About improving accuracy
There are many things you can do to improve Dragon's recognition accuracy. By helping Dragon to better understand you, you'll have fewer corrections to make during dictation. Your first stop should be the The Accuracy Center
Tutorial: How can I make my dictation more accurate?
Here are some ways you can improve Dragon's accuracy:
Follow the dictation guidelines. For example, dictate using longer phrases and sentences to provide Dragon with more context.
For more information, see Dictation guidelines.
Position your microphone properly. Proper microphone placement is important for optimal speech recognition.
For more information, see Positioning your microphone properly.
Make corrections. Dragon learns from your corrections and uses the corrected words the next time you dictate them.
For more information, see About correction.
Save your user profile. This saves what Dragon learns. Save your user profile when you correct dictation, or train words, or perform accuracy tuning.
For more information, see Working with user profiles.
Train Dragon. There are several places for you to train Dragon on pronunciations, like the Spelling window, and when you add new words and phrases to your vocabulary. You can also read text to train Dragon.
For more information, see Training Dragon.
Adjust the Speed vs. Accuracy setting. You can increase recognition accuracy by adjusting this setting.
For more information, see Options dialog box—Miscellaneous tab.
Use automatic formatting. This allows Dragon to format many text types automatically. It also allows Dragon to format specific words and phrases automatically according to your preferences.
For more information, see About formatting text automatically.
Import a list of words or phrases. This is helpful for businesses where many people dictate the same names or words. It's also helpful when you need to customize your vocabulary with many new words.
For more information, see Exporting and importing a list of custom words and phrases.
Allow Dragon to learn from specific documents. This tool analyzes your documents and allows you to add any new words found to your vocabulary. It also improves your accuracy by allowing Dragon to adapt to your writing style.
For more information, see Learn from specific documents.
Allow Dragon to learn from your Sent email. This tool analyzes your Sent emails and allows you to add contact names to your vocabulary. It also improves your accuracy by allowing Dragon to adapt to your writing style.
For more information, see Learn from sent e-mails.
Run accuracy tuning. This process refines your user profile by analyzing audio and text data that Dragon archives from your dictation.
For more information, see About Accuracy Tuning.