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Nuance Introduces Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal Edition

Latest Version of Dragon Legal Delivers Increased Accuracy and Enhancements Designed to Boost Productivity, Streamline Transcription and Reduce Costs

14 November 2012, London, UK – Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal, the voice recognition software that enables lawyers and other legal professionals to create documents and control their PCs by voice, increasing productivity and driving down costs. This latest version of Dragon Legal includes the same core enhancements found in the recently released Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12, as well as additional capabilities tailored to meet the needs of legal professionals, such as a customised Legal language model, transcription workflow support, legal formatting options and more.

Dragon Legal gives users in law firms and corporate legal departments the ability to simply dictate text instead of typing up contracts, briefs, court documents, emails and more, whether they are in the office or on the go. With the same unprecedented accuracy and speed delivered in the newly unveiled Dragon 12, this version of Dragon Legal ignites new levels of productivity and profitability by enabling legal professionals to create and annotate documents and control their PCs by voice — which is three times faster than typing — for increased competitiveness, reduced transcription costs and faster turnaround. Globally, Dragon Legal is already being used successfully by the Ministry of Justice in Germany, the Ministry of Justice in Italy and the Ministry of Justice in the USA, to help judges and lawyers dramatically speed up document turnaround time and streamline repetitive workflows.

Dragon Legal includes a special language model to achieve optimal out-of-the-box accuracy when dictating legal terms. Dragon Legal automatically formats legal citations and allows the import and sharing of custom word lists that are most relevant to each practice or department specialty. In addition, for large firms or legal departments within organisations, network administrators can now obtain rich, objective Dragon usage information to help achieve even better recognition results and track return on investment.

Significant New Features in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal edition include:

New Levels of Accuracy & Performance – Dragon Legal is the most accurate speech recognition for PC yet, with up to 20 percent improvement in the out-of-the-box accuracy compared to version 11. This means legal professionals can speak naturally and Dragon will understand, allowing them to get more done, faster. Dragon gets increasingly accurate the more it is used. Dragon Legal also now delivers:

  • Natural-sounding text-to-speech that reads back editable text – with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control – for easy proofing or multitasking.
  • Smart Format Rules that allows Dragon Legal to adapt by detecting format corrections – abbreviations, numbers and more – so dictated text looks the way the user wants it to every time.
  • An Interactive tutorial that presents fun exercises to help people learn and practice good dictation, correction and editing habits – so that users can create text more quickly and efficiently.

Streamlined Transcription – Dragon’s Auto-Transcribe Folder Agent (ATFA) manages the flow of transcribed text and synchronised audio of digital voice recordings — even notifying when a transcription is complete — to streamline third-party review and correction. ATFA now supports .DOC and .RTF formats, in addition to .TXT. The “Roaming” configuration allows dictation and third-party correction from different network locations and computing devices while ensuring centralised management of master user profiles.

Enhanced Enterprise-Ready Solution – Dragon Legal includes security features, configuration options and administrative tools that make it easy to manage voice profiles, custom vocabularies and commands, feature access, and multiple installations over a network. Administrators can create a recognition log file for each end-user, to easily and quickly gather rich, objective usage information to help achieve better results.

Increased Mobility – Dragon Legal helps legal professionals maintain optimal productivity on the go:

  • Use a Bluetooth wireless headset for superior comfort and mobility; wideband Bluetooth support delivers exceptional recognition performance.
  • Use the iPhone®, iPod® touch (4th gen), iPad® or compatible Android™ device as a remote microphone for greater freedom and flexibility on the go.

For the full list of new features and enhancements in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal edition, click here.


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal is available now for £699 inc VAT, or for £749 (which includes a Plantronics Calisto Bluetooth Wireless Headset), through Nuance’s website as well as its global network of reseller partners, software retailers and professional sales organisations. For volume orders, please contact your nearest accredited Dragon Partners, which can be found here

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

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