Mac applications that let you enter sequences verbally?

Ashok Aiyar aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu
Tue Jun 22 17:41:59 EST 1999

A member of our group is currently entering a large number of
short sequences into a database.  Are there any applications
that do speech to text conversion so that she can enter the
sequences verbally?

I have AppleScripts setup that enter the characters A, G, C,
and T into a Microsoft Word document when she says "apple",
"go", "cat" and "to", using Apple PlainTalk Speech recognition.
But this is very slow -- it takes about 10 - 30 seconds per
character.  It is therefore currently faster to type the 
sequences in.

I would love suggestions for alternatives, or ways to speed
up the entry process.


Ashok Aiyar, Ph.D.
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
aiyar at ebv.oncology.wisc.edu

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