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Transcribing automation
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:22:38 PM »
While technology i am using isn usefully point, yet. wanted to start this thread to do a "Myth Busters" TSP edition

currently finished using Apples OS 10.8.2 "Dictation" (kind of like SIRI on the iphone)  feature to start transcribing ep 940.

While there is no current way to just input 1hr of audio and get text out, using apple's diction. It is free to me. I will perserve a Siri (Apple Diction), copy of the text separate to the human transcription. This should help nail down accuracy.

If some one has got a better solution, they can do the same test on this audio.

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 08:51:44 PM »
Dictation (siri) completed!

you can view the raw dictation here


 Notes from Siri testing:
 
  • Nov 29 - Dec 6  (2012)
  • about 6 hr total work
  • can only dictation for about 25 sec max at a time




When i get the human transcribing done, I will post a link to that file

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 02:13:39 PM »
Dictation (siri) completed!

you can view the raw dictation here


 Notes from Siri testing:
 
  • Nov 29 - Dec 6  (2012)
  • about 6 hr total work
  • can only dictation for about 25 sec max at a time



When i get the human transcribing done, I will post a link to that file

How exactly did you do this? I can not get anything close to this in my business.

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 06:10:32 PM »
How exactly did you do this? I can not get anything close to this in my business.

Basically played the Ep, 25 sec at a time into my Mac Mini.
Remember this is was part one of the process.

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 11:22:07 AM »
Do you have any suggestions for a Windows equivalent?
Have lots of audio that I'd like to transcribe to text.

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 11:33:09 AM »
Do you have any suggestions for a Windows equivalent?
Have lots of audio that I'd like to transcribe to text.

I hear Window 7 has a dictation feature, but never tried it.

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 04:02:41 PM »
I hear Window 7 has a dictation feature, but never tried it.

Oh lord it would appear you didn't read my posts.... Its bad. Its so bad its beyond bad. I was literally piping the audio directly into the API........ i might have gotten 1 word out of 100 right.

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 04:24:08 PM »
Oh lord it would appear you didn't read my posts.... Its bad. Its so bad its beyond bad. I was literally piping the audio directly into the API........ i might have gotten 1 word out of 100 right.

lol, not surprised...

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 09:39:07 PM »
Basically played the Ep, 25 sec at a time into my Mac Mini.
Remember this is was part one of the process.

So, you were not using the Siri engine, you were using the mac dictaction engine? I am not trying to spilt hairs, I am just looking for an alternative to human dictation. I have run everything from mac to PC. I am a beta tester for dragon professional I believe it is 5k for the version we test).

But, I have not had a way to test Siri. I have not found a PC\mac based solution. We ported and scripted a bit to use with an Ipad (more horsepower) but is just did not work.

Siri is probably the most advanced speech program, but they are not selling it in a format that allows for use, that I have found. I had not looked into i in about 6 months, and hoped there was a breakthrough. It took about an hour to write the code to get around the time constraints. It took about 2 weeks to port to an IPAD without out of the box support. I believe my developers had a "working port" on a MAC but the program throttled the software to iphone speeds.

The development never got far enough to get to even look at licensing. That will be a bigger issue, as from what I have read, they want about 10 cents a word for transcription. The last I looked only Iphones and E Class Mercedes were licensed to use it.

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Re: Transcribing automation
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 11:00:26 AM »
So, you were not using the Siri engine, you were using the mac dictaction engine? I am not trying to spilt hairs, I am just looking for an alternative to human dictation. I have run everything from mac to PC. I am a beta tester for dragon professional I believe it is 5k for the version we test).

Correct. In all of my examples I only used apple's dictation. (I just say Siri to help people understand)