ISBN-10:
0130281611
ISBN-13:
9780130281616
Pub. Date:
12/18/2000
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Voice Xpress(TM) : Basic Skills in Voice Recognition / Edition 1

Voice Xpress(TM) : Basic Skills in Voice Recognition / Edition 1

by Thomas Goldman

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Overview

This well suited text provides a step by step tutorial, introducing readers in all disciplines to the use of voice recognition in the creation of word processing documents, PowerPoint presentation, spreadsheets, and databases. Includes the professional level version of the L&H Voice Xpress software, which contains a legal, medical and police dictionary. A general introduction to voice recognition is provided, as well as a voice recognition skills checklist. Contains a set of voice tools and a complete voice recognition system. Separate lessons and exercises for the medical trascriptionist, legal transcriptionist, and police science student are included. Appropriate for readers interested in learning about Technical Communication, Medical Office Procedures, Machine Transcription, Legal Secretarial Procedures, and Business Communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130281616
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 12/18/2000
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Lesson Guide--Using the Tutorial x
What You Will Need x
Using the Tutorial x
Lesson Layout xi
Goal xi
Action xi
Result xi
Dictating Text and Commands xii
Installing the Software xii
Tips, Notes, and Reminders xii
Expectations xii
Introducing L&H Voice Xpress™ 1(8)
Goals
1(1)
Why Learn to Use Speech Recognition Software?
1(1)
Improve Accuracy
1(1)
Increase Productivity
2(1)
Allow Freedom from Keyboard Use
2(1)
Permit Use of the Computer for Some Persons with Disabilities
2(1)
What Is Speech Recognition Software?
2(1)
History of Speech Recognition Software?
3(1)
How Does the Speech Recognition Software Work?
3(2)
Converting the Speech to Word and Commands
4(1)
Professional Editions of L&H Voice Xpress™
4(1)
Expectations
5(1)
Can It Really Be Used Hands Free?
5(1)
Factors Affecting Your Level of Success
6(1)
Uses of the Technology
6(3)
Spreadsheet
7(1)
Email
7(1)
Work Injury
7(1)
Handicapped Use
7(1)
The Future
7(2)
Setting Up the System 9(6)
What Kind of Computer Is Needed to Use Speech Recognition Software?
9(1)
Recommendations
9(3)
Why Do I Need This Computer Configuration?
10(1)
Program Size
10(1)
Speaker Profile Size
10(1)
Not All Computers Are Created Equal
11(1)
Laptops and Desktops
11(1)
Headsets and Microphones
12(1)
What You Can Expect from Your First Session
12(1)
Your Voice
12(1)
Factors That Can Affect Enrollment
13(1)
Factors That Can Affect Your Recognition Accuracy
13(2)
Noise and More Noise--or When Noise Becomes a Word
14(1)
The Room Environment
14(1)
Installation and Set Up--Overview 15(142)
Installation
17(6)
Installing the L&H Voice Xpress™ Educational Version
17(6)
Exercise 1A: Installing L&H Voice Xpress™ with Autostart
17(4)
Exercise 1B: Installing L&H Voice Xpress™ with Manual Starting
21(2)
Getting Started
23(16)
Introducing the L&H Voice Xpress™ Care--A Learning Space
23(1)
Speaker Profiles
24(11)
Enrollment
24(1)
Identify Yourself
25(1)
Setting Up the Microphone
26(1)
Exercise 2A: Positioning Your Microphone
27(1)
Exercise 2B: Enroll Your Voice
27(5)
Exercise 2C: Accuracy Builder
32(3)
Using the L&H Voice Xpress™ Care Learning Space
35(4)
Exercise 2D: Entering the L&H Voice Xpress™ Cafe
35(4)
Starting and Exploring the L&H Voice Xpress™ Toolbar
39(6)
Starting L&H Voice Xpress™
39(6)
Exercise 3A: Starting L&H Voice Xpress™
40(1)
Exercise 3B: Exploring the L&H Voice Xpress™ Toolbar
40(5)
Dictation Features
45(10)
Using L&H XpressPad™
45(10)
Exercise 4A: How to Say Commands, Punctuation, and Numbers
46(2)
Exercise 4B: Open L&H XpressPad™
48(1)
Exercise 4C: Selecting Text
49(1)
Exercise 4D: Formatting Text
49(1)
Exercise 4E: Moving the Insertion Point
50(1)
Exercise 4F: Deleting and Replacing Text
50(1)
Exercise 4G: Correcting Misrecognitions
51(1)
Exercise 4H: Formatting Documents
51(1)
Exercise 4I: Dictating Text and Numbers
52(1)
Exercise 4J: Inserting a New Line or Paragraph
52(1)
Exercise 4K: Printing Documents
53(1)
Exercise 4L: Controlling Applications by Voice
53(2)
Working with Speaker Profiles
55(8)
Speaker Profiles
55(8)
Using an Existing Speaker Profile
55(1)
Exercise 5A: Starting with an Existing Speaker Profile
56(1)
Exporting a Speaker Profile--Making a Backup
57(1)
Exercise 5B: Backing Up a Speaker Profile
58(2)
Importing a Saved Speaker Profile
60(1)
Exercise 5C: Importing A Speaker Profile
60(2)
L&H Voice Xpress™ Dictation Tips Review
62(1)
Replacing the Keyboard and Mouse with Voice Recognition
63(6)
Replacing the Keyboard and Mouse with Voice Recognition
63(6)
Auto Start of L&H Voice Xpress™
63(1)
Controlling Windows by Voice Command
64(1)
Saying Keystrokes
65(1)
Exercise 6A: Saying Keystrokes
65(2)
Exercise 6B: Mouse Control and Commands
67(1)
Exercise 6C: Mouse Click Commands
68(1)
Using the Train Function
68(1)
Improve Your Accuracy and Using the Recognition Modes
69(10)
Improve Your Accuracy
69(10)
Know What to Say
70(1)
Readjust Your Mic
70(1)
Say Less, Do More
70(1)
Improve Your Speaker Profile
70(1)
Exercise 7A: How to Correct Misrecognized Words
71(3)
Using Recognition Modes
74(1)
Exercise 7B: Spelling Mode
75(1)
Exercise 7C: Recognition Mode
76(3)
Say What You See®
79(8)
Say What You See®
79(1)
Desktop Items
79(8)
Desktop Items
79(1)
Exercise 8A: Opening Desktop Applications
80(1)
Opening an Application from the Start Menu
81(1)
Exercise 8B: Opening an Application from the Start Menu
81(1)
Exercise 8C: Saying What You See on Menus
81(2)
Exercise 8D: Using SWYS to Insert Date and Time in a Document
83(4)
Commands
87(8)
Using Commands
87(8)
Exercise 9A: Using Global Commands to Edit
87(2)
Exercise 9B: Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
89(3)
Switching Between Applications
92(1)
Exercise 9C: Switching Between Applications
92(3)
Creating Basic Word Processing Documents
95(6)
Basic Editing, Correcting, and Formatting
95(6)
Exercise 10A: Dictating the Practice Document
96(1)
Editing and Correcting
97(1)
Exercise 10B: Editing and Correcting the Practice Document
97(1)
Formatting a Document
98(1)
Exercise 10C: Formatting the Practice Document
99(2)
Letterhead and Dictation Shortcuts
101(10)
Letterhead and Dictation Shortcuts
101(10)
Creating a Letterhead
101(1)
Exercise 11A: Personal Letterhead Exercise
101(3)
Exercise 11B: Uppercase Proper Names
104(1)
Exercise 11C: Personal Memo Pad
104(1)
Exercise 11D: Changing the Type Font
105(1)
Exercise 11E: Dictation Short--My Commands
105(2)
Exercise 11F: Creating a Signature Block
107(1)
Exercise 11G: Importing and Exporting My Commands
108(3)
Accuracy Builder
111(6)
Extending Your Vocabulary
111(6)
Exercise 12A: Accuracy Builder--Using Your Own Documents
111(4)
Exercise 12B: Exporting Your Speaker Profile
115(2)
Using Voice Recognition in Different Types of Programs
117(10)
Using Voice Recognition in Other Types of Programs
117(1)
Using Natural Language Commands in Microsoft Word
118(9)
Exercise 13A: Formatting a Word Document
118(1)
Sample Natural Language Commands in Microsoft® Word
119(1)
Using Voice Recognition in Excel
119(1)
Exercise 13B: Creating an Excel Spreadsheet
120(1)
Sample Natural Language Commands in Microsoft® Excel
121(1)
Using Voice Recognition in PowerPoint
121(1)
Exercise 13C: Creating a PowerPoint 2000 Presentation
122(2)
Sample Natural Language Commands in Microsoft® PowerPoint
124(1)
Exercise 13D: Email and Internet Applications
124(3)
L&H Talking Tools™
127(6)
L&H Talking Tools™
127(6)
Voice Calculator
127(1)
Performing Calculations
128(1)
Exercise 14A: Voice Calculator Exercise
128(1)
Voice Scheduler
129(1)
Voice Clock
129(1)
Exercise 14B: Voice Clock Exercise
129(1)
Voice WebFinder
130(1)
Exercise 14C: Using Voice WebFinder to Conduct an Internet Search
130(1)
Voice AddressBook
131(1)
Voice To Do
131(1)
Palm Pilot Manager
131(2)
Legal Documents
133(14)
Legal Document Preparation
133(14)
Court Caption
133(1)
Exercise 15A: Single Column Caption
134(1)
Exercise 15B: Double Caption
135(2)
Exercise 15C: Pleading Signature Block
137(1)
Exercise 15D: Basic Court Document--Entry of Appearance
138(1)
Exercise 15E: Simple Complaint
139(3)
Exercise 15F: Affidavit
142(1)
Exercise 15G: Simple Will
143(2)
Exercise 15H: Living Will
145(2)
Medical Dictation
147(4)
Medical Records
147(4)
Exercise 16A: Letter Acknowledging Patient Referral
148(1)
Exercise 16B: History and Physical Examination
149(1)
Exercise 16C: Discharge Summary
149(1)
Skill Builder Exercise
150(1)
Public Safety
151(6)
Law Enforcement
151(6)
Exercise 17A: Incident Report Form
151(1)
Exercise 17B: Completing a Form
152(2)
Exercise 17C: Making a Table
154(1)
Skill Builder Exercise
155(2)
Practice Dictating Professional Language Documents 157(18)
Supplemental Legal Dictation Exercises
159(8)
Professional Terminology and Nomenclature
159(1)
Legal Citation
159(1)
Legal Terminology
160(1)
Exercise 18A: Citations
160(3)
Exercise 18B: Memorandum of Law with Citations
163(1)
Exercise 18C: Environmental Law
164(1)
Exercise 18D: Proofreading Using Talking Text
165(2)
Supplemental Medical Dictation Exercises
167(4)
Professional Terminology and Nomenclature
167(4)
Exercise 19A: Dictating a Hearing Disorders Transcription
167(1)
Exercise 19B: Cardiovascular System Dictation
168(1)
Exercise 19C: Proofreading Using Talking Text™
168(1)
Exercise 19D: Medication Dictation
168(3)
Supplemental Law Enforcement Dictation Exercises
171(4)
Law Enforcement and Forensic Science
171(4)
Exercise 20A: Dictating an Evidence Request
171(1)
Exercise 20B: Dictating Legal Proceedings
172(1)
Exercise 20C: Dictating a Crime Report
173(2)
Appendix: A: Troubleshooting 175(2)
Appendix B: Input Device Types 177(2)
Appendix C: L&H Read Me File 179(8)
Voice Recognition Skills Checklist 187

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