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1st December, 2014

Speech recognition has been storming forward since the late 1980s. “Dragon Naturally Speaking” was, and is, a great piece of software that grapples with the wonderful world of language, voice and meaning as it tries to make digital sense of our chatter.

The software translates your voice to text, in real time, right in front of you. Not an easy task for a computer, where the varied inflection, nuances and accents of voice...

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