VOICE (SPEECH) RECOGNITION
IS THE PROCESS OF CONVERTING DIGITALLY RECORDED VOICE INTO EDITABLE
TEXT. THERE ARE TWO FUNDAMENTAL TYPES OF VOICE (SPEECH) RECOGNITION
METHODS AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPANIES EMPLOYING SPEECH RECOGNITION
TECHNOLOGY. THE MOST NOTABLE IS NUANCE’S DRAGON NATURALLY
SPEAKING. BELOW WE WILL EXPLAIN, IN DETAIL, HOW THE TWO TYPES
OF SPEECH RECOGNITION WORK.
THE TWO TYPES OF SPEECH
1) Front End Speech
Recognition: This is where the person speaks and the voice is
translated into text immediately on your computer screen. Though
this method is functional and amazingly accurate these days, it
can be time consuming and inconvenient for professionals such
as doctors and attorneys who often do not have the time to sit
and wait for the software to process his or her voice and produce
a text document and then make the corresponding corrections if
necessary. It may be convenient for quick notes or dictation memos
but can also work fine for long dictations. It depends on the
user’s willingness to learn the software. It is simply a
personal preference thing. Some are willing to do it and some
2) Back End Speech
Recognition: This is a more productive method and requires no
input from the person dictating other than the actual dictating.
The person will dictate a letter, note, matter etc., and the completed
voice file will be sent automatically to a Speech Recognition
Server which will process the voice file, create a text document
and send it to a location where a typist can retrieve the text
file along with the actual voice file and have footpedal controls
with play, FF and rewind controls. They will do it all from their
computer. After the typist finishes making necessary corrections,
the file is sent back to the server for acoustic and/or contextual
adaptation so the system will continue to learn and become more
and more accurate as time goes on regardless of whom is dictating.
This is the preferred method in an enterprise environment such
as a hospital or medium to large law firm or other types of firms
such as insurance or law enforcement who may have interest in
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ideal tool to assist people with carpal tunnel syndrome or other
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