Definitions & Glossaries

What is a Transcription Error?

Whether it’s for a business meeting or a legal interview, transcripts are invaluable for creating detailed written accounts for later reference. Without them, the rate at which people could transfer information would slow down. And…

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What is Legal Transcription?

The demand for fast and proficient legal transcription has skyrocketed in recent years. However, despite its popularity, there are also some misconceptions. What is legal transcription and why is it so important? Here’s what you…

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What is Speaker Diarization?

Our remote, digitally-driven culture is busier than ever before. As a result, the need and demand for recording and transcribing phone calls, online meetings, video conferences, doctor visits, and more are higher than ever before.…

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What Are Forced Subtitles?

Forced subtitles are a burned-in-text used to offer further clarification on the plot of a video. The forced subtitles, also known as forced narratives provide the viewer with further information such as a translation, or explanations…

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What is Medical Transcription?

Being a healthcare provider isn’t an easy job. Between patient care, counseling, and taking regular exams, healthcare practitioners have a lot on their plate. But that’s not all – they must also keep accurate patient…

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What is Speech Recognition?

Speech recognition, also known as “speech-to-text”, occurs when a machine or computer program identifies and processes a person’s spoken words and converts them into text displayed on a screen or monitor. The early stages of…

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What is a Ground-Truth Transcript?

When you’re testing an Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) engine, you need something to determine whether the engine’s textual output is accurate. A measuring stick of accuracy, where the farthest end is 100 percent speech-to-text perfection.…

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What is Phonetic Transcription?

A phonetic transcription looks quite unlike a regular (‘orthographic’) transcription. The transcriber notes the way the spoken words are pronounced, using a special alphabet of phonetic symbols. The most common is the international phonetic alphabet…

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What Does Clean Verbatim Transcription Mean?

If you’ve had audio or video files transcribed in the past, you probably found out that not all transcriptions are equal. How do you know if you’ll be reading through transcripts filled with stutters and…

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