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speech recognition

Speech understanding, voice recognition Informatics The ability of a computer, through software, to accept spoken words as dictation or follow voice commands

speech rec·og·ni·tion

(spēch rek'ŏg-nish'ŭn)
Software program used by some medical transcription departments to translate spoken language into a draft printed format that is then edited by medical transcriptionists to create a permanent record of patient care.
Synonym(s): voice recognition.

speech recognition

The ability of a machine or computer to interpret human speech. Also known as voice recognition and speech understanding.
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The dictation application is also known as speech to text converter.
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