A sysnopsis of its author, Claire Betis' conclusions:
- "Both products offer a similar choice of medical dictionaries, covering general medicine and a number of specialties, in a wide range of languages."
- "SpeechMagic was designed as a network solution while Dragon was originally made for individual users in the consumer world... I am even tempted to conclude this SpeechMagic-Dragon comparison thread by saying both products shouldn’t be compared in the first place."
We agree with No. 2, wholeheartedly. SpeechMagic is sold through various industry-specific vendors, and the support structure is accordantly different; it is network based and not really comparable to a desktop speech recognition program that doesn't offer (nor claims to) any file management and workflow features and/or any server-side implementation whatsoever, for that matter..
** Additionally, two of our members have dealt with Philips directly regarding a project for Windows Vista speech recognition, and we have to say that Philips' responsiveness re: support and communication really put Nuance to shame, IOHO.