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Written by Kenia Arredondo

Kenia is a language-obsessed professional translator who is always searching for music from around the world and random, useless, but interesting fun facts.

September 10, 2021

Technology in Transcription

There is no doubt that new technologies are changing the way in which we perform our tasks. In fact, our daily life is completely different from what it was 20 or 30 years ago. Similarly, all disciplines have suffered changes and got new benefits with the technology. And transcription is not an exception. For example, technology in transcription has made faster the process of transforming audio into text much faster.

So, this time I will talk to you about the technology of voice recognition and automatic transcription. Besides, I will mention how they can help you to transcribe audio or videos in a faster way. In the end, I will mention their disadvantages against a professional transcription service. If you are interested in transcription or you want to ask for this service, I recommend to read the article about if the transcription is a simple task or a challenge.

 

Voice Recognition as Transcription Technology

Voice recognition is a discipline that aims to communicate between human beings and computers by means of speech. It takes into account acoustics, phonetic, lexical, and other aspects for achieving its objective. The system of voice recognition is capable of processing speech in order to answer the user’s needs, whether is for converting audio into text or executing commands. In other words, each time you talk with Siri, Alexa, Cortana, or Google Assistant, you are using voice recognition.

But, what is the relation between voice recognition and the transcription of audio and video? Well, the software can recognize the audio and video, and then, transcribe the content into text. There are many applications that perform this function and their accuracy has been increasing. However, these aren’t reliable for professional works.

 

Automatic Transcription

Besides voice recognition, there is a new transcription modality called automatic transcription. The process consists of uploading an audio or video to the chosen platform. Then, the platform processes the file and after a few minutes, you will get the transcription ready. At least, that’s the purpose.

Actually, this type of software is far from perfection, which is why when you get the text from the file, you have to check for spelling errors or transcription mistakes. In fact, it is common that the users of this platform edit the text for a better result.

There are many platforms where this procedure can be performed and the price for the service usually is equivalent to the quality of the transcription. Although it’s useful as in the case of journalistic interviews transcription, in cases of insurance agencies or government institutions, any transcription error can have serious consequences. Therefore, in these cases, it’s always recommended to ask for an experienced transcriber, who can meet the needs of these types of clients.

In Traduality Language Solutions, we have a variety of high-quality transcription services, contact us for more information on the service that best suits your needs!

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