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How Transcription Reached the Next Level with Technology

How Transcription Reached the Next Level with Technology

Automated transcription services can make converting any kind of speech easier than ever before. If you want to find out how it works or how tech has changed the transcription scene then take a look below.

Transcription Is Now High in Demand

Transcription is now in high demand.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a journalist, video editor, or even a lawyer, the need to convert video or audio to text is going to enter into your workflow at some point. This means that all manual transcription will take place digitally thanks to emerging AI technology.

Automated Transcription

When you compare automated transcription to manual transcription, you will soon find that automated transcription is much faster. Manual transcription normally requires the source to be divided up into various files which are then sent to various transcribers who are paid either per hour or per page they transcribe. Automated transcription on the other hand is much simpler because the only thing that you need is a single audio or video file. If you want to get the best results from doing this, then download automated transcription software.

How Does it Work?

When you look at almost any digital transcription service, you will find that it starts out with AI and natural language processing.  The concept is very simple: the software interprets the different sounds that make up human speech and matches the sounds to words in the dictionary. The software is also able to teach itself which means that it is very good at increasing its own accuracy.

Why Is Transcription So Important?

Recording accurate transcriptions is an integral function for a lot of different industries. In the media, it’s important to record and transcribe interviews properly so that they can be referenced and quoted at a later date. The same concept applies to law too. Filmmakers often rely on transcription so that they can provide a better viewing experience, such as by adding subtitles or even translations.

All in all, AI and tech has rocketed the transcription industry forward and it is safe to say that so many advancements have been made overall that will improve the efficiency of industries that utilize transcription on a daily basis. If you have never looked into AI transcription before, then now is the time for you to change that because it’s now easier than ever to get audio files transcribed.


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by Brian Perry // Brian Perry is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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