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|Speech Recognition Software||Website||Free / Commercial|
|Dragon Naturally Speaking||http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/products/default.asp (External website that opens in a new window)||Commercial|
|Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista||http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windowsvista/speech.aspx (External website that opens in a new window)||Commercial|
|Speech Recognition in Windows 7||http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows7 (External website that opens in a new window)||Commercial|
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