Chapter 6: Voice commands
DPM 9450 supports the use of voice commands. Voice commands are used to assign Keywords to a dictation by
either spelling the Keyword input or saying the Keyword phrase. Two types of voice commands are available:
alphanumeric commands (for spelling) and Keyword commands (for predefined Keywords). The type of voice
command you can use with your DPM depends on the setting which has been made in SpeechExec Dictate.
The default configuration delivered with DPM 9450 has alphanumeric commands enabled for
Keyword 1 input.
This type of voice command allows you to spell individual letters, numbers and some special characters. You
have to train the letters, numbers and special characters before you can start using them. Alphanumeric
commands support up to five Keywords; each Keyword input can have up to 15 characters.
This type of voice command allows you to use phrases for existing Keyword definitions. A Keyword definition
is the combination of the Keyword usage and its contents. You can define one usage string and up to
20 content strings with up to 15 characters each for a Keyword in SpeechExec Dictate. These definitions are
transferred to the DPM where you then train phrases for them. Keyword commands support up to two
Training is the process where you adapt the DPM to your voice. Training ensures that the DPM understands and
correctly interprets the voice commands you say. In the case of alphanumeric commands, this means that you
teach the DPM how you say the numbers, letters and special characters you will be using for spelling the
Keyword input. In the case of Keyword commands, you teach the DPM the phrase you will be using for providing
the Keyword input.
For DPM 9450 to correctly understand and interpret Keyword input which is supplied via alphanumeric
commands, you need to train the characters you will be using. You can find a complete list of all supported
characters at the end of this section.
When you train the letter characters A-Z it is recommended that you use an alphabet-like spelling
style. For example, use the spelling alphabet of the National Air Traffic Control Association: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie,
Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra,
Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee, Zulu.
Alternatively train the letter characters with words which you use regularly in common abbreviations. For example,
train N using North, E using East, or C using Campus. This enables you to dictate North Campus and NC will be
added to your dictation. Do not train a letter character by simply saying the letter.
You will achieve the best recognition results if you use numbers and some letters only.
To train the characters you will be using, do the following:
1. Press the Jog Dial for about two seconds to access the DPM menu.
2. Move the Jog Dial up or down to scroll to the menu entry for voice command training:
3. Press the Jog Dial again to confirm the menu selection; the first character for training is displayed on the DPM
display. The character blinks and prompts you to start training now.
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