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How to use Adaptation

This article details how to use Adaptation. Adaptation helps to improve profile accuracy.


Note: You must have a Dragon profile configured in order to do Adaptation please follow the guide here.

Dragon will listen to the audio file to carry out two different types of profile adaptation:

  1. Acoustic: Listens to the quality of the audio to understand the type of environment the user is recording in.
  2. Vocabulary: Listens to the audio file and compares it with the corrections that were made in order to learn about the way the speaker dictates.

Once a file has been corrected, the file is automatically added to the Adaptation Data folder.

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  • Select the file, or multiple files by holding CTRL and clicking then select Add to adaptation waiting list.

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  • Click Adapt all files to begin adaptation.

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  • Choose which type of adaptation to perform and click ok.

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  • Click Continue/OK when the process is complete.

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 Adding New Words During Adaptation

If a user has dictated a new word or typed one during correction then ODMS will detect this during the adaptation process so that the file can be added into the Dragon Naturally Speaking vocabulary.

  • The New Word prompt will appear.

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  • If the word appears ok, click the Ok button to save it or click Cancel to have it skip this word.
  • It is also possible to change the spoken form of the word, so that a user can dictate the word differently to how it should be transcribed. Click the Edit button to access this menu.


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