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Nuance gives Dragon more teeth

Nuance Communications has announced customisation and productivity enhancements for Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Australian.

Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Australian have been updated to include a next-generation speech engine leveraging Nuance’s Deep Learning technology to deliver high recognition accuracy with the ability to learn and adapt to a variety of accents and environments.

Mark Geremia, vice-president and general manager of Dragon, Nuance Communications, said, “Accurate and timely documentation is a critical component of many organisations across a wide range of industries – from financial institutions to social services and law firms. But if completed incorrectly and inefficiently, poor documentation can hamper report quality, employee productivity, and increase cost and compliance risks.”

“Dragon Professional Group and Dragon Legal Group Australian effectively address these pain points by enabling professionals to use advanced speech recognition and robust voice command capabilities to create outstanding documentation – all by voice. Dragon empowers professionals to work better, faster and smarter - whether they’re in the office or out in the field, saving individuals and organisations time and costs, and improving overall productivity,” he added.

Dragon Professional Group, version 15 and Dragon Legal Group Australian, version 15, as well as upgrades, are available through Nuance’s Dragon reseller partners.

Dragon Professional Group, version 15.

It is claimed to be suitable for enterprises across a wide range of industries and enable employees to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations or fill form-based reports faster and more accurately, all by voice.

Dragon Legal Group Australian, version 15

Dragon Legal Group Australian, version 15 is designed specifically for the Australian legal industry with a specialised legal vocabulary developed using a corpus of Australian legal documents. 

According to the annual International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) technology survey, Dragon speech recognition technology was ranked number one in deployments among law firms and legal departments. Additionally, Dragon Legal Group led in the category of best voice-to-text technology with 46% of firms reporting their use of the solution.

Dragon Legal Individual Australian, version 15

In addition to enhancing Dragon Legal Group Australian, Nuance is releasing a Dragon Legal Individual Australian solution. “Dragon Legal Individual Australian will allow sole practitioners and smaller firms that don’t need the enterprise features of Dragon Legal Group Australian to realise the productivity boost from the local legal vocabulary,” said Derek Austin, Nuance’s Dragon business manager, Asia Pacific.


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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!