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  • 4.0 stars

    "Ancient review, uninformed comment"

    May 20, 2010  |   By geneven

    Pros

    How about a review of a car by someone just learning how to drive ... today? The review is almost two years old; it's hard to believe it is even relevant. The Professional version of the software has many advanced features.

    Cons

    Windows does have something similar, but it is far more primitive than DNS.

    Summary

    If you are willing to put some effort into it, you can work wonders with DNS. The idea that it is 80% effective, as the review implies, is absurd. If that were the case the reviewer should have advocated that it be thrown into the trash. To a certain extent, you train the software and the software trains you. If it isn't very accurate, that means that you and it need more practice. The software is quite amazing once you get it working; for example, I read many chapters of a book using DNS and the name of the main character was Jaak -- that's right, with two a's. Just by correcting the spelling a few times, the program started spelling what would normally be written Jack as Jaak. It is very intelligent. Now it only needs intelligent reviewers.

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  • Reply by AnthonyStarfield on January 6, 2012

    Oh my word, you do remind me of Mister Collins from Pride and Prejudice. You sound like a Tory, but you must be a Republican since you write like an American.

    DNS is a naming system for computers and internet services; it stands for Domain Name System. Don't make up your own meaningless abbreviations. It shows a casual sloth and total disregard for the reader. But then your entire, self-absorbed review shows a complete disdain for your readers.

    Many reviewers, including myself, discovered that Dragon Naturally Speaking works about as well as an old Ford Pinto with a broken clutch, despite several hours of coaxing it to work. It still barely works or not at all. A casual internet search revealed 1,630,000 complaints about Naturally Speaking.

    Who do you work for? Why would you write such a junky review, and with no real information?

    Naturally Speaking could have been a worthwhile program, but it STILL needs intelligent programmers.

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