Speech recognition in Word 2003 RRS feed

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    I'm researching the speech recognition function that was in-built in Word 2003. I am wondering if I could get some technical specifications for the function and possibly some idea of the history of the use of the function and its discontinuation after Word 2003. I'm a researcher in English Literature at the University of Newcastle, Australia, so my questions are  for genuine research - I am interested in understanding how the software might differ from that used in stylometric analysis (eg 'R' or http://bensonofjohn.co.uk/poetry/tools/travesty.php or http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/centre/education-arts/cllc/intelligent-archive. On the face of it, the programs serve different functions, but as I have been exploring stylometry, I have been noticing similarity in functionality, possibly based on some shared assumptions. I don't require access to source code or anything like that, but would like to be able to speak with someone who understands the principles upon which Word 2003's speech recognition was built, and whether it is similar (or the same) to Nuance's technology.

    My work email is: david.musgrave@newcastle.edu.au, and I would be grateful for any help you could offer.

    Best wishes,


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