Sarmad Gardezi

Sarmad Gardezi

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Dictation – Speech Recognition in the Browser

Most of the time we get tired of tying so i made an Web Application for the Beginners so that they can speak to write what ever they want, Yes! its right this App may help you to perform all the tasks like Speaking words to it will type automatically save and you can download it for further use.

 

Meet Dictation v2.0, a web-based speech recognition app that will transcribe your voice into digital text using the Chrome Speech API.

Unlike the regular Chrome web apps that are nothing but fancy bookmarks, the Dictation App for Chrome will run entirely on your computer. The best part of this App is you can use it offline it by saving the page through Google Chrome.

DICTATION GETS NEW VOICE COMMANDS & AUTO-SAVE

Getting started with Dictation in simple. Just plug in the microphone to your computer, click the Start Dictation button and watch as your spoken words are magically transformed into text. You can also use a few voice commands like:

  • Say “new sentence” to begin a new sentence. Dictation will automatically add a period to the previous sentence and capitalizes the first letter of your new sentence.
  • Say “new paragraph” to move the cursor to the next paragraph.
  • Say “stop listening” to exit the dictation mode. If you wish to resume recording, hit the “Start” button again.

If you make a mistake, or if Chrome makes an error while recognizing your speech, simple click the incorrect word and edit it inline. The entire notepad is editable as it uses the contenteditable attribute of HTML5.

DICTATION 2.0 – WHAT’S NEW

The first release of Dictation happened in August 2012 and much has changed since then. The Web Speech API is now part of Google Chrome though you still need an active network connection for Chrome to connect to the speech recognition servers.

The new version of Dictation App does sport a few extra features. One, it will auto-save your work in Chrome’s local storage so you can close the browser and your session would still be available the next time you Dictation.

Also, you can now export your transcriptions to Dropbox and Google Drive from Dictation itself. Please watch this YouTube video for a Auick Demo.

The Speech-to-Text support in Chrome is mostly accurate but because the API is still experimental, you are not allowed to submit Packaged Apps to the Chrome store that use the Web Speech API. ↓

Start Dictation

 



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