Speech Recognition for Court Reporting
In court reporting and transcription, there are two variables that matter above all others: speed and accuracy. If you have only one of these two, you don’t have a complete record.
Fortunately, technology these days has made speech to text functionality more reliable than ever. Speech recognition software has given transcripts up to 90% of the reliability of accuracy—and that 1% often depends on the quality of the digital recording itself.
That still leaves one question. How can you use today’s voice recognition technologies to handle something as important as court reporting in a reliable way? Here’s how we do it at Rev.com.
How Automated Speech Recognition Works for Court Reporting
Rev.com’s Automated Speech Recognition software service is simple to use. You take a digital recording (or even copy over a file from a tape recorder) and send it to us. Our speech recognition API solution designed to maintain high levels of accuracy over high volumes of transcripts takes over from there.
Here’s the basic process:
- Upload your video/audio files in English. You can either upload a secure file from your computer (or a USB device, if you have one plugged in), or you can link us to an existing file on the web. When you’re sending off a file like this for voice writing, it’s important that you know your files are secure. With us, they always are.
- Let us go to work. Our files are 85%+ accurate, and we have the most accurate speech recognition engine in the world. In other words, you’ll have far more security knowing that your files are accurately transcribed.
- Receive the transcript. There. That was easy. We’ll deliver you a fully editable transcript document so you can view it, edit it, and then share it with anyone who needs to see it. You never even saw us work on it; you just wait and then receive the fully guaranteed files.
Is it reliable? Of course. Businesses and courts across the world have taken to using voice transcription software to get their meetings onto paper—or in this case, even an electronic transcript. In the case of Rev.com’s services, we have the most accurate automatic speech recognition engine in the world.
Need Even More Accuracy for Court Reporting?
If you need an even more accurate speech-to-text solution, Rev uses a huge network of 60,000+ freelance transcribers that guarantees 99% accuracy rates on all files.
Making Speech Recognition Work for Law Firms with a Lot of Online or Remote Hearings
Transcription is a skill that many people can handle. If there were more hours in the day, you might be able to handle it yourself—if you didn’t find it so tedious.
The problem is that there aren’t more hours in the day. If you have a big law firm, you have other business to attend to. Prepping. Researching. Conducting meetings. Court hearings. The list goes on and on. You don’t have time to handle voice transcription, let alone the inclination or the energy. And the larger your legal firm is, the more transcribing you need.
That’s why sending files through a speech-to-text API like Rev.ai is such a powerful solution. We can handle the work of a “voice writer” for files en masse. Voice recognition software alone wouldn’t be this accurate, because it still needs to produce a consistent result. From there, you can collect your viewable and editable files so that you can share them with your entire legal team.
Essentially, a service like Rev takes out an entire part of the process. You send the files off and collect them as you need to use them. This frees you to focus on the important work of legal representation—and not worrying about issues like “words per minute” or how you can find a transcript that’s difficult to find.
Rev AI also has the benefit of being able to handle both asynchronous (pre-recorded) and streaming (live) court hearings. And we beat Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and pretty much everyone else in speech-to-text accuracy.
Speech recognition for court reporting is one of the most important types of speech recognition there is. Make sure that you work with someone trusted to ensure you have all the transcripts you need—with the highest accuracy.