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    Posted: 26/Sep/2011 at 7:10pm
Greetings,

I've been using Win7 Speech Recognition for approx. 1 month. I'm quite satisfied with the results so far given that I am new to SR usage; I expect further improvement as I grow more savvy in using SR and continue dictating the assorted training passages.

The question I have involves use of the word "that" in a dictated passage. There are times when I have to change my word choice after my dictation. I also encounter the issue when WSR has heard the word "that" when in fact I attempted to dictate a different word. Since "that" is a reserved command word, e.g. "delete that", I am having difficulty selecting it to change or delete it. I cannot simply say "correct that". I have tried inserting the word "literal" in the command, for example "correct literal that"; it didn't work. I have tried "correct that that" and whatever other permutations I could think of. None of them worked. Also tried using the "select" command hoping that if I could select the text, I could then simply say "correct". Haven't found a way to do it through SR and have resorted to making corrections for "that" using the keyboard.

I'm hoping that there's a simple solution and appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
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Originally posted by alassiel

I've been using Win7 Speech Recognition for approx. 1 month. I'm quite satisfied with the results so far given that I am new to SR usage; I expect further improvement as I grow more savvy in using SR and continue dictating the assorted training passages.
There is no need to overtrain WSR. WSR learns as you work. Have you read the article "Getting Started with Windows Speech Recognition."
 
Speech recognition software works 2 ways. First it listens for the sound of the word, makes a best guess based on the sounds, and then compares the word to surrounding words for context clues. Think of:
"They're going to park their car over there."
 
Context is how it knows which they're, their or there to use. Using this you can improve accuracy by not correcting single words, but by correcting words in context. Select two or three words, say Correct that and make your correction. The word should be recognized correctly the next time it is used in that phrase.
 
The other method for correcting troublesome words is to create a macro for the word. You can download WSRMacros from the Microsoft Website for free. The WSRToolkit makes creating macros easy as well as adding other functionality.
 
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Marty, thanks for your reply.  I'll try your suggestion to correct a phrase rather than just a single word.

Originally posted by mmarkoe_admin

There is no need to overtrain WSR. WSR learns as you work. Have you read the article "Getting Started with Windows Speech Recognition."
 
Thanks for the link; I'll review the article. I've read other articles on WSR that I found on the Internet, including one that pointed me to the Rainbow Passage.
 
Originally posted by mmarkoe_admin

The other method for correcting troublesome words is to create a macro for the word. You can download WSRMacros from the Microsoft Website for free. The WSRToolkit makes creating macros easy as well as adding other functionality.

Interesting that you mention using WSR macros.  I downloaded a copy last week and installed it.  However, I am having difficulty executing it.  I'll start a new thread under the Macros forum.

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