How accurate is Dragon for PC?

The latest version of Dragon (NaturallySpeaking 12) is very accurate straight from the box and most people should be able to achieve high levels of accuracy.

If this is not the case, there are some simple steps that can be taken to improve accuracy.

Firstly, ensure that you are using a good quality microphone! Generally speaking, a USB headset will be sufficient, but imagine if the quality is low – Dragon will hear your voice through a wave of interference and this is bound to affect it’s accuracy!

Secondly, Dragon is an application that requires a lot of resource, so run it on the best PC or laptop that you can afford. If your PC is slightly low on power you may experience a lag between what you say, and those words appearing in your document.

There are several tools available within Dragon such as the Accuracy Centre, which will help to improve accuracy, and this should be run on a regular basis.

These steps can be taken by anyone when they set Dragon up initially. I will be covering more at a later date, and cover many techniques to make sure that Dragon is as accurate as possible during my training. The worst thing that could happen is that you try Dragon out of the box, find it is not very accurate and give up! There are always good reasons why the accuracy may not be very high!

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