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Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service version 1.1.8

What is Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service?  (from Nuance Communications)

Dragon Assistant uses Nuance’s core Dragon voice technology and innovative natural language understanding capabilities to provide people with an easy and intuitive way to engage and interact with their devices. Simply say “Hello Dragon” to awaken Dragon Assistant, and from there, just speak to search the web for conten...  Read more


Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service version 1.1.8 is a program developed by Nuance Communications. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 701.23 MB (735,289,834 bytes). Dragon Assistant Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 96% of users of Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nuance.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nuance\Dragon Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Nuance\Dragon Assistant\Core\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 701.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service version 1.1.8

  • vocon_ext_audioin.dll - Nuance Communications, Inc. ASR Embedded Development System (VoCon External Component - AudioIn)
  • vocon_ext_heap.dll - VoCon External Component - Heap
  • DACore.exe - Dragon Assistant Core (DACore)
  • ve.dll - Vocalizer Expressive (Vocalizer for Automotive)
  • DAIntegrationServer.exe - Dragon Assistant (Dragon Assistant Integration Server)
  • DragonAssistant.exe
  • AppDataStore.dll - AppDataStore
  • textproc.dll - TextProc (TextProc (Tokenizer, ITN and other modules))
  • mrec.dll - MREC (The Modular Recognizer)
  • server.dll - S2 (Dragon Speech Server)
  • SoundAssService.exe (by Lenovo) - SoundAssService (Service for DragonAssistant)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • AE.Net.Mail.dll (by Andy Edinborough) - AE.Net.Mail
  • ComputerControl.dll (by Microsoft) - ComputerControl
  • CoreAudioApi.dll - CoreAudioApi
  • DAAppShutdown.exe
  • DeescalateStart.exe
  • DotNetOpenAuth.dll - DotNetOpenAuth
  • DoubanSDK.dll - DoubanSDK
  • Dragon Assistant Updater.exe - Dragon Assistant Updater
  • Facebook.dll (by Thuzi) - Facebook C# SDK (Facebook)
  • fl_core.dll - VoCon 3200 Nuance Communications, Inc. Functional Layer (Functional Layer)
  • Google.Apis.dll (by Google Inc) - GoogleApis
  • Google.Apis.Orkut.v2.dll (by Google Inc) - orkut:v2 (Orkut API)
  • Google.GData.Client.dll (by Google) - Google GData Client Libraries (Google Data API Core Library)
  • Google.GData.Contacts.dll (by Google) - Google Data API Contacts Library
  • icudt48.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin48.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuio48.dll - ICU I/O DLL
  • icuuc48.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • lcc.exe
  • sdxg.dll
  • vocon3200_asr.dll - VoCon 3200 (VoCon 3200 ASR Component)
  • vocon3200_base.dll - VoCon 3200 Base Services
  • vocon3200_gram2.dll - VoCon 3200 GRAM2 Component
  • vocon3200_platform.dll
  • vocon3200_pron.dll - VoCon 3200 PRON Component
  • vocon3200_sem.dll - VoCon 3200 sem Component
  • WASAPIResamplingStreamCOMServer.dll
  • xerces-c_3_1.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1 (Shared Library for Xerces-C++ Version 3.1.1)
  • xerces-c_3_1D.dll (by Apache Software Foundation)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • SoundAssService.exe runs as a service named 'SoundAssService' (SoundAssService) "Service for DragonAssistant".
  • DACore.exe runs as a service named 'Dragon Assistant Core' (DACoreService) "Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service".

How do I remove Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service?

You can uninstall Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service version 1.1.8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Dragon Assistant Core Recognition Service.

Win 10 99%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.77%
Windows XP 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 60.83%
Windows 8 25.81%
Windows 10 Home 12.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.23%
Windows 10 Home Insider P... 0.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.99%
  Brazil 0.77%
  United Kingdom 0.46%
  Mexico 0.46%
  Pakistan 0.31%
  Uruguay 0.31%
  United Arab Emirates 0.15%
  Canada 0.15%
  Costa Rica 0.15%
  DK 0.15%
  ET 0.15%
  France 0.15%
  Netherlands 0.15%
  Peru 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 63.38%
Toshiba 26.53%
Lenovo 7.98%
Hewlett-Packard 1.88%
Gateway 0.23%
Common models
ASUSTeK Q550LF 35.28%
ASUSTeK Q501LA 26.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55-A 15.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55t-A 6.07%
LENOVO 10141 3.97%
Toshiba PX35t-A 3.97%

About Nuance Communications

Nuance provides speech and imaging applications for businesses and consumers whose products focus on server & embedded speech recognition, telephone call steering systems, automated telephone directory services, medical transcription software & systems, optical character recognition software, and desktop imaging software.
Publisher URL: www.nuance.com


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