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TMO at MWSF - MacSpeech Debuts MacSpeech Dictate

by , 10:20 AM EST, January 16th, 2008

MacSpeech on Wednesday introduced MacSpeech Dictate, which will let users dictate directly into applications without spending much time training the software to recognize their voice. The company, which is demonstrating the new software at this week's Macworld Expo, said that Dictate can achieve a 99 percent accuracy level in less than five minutes of use.

The application also recognizes user-spoken commands separately from dictation, eliminating the need to tell the software to switch modes. Nuance Communications provided the underlying speech recognition and dictation technology.

MacSpeech will ship Dictate by February 15, 2008. Pricing will start at US$199, with a $99 crossgrade from the company's iListen product available. The company noted that iListen will be discontinued; anyone who purchased it during 2008 will be able to crossgrade for $29. Mac OS X v10.4.11 and an Intel processor will be required.

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