T
ips:




It is easier for the speech tool to
interpret phrases than individual
words.

Try reading as though you were

reading a story aloud to someone.



Use your normal speaking voice,
articulate, and try to keep the position
of the microphone consistent.



Use your mouse and/or keyboard along
with the speech tool. The speech
recognition tool is designed to work
best in com
bination with keystrokes or
mouse clicks.



When dictating, finish a complete
section of your work before making
corrections and formatting changes.

Afterwards, return to make the edits.