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Nuance Introduces MacSpeech Scribe International

Nuance Communications has released MacSpeech Scribe International 1.1, along with an updated version of MacSpeech Dictate International.

MacSpeech Scribe lets people transcribe their recorded voice - captured with a digital voice recorder or other mobile voice capture device - into written text with up to 99 per cent accuracy promise Nuance.

With support for multiple languages, MacSpeech Scribe International automatically creates an individual speech profile, in one of 13 different English dialects, or one of three additional languages - French, German or Italian - from an initial recorded sample of a person's voice.

Scribe users then select the voice profile that they want to use - in the language that they choose - to convert their speech into text. A single MacSpeech Scribe license can create and use up to six individual voice profiles, each compatible with all accepted audio file formats, including .wav, .aif, .aiff, .m4v, .mp4, or .m4a.When composing a letter or other document by voice using a digital voice recorder, users can include spoken punctuation, and MacSpeech Scribe will automatically include the punctuation marks in the transcribed text. Audio file quality directly impacts transcription accuracy achieved, and MacSpeech Scribe customers are encouraged to minimise background noise and use a high-quality recording device. A list of recommended devices can be found on the MacSpeech website here.The new version of MacSpeech Dictate International promises better and easier interaction with a Mac by allowing people to simply speak to input text or give commands. MacSpeech Dictate International also supports four languages in one box - English, German, French and Italian. Nuance adds, MacSpeech Dictate International users can now take advantage of a new Volume Licensing Support program."MacSpeech Scribe and MacSpeech Dictate are highly regarded and well established among the Macintosh community in the UK and across Europe. The improvements made to the new versions broaden their usability, performance and appeal, bringing the very best of the Dragon speech recognition technology to Macintosh users across EMEA," said Steven Steenhaut, senior marketing director, Nuance Communications.

MacSpeech Scribe International costs from £139.99, while MacSpeech Dictate International costs £229.99. Prices include VAT. More information on both new products can be found here.

MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 was nominated as Best Education Product at the Macworld Awards 2010.

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