Voice recognition software allows for hands-free control of software and textual data entry. This capability has potential for integration into digital workflows for control of workflow components (cameras, software) and for data entry (dictation, metadata).
Voice Recognition Software
Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking - Windows
Nuance Dragon Dictate - Mac
Microsoft Windows Speech Recognition - Windows 7 and Vista
Tools for integrating voice recognition software
PySpeech - Python module for accessing basic functions of Windows Speech Recognition.
NatLink - Python module for integrating with Dragon Naturally Speaking. Requires NatLink and Unimacro.
Projects using voice recognition
Project: Rapid inventory (prototype)
Contact: Jason Best - jbest(at)brit.org
Description: This project is exploring how voice recognition might be used to perform a rapid inventory of an herbarium collection. The data captured is limited to a count of specimens representing each species in a geographic location.
If you are using or exploring voice recognition in a project, please add it here or contact Jason Best if you don't have an iDigBio account for editing this wiki.