--1998: 'The Development of Passive and Active Vocabulary
in a Second Language'.
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Decide whether 1) you actively use it (in which case it's your active vocabulary
) or 2) you know the word but don't use it (your passive vocabulary).
ViaVoice's Speak-Pad supports up to two million active vocabulary
words (customizable and expandable by adding new words) and i ncludes a 280,000-word backup dictionary.
--Breakthrough in Vocabulary Size -- The active vocabulary
(vocabulary stored in memory) has been doubled to over 160,000 words in Version 4 for U.S.
Enhancements in version 4.0 include an increased active vocabulary
size, a reduced training time, speech commands for the Internet and an ability to take advantage of today's high-end processors, such as the Intel Pentium III and the AMD Athlon.
Some people will have been surprised to learn that behavioural scientists in California have succeeded in teaching a chimpanzee how to speak English (although so far the monkey's active vocabulary
of about 3,000 words only just beats that of the average Sun reader, so perhaps we shouldn't get too excited just yet).
Other enhancements include new Natural Language Commands, which allow users to edit and format documents by speaking commands in a more natural way; an enlarged active vocabulary
; and Dragon NaturallyMobile software, which makes it easy to create documents using a hand-held recorder.