Transcription Services

27 Apr 2007 - 11:32am
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Kevin Silver1
2006

Hi,

Does anyone know of any good transcription services that are quick
and accurate? I have a bunch of interviews I need to get transcribed
and it seems that the local talent is stuck in the land of mana.

Thanks,

Kevin

Kevin Silver
Clearwired Web Services

10899 Montgomery, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87109

office: 505.217.3505
toll-free: 866.430.2832
fax: 505.217.3506

e: kevin at clearwired.com
w: www.clearwired.com

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27 Apr 2007 - 4:32pm
russwilson
2005

Crazy question, but has anyone tried to run digital
recordings through something like Dragon Naturally
Speaking software for automated transcription?

I know that Dragon will accept an mp3 to process...

(Just curious because I was interested in the same)

Russ

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Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Transcription Services

Hi,

Does anyone know of any good transcription services that are quick
and accurate? I have a bunch of interviews I need to get transcribed
and it seems that the local talent is stuck in the land of mana.

Thanks,

Kevin

Kevin Silver
Clearwired Web Services

10899 Montgomery, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87109

office: 505.217.3505
toll-free: 866.430.2832
fax: 505.217.3506

e: kevin at clearwired.com
w: www.clearwired.com

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28 Apr 2007 - 10:15am
Alexander Baxevanis
2007

In general, voice recognition software that accepts free dictation
(rather than a set of voice commands) is speaker-dependent and needs
to be trained to the voice of its user. Don't know how good the latest
versions of Dragon are, but I suspect you may get lots of mistakes.

There is, however, one technique which could be applicable for
transcribing with the aid of voice recognition. Train the software
with your voice, then listen to the interviews in (almost) real time
and repeat back to the microphone what you are listening (possibly
shortening or skipping non-interesting parts). This technique is used
in the broadcasting world for creating subtitles of live programming
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtitles#Live_subtitles).

By the way, MS Word comes with a speech recognition engine as far as I
know, so it may be possible to try this without Dragon.

Hope this helps,

Alex

On 4/27/07, Wilson, Russell <Russell.Wilson at netqos.com> wrote:
> Crazy question, but has anyone tried to run digital
> recordings through something like Dragon Naturally
> Speaking software for automated transcription?
>
> I know that Dragon will accept an mp3 to process...
>
> (Just curious because I was interested in the same)
>
> Russ
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of
> Kevin Silver
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 11:32 AM
> To: IXDA list
> Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Transcription Services
>
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know of any good transcription services that are quick
> and accurate? I have a bunch of interviews I need to get transcribed
> and it seems that the local talent is stuck in the land of mana.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kevin
>
> Kevin Silver
> Clearwired Web Services
>
> 10899 Montgomery, Suite C
> Albuquerque, NM 87109
>
> office: 505.217.3505
> toll-free: 866.430.2832
> fax: 505.217.3506
>
> e: kevin at clearwired.com
> w: www.clearwired.com
>
>
>
>
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29 Apr 2007 - 5:25am
Anonymous

At our company we are trying to do just that, you might want to try our
product at http://qtechinc.com

However, voice recognition is a tricky business and depends on a host of
parameters. In my observation, running the voice recording through Dragon or
Sonic is a good idea. Dragon Naturally Speacking gives good results for
North American English accents. However, Sonic is giving better results of
late.

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Vikram
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