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On 30/01/14 18:59, bad apple wrote:
That /does/ sound like a nightmare! Luckily all I have to deal with is French, Belgian, Dutch and German proper nouns. Oddly enough it had no problem with Llandudno! I think the programmer was Welsh, which come to think of it might explain things for English speakers! *lol*On 30/01/14 18:46, Julian Hall wrote:Thanks Bad :) I'm transcribing the diary of an army officer from WWII for a local museum, so DNS is ideal for the purpose, and it's worked fine for two weeks but stuffed up twice today. I never mind things breaking /if/ I know how to fix them. I don't like when they break and spontaneously fix themselves (as it now has the second time) for the obvious reason I won't know how to fix it if it does it again. I'll have a look at the link and let you know. Cheers, JulianNo problem - your transcription sounds interesting. Dragon is a really cool piece of software, when it works properly, and an absolute nightmare when it decides to mess with you: and of course, as you point out, running exclusively on Mac/Win, it's a giant pain in the arse to fix when it goes wrong. The hours of training required to get it up to speed are of course it's Achilles heel, especially when it's the insanely expensive medical specialist version that after months of training can even decipher the visiting Pakistani surgeon's dubious English pronunciation of "transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt"... It also reminds me a bit of the nightmare we had when the customised word.dot template we used for the medical secretaries complete with a ~10k custom wordlist for all the drugs and medical procedures used to blow up sometimes and all dictation transcription would grind to a total halt. When you really depend on a tool and it goes kaput you realise just how useful it was. In my experience profile corruption is the usual suspect, and is usually fixable. Good luck! Regards
I have had a couple of amusing errors though: I said: I entered the kitchen to bid my hostess good morning. DNS heard: I entered the kitchen to /bed/ my hostess good morning.Close but no cigar... and would have /completely/ changed the focus of the diary!
I said: The Germans had an aerodrome. DNS heard: The Germans orgasm. *speechless* Once again everso slightly wrong! Julian -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG http://mailman.dclug.org.uk/listinfo/list FAQ: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/listfaq