SoothSayer Word Prediction™
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SoothSayer Word Prediction™ is a software program that can help you type faster and more accurately. It works in conjunction with other programs such as off-the-shelf email applications, word processors, web browsers, databases, and spread sheets.
SoothSayer comes with a built-in dictionary of over 11,000 words. If a word that you use frequently isn't included, quickly add it to a custom user dictionary or have SoothSayer automatically add it for you. In addition to word prediction, this program offers abbreviation expansion, and sentence completion of text up to 500 characters long.
If you have a sound card that can play .wav files and are running Windows® XP or Windows® Vista then you can install Microsoft's Text to Speech which comes with SoothSayer. There are several speech options available including automatically speak letters, automatically speak last typed word, automatically speak last typed sentence, speak word prediction word or sentence when it is pointed at with the mouse, speak word prediction word or sentence when it is selected, and speak quickly using the Quick Speech button. There also is a quick "Add Word" button that lets you quickly add a word to one of your user dictionaries.
For speech augmentation, the built-in SoothSayer speech dictionary offers a foundation of over 350 frequent sentences (based on abbreviation expansion) and you can add your own favorites. If the sentence to be spoken does not appear in the list, you can enter the first letter in the fruit (e.g., "b" for banana). When you find the sentence you want to speak, just click on it and select the corresponding number on the hardware keyboard.
A built-in main dictionary of more than 11,000 of the most frequent English words
Words presented according to frequency of use
A built-in Main Dictionary of more than 11,000 of the most frequent English words
Main dictionary and custom dictionaries can be used simultaneously or one at a time
Automatically speak letters, words, sentences, and punctuation as you type options
Automatic caret tracking options so that you can see where you are typing
A "Quick Speech" button for speaking word, sentence, or highlighted text
An "Add Word" button for quickly adding an unusual word to a user dictionary
An "AutoType™" option that finishes typing a word determined to be the only one possible from the letters you have typed and the words in the current dictionaries
Editable custom dictionaries containing special words or phrases
A "Word Tips" option that presents words in the word list one at a time either in a balloon located close to where you are typing or in the SoothSayer window (scanning). Words can be read aloud and are typed by pressing the Tab key
Options for adding sounds to a number of SoothSayer events
An "Auto Edit" option that corrects commonly misspelled words
Sound files (e.g., recordings of speech) can be attached to abbreviations
Listen to words or sentences before selecting them by pointing at them with your mouse cursor; the dwell period before speech occurs can be adjusted
Several "Hot Key" shortcuts for Quick Menu options, scrolling word list, and more
Learns word usage and presents words based on 1) your past word selections, 2) the words you have typed, or 3) both typed and selected words
Abbreviation expansion provides quick access to authored words or sentences
Sentence completion for sentences or paragraphs up to 500 characters that is based on words that you have typed and sentences you have added to any of your dictionaries
Vertical or horizontal window orientation
Adjustable number of words presented
A SoothSayer Speech Dictionary™ option, providing a foundation for an elaborate augmentative speech platform that you can customize for your needs
Speech generation when a word or sentence is selected
Scrolling word lists
Word or sentence selection by point-and-click or keyboard entry (numbers)
Customized text font, size, and color, as well as background color
Word selection accompanied by choice of sounds (if speech is turned off)
Punctuation option provides automatic spacing and capitalization
Optional spelling monitor alerts you when an unrecognized word is typed
An "Always on Top" window option
Moveable and sizable word window
Different voice options where pitch, speed, and pronunciation can be adjusted¬
Windows XP or Higher
Pentium IV or better
75 megabytes of harddrive space
256 megabytes of RAM (1 GB or more is best)
Sound card to play speech and sound files
There is currently no demonstration video for the SoothSayer Word Prediction™.