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Dragon Systems Inc (AKA:Speechworks~Nuance~Lernout & Hauspie)
Profile last edited on: 8/3/2022

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Location Information

320 Nevada Street
Newton, MA 02460
   (617) 965-5200
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   04
County:   Middlesex

Public Profile

Dragon Systems is a leading worldwide supplier of speech and language technology, including award-winning speech recognition software. Speech capabilities available from the firm include continuous and discrete dictation systems, voice command systems, text-to-speech systems, customized telephony solutions, and developer tools which enable users to speech-enable applications and build interactive dialogues or custom vocabularies. The firm has a strong record of having introduced major new speech products. In April 1997, Dragon Systems unveiled the world's first general purpose large vocabulary continuous speech recognition product, Dragon NaturallySpeaking(tm). Widely acclaimed by reviewers and analysts as a revolutionary industry breakthrough, this software allows speakers to create any text immediately by speaking at a natural conversational pace.

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Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount Project Title
1993 1 DARPA $47,576
Self automated speech transcription system
1993 2 DARPA $301,694
Small vocabulary tactical speech recognizer
1992 1 DARPA $49,362
Dictation system for tactical environments

Key People / Management

  Janet Baker

  Melvyn Hunt

  Jed Roberts

  Francesco Scattone

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