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com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond using significant memory

I noticed the process "com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond" is using a significant amount of memory steadily hovering around 1 GB. I've yet to determe if this is normal. I turned Dictation off hoping to decrease the memory usage but it had no effect. Rebooted afterward and still no improvement. I first noticed this tonight. Formatted my Mac and reinstalled everything a couple of months ago so this is still a fairly fresh install. Is anyone else experiencing this? Surely there's a way to decrease the memory usage of speech recognition for users who don't utilize it.

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 9:32 PM

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Posted on May 5, 2017 3:54 PM

Set Dictation to "Off" and restart your computer. Fixed the issue for me. User uploaded file

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Oct 29, 2014 6:15 AM in response to Loren Ryter

another observation: even with Dictation and Enhanced Dictation off, if you leave the pref pane for Dictation & Speech open, the process will re-spawn anyway. So don't open it. 🙂

Here's another 2 relevant threads:

http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/120039/why-does-speech-recognition-take -up-1-gm-or-ram-suddenly-and-gmail-in-safari-73/

http://www.mcelhearn.com/os-x-10-9-mavericks-enhanced-dictation-is-a-memory-hog- and-doesnt-work-very-well/

com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond using significant memory

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