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Nuance Buys MacSpeech – Speech Recognition for Apple

Posted Feb 16 2010 11:40am

For those using healthcare software on Applethis appears to be an indication that you may see more developments in the future.  Macspeech already exists and imagebased on what I have seen with acquisition with Nuance in the pastthings seem to move upwards and further options seem to come alongwhich is good for us users. 

The company has several versions to select from and the advantage of choosing a medical solution is the vocabularyin other words most frequently used words are already loaded versus having to train each word. 

Is there anybody else in speech recognition today besides Nuance?  The last couple of years had shown quite a number of acquisitions for the companymany in healthcare technologies and MacSpeech has already been licensing the speech technology from Nuance so it appears this makes sense today to come under the umbrella.  BD  

Nuance Communications announced Tuesday that it has bought MacSpeecha company that provides voice dictation and recognition software for Mac  users.

Seeing MacSpeech's experience with the Macintosh environment and its usersNuance sought out the acquisition as a key opportunity to expand into the ever-growing Mac market. The company said it plans to bring its Dragon namerecognitionmarketingand R&D to the MacSpeech line of products to further grow their market share among Mac users. MacSpeech already licenses the Dragon speech technology engine for its MacSpeech Dictate software.

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