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Customization

Dramatically enhance your proficiency with assistance from Speakeasy Solutions. Attain a competitive edge by exploring the most powerful features within Dragon® Professional and Dragon® Medical Practice Edition.

Customization of Dragon's Vocabulary

Vocabulary enhancements and customization increases speech recognition accuracy and diminishes the need for investing valuable time in fine-tuning the vocabulary via other methods.  A vocabulary is not just a list of words, but a statistical database of word usage.  When a vocabulary has been adapted to a specific user, the resulting increase in accuracy is tremendous.

Have Dragon Perform to Your Expectations

Individual

Speakeasy Solutions tailors your vocabulary specifically to you by utilizing several of the accuracy improvement features within Dragon. This is useful for individuals who do not have time to perform these tasks themselves and for installations involving multiple users.  Vocabulary enhancements are also discussed as part of Speakeasy Solutions' training sessions.

Organization

If you are part of an organization or group of individuals using very specific terms or  word modifications (i.e. "v." to appear when you say "versus", and "labour" when you say "labor", "o.d." when you say "OD" [as opposed to "right eye", which Dragon® Medical Practice Edition insists upon] etc.), you will benefit from the creation of a customized vocabulary specific to your requirements.  This vocabulary is distributed organization-wide, forming a solid basis for a user's vocabulary, which in turn, is further customized for the individual user.

Word Lists

Creating a customized word list for distribution among Dragon users at an office, firm or clinic saves everyone time.  Quite frequently users share common capitalized phrases (i.e. "Lions Gate Hospital", and "Labour Relations Board" etc.), and acronyms (i.e. ICBC, BCIT, and BCLRB etc.).  There may also be common referring physician names or clients, or even programming languages required.

Dragon CustomizationDistributing such a group specific word list enhances the experience of the users and saves them considerable time that they would spend performing such modifications themselves.  Create multiple word lists for further fine-tuning among sub-groups of individuals.

Speakeasy Solutions creates these lists for your organization, or guides you through custom word list creation, distribution and maintenance during a Technical Training session.

Custom Voice Commands

Custom voice commands are designed to minimize the amount of time a task takes.  While Dragon provides hundreds of voice commands, there are also many application features that do not have associated voice commands (i.e. highlighting text a specific colour in MS Word, applying customized styles in MS Word or pressing the < tab > key multiple times).

These custom commands tremendously benefit those with physical limitations as well as those who wish to increase their productivity.

Some examples of possible custom command creation include:

  • Creating a new document based on a Microsoft Word template,
  • Streamlining workflow and organization within Microsoft Outlook (i.e. moving email to a folder, forwarding an email to another person with a short note),
  • Boilerplate text,
  • Performing repetitive calculations in Microsoft Excel,
  • Navigating and accessing regions of the Internet or intranet as quickly as possible, and
  • Speeding up your general computer use.

Speakeasy Solutions creates custom voice commands for you, or you can be taught how to create these commands yourself in a training session. In a large organization where the same software programs are used, sharing these commands with coworkers saves time and improves productivity.

Speech-Enabling Applications

Having a software program (i.e. DOS based, or custom database), EHR/EMR (electronic health record/electronic medical record) application, or legal time keeping or case management application fully speech-enabled with intuitive voice commands allows you to access the program’s features more quickly and work more efficiently.

Speakeasy Solutions creates custom voice commands for general or specific use with a software program. A speech-enabling analysis is required prior to the construction of an extensive custom voice command speech pack. During the process of command creation, someone conversant with the software and the methods with which it will be used is required to answer queries and offer clarification.

Speech-enabling allows a user to:

  • Navigate programs not supported by Dragon (out-of-the-box),
  • Rapidly perform processes within the software program, and
  • Dictate in programs not supported by Dragon (out-of-the-box).

The custom voice command speech pack created is distributed among multiple users in the same organization.