Convert Recorded Speech From Voice to Text: Free Voice to Text Software

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The average speaking rate for most people is about 120 words per minute. The average typing rate for most people, however, is usually less than 40 words per minute. There are many products available to aid users in turning voice into text, but some have p

The average speaking rate for most people is about 120 words per minute. The average typing rate for most people, however, is usually less than 40 words per minute. There are many products available to aid users in turning voice into text, but some have problems accurately interpreting the voice into text. But there are some tried-and-true ways to accurately and easily turn voice into text.

Jott Assistant

Use Jott Assistant to transcribe 15- to 60-second notes, reminders, text messages and voice-mail messages. Jott Assistant uses an extremely precise method of turning voice into text. Register at Jott.com for a free trial week of this voice-to-text service, or refer a friend to the Jott Assistant service to earn credit toward your own bill. Speech can be recorded straight from a cell phone, so no microphone is needed.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Use Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software. The Dragon Dictation program allows users to turn their voice into text in about one-third the time it takes most people to type the same text. The program boasts a 99 percent accuracy rate and also promises that the program's accuracy will continue to improve over time the more the program is used. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available for both PC and Mac. The program includes a microphone for recording speech. There is also a free Dragon iPhone application.

Amazon mTurk

Use Amazon's mTurk program. The mTurk program aims to connect online workers with simple tasks, such as transcribing voice to text. Register for the mTurk program as a Requester, then create a HIT (Human Intelligence Task). Choose a pay rate, and write a description. Then submit the HIT. An mTurk worker will accept the HIT and do the transcription.

External Resources

Jott: How do we turn your voice into text?

Jott: How does the Refer-a-Friend program work?

Dragon Speech Recognition: NaturallySpeaking

Amazon mTurk: Requester

Tuaw.com: Dragon Search Hits The App Store For Free

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