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Complexity of Language and ASR Challenges: How Cultural Variation Affects Transcription

May 13, 2019

In a previous blog, Catherine talked about what we linguists do here at Voci. (If you haven’t read it, click here!). In this blog, I’m going to expand on this, and talk about some examples of the challenges we run into everyday, challenges which are just part of how language works. Regional and ...

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Technical

When It Has to Be Right: Transcription Accuracy and Tuning Speech Recognition

April 02, 2019

So, you’ve bought yourself a new ASR solution. You did your research, you found the system that works best for your business, you researched the vendor, and finally you took the plunge. You’re sure that this is going to work perfectly, and all you need to do is turn it on and start feeding it ca ...

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Customer Experience

Get the Information You Need

March 28, 2019

As Voci’s new CEO (click on the About page to read a little more about me), I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to connect with you about something that’s always been important to me. I believe strongly in providing customers with the information they need about the solutions that can imp ...

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Technical

Transcription 101

December 05, 2018

Like any high-tech field, STT (Speech-To-Text) shares many terms with the English language but gives them its own special twist. Take transcription, for example, which basically means writing something down. Writing something down is not that exciting a topic, until you consider that transcription i ...

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Technical

How to Make Speech Recognition Software That Works — and Keeps Working

May 28, 2019

In my experience, no significant software project is ever really "done." There's always something that can be improved, and customer requirements are always changing. In addition, as new technologies emerge, it makes sense to take advantage of them. If you don't, your competitors will, and that put ...

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GRC

How a Full-Text ASR System Improves GRC

April 30, 2019

Governance, Risk management and Compliance (GRC) covers a wide range of different practices and needs. Speaking in general terms, good GRC practice requires analysis of the behavior of employees, contractors and other individuals for whom a business has responsibility. If this cannot be done, one ca ...

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Customer Experience

Maximize ROI: What to Include in Your ASR Solution Evaluation

March 28, 2019

Many factors go into choosing an ASR solution. Its accuracy is important. So is its speed, and multiple other considerations. But for most businesses, cost plays a significant role. As VP of Operations, I look at a specific solution’s features as well as its cost, as ROI considerations are centra ...

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Technical

Automatic Speech Recognition and You

January 05, 2019

Let’s start with the term right in the title: Automatic Speech Recognition or ASR. ASR takes natural speech and converts it into text. This is also called Speech-to-Text or STT. An ASR system is also called a speech engine. ...

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Technical

How to Make Speech Recognition Software That Works — and Keeps Working

May 28, 2019

In my experience, no significant software project is ever really "done." There's always something that can be improved, and customer requirements are always changing. In addition, as new technologies emerge, it makes sense to take advantage of them. If you don't, your competitors will, and that put ...

Read How to Make Speech Recognition Software That Works -- and Keeps Working

Technical

Complexity of Language and ASR Challenges: How Cultural Variation Affects Transcription

May 13, 2019

In a previous blog, Catherine talked about what we linguists do here at Voci. (If you haven’t read it, click here!). In this blog, I’m going to expand on this, and talk about some examples of the challenges we run into everyday, challenges which are just part of how language works. Regional and ...

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Technical

Analyzing Language to Train ASR Systems: Combining Linguistics with AI Technology

May 07, 2019

One of the biggest challenges that automated transcription faced, at least until the machine learning/AI revolution we’re all currently living in, was the sheer complexity of language. Basically, computing needed to get to a point where it could deal with the evolving and diverging ways that we us ...

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GRC

How a Full-Text ASR System Improves GRC

April 30, 2019

Governance, Risk management and Compliance (GRC) covers a wide range of different practices and needs. Speaking in general terms, good GRC practice requires analysis of the behavior of employees, contractors and other individuals for whom a business has responsibility. If this cannot be done, one ca ...

Read How a Full-Text ASR System Improves GRC

Technical

When It Has to Be Right: Transcription Accuracy and Tuning Speech Recognition

April 02, 2019

So, you’ve bought yourself a new ASR solution. You did your research, you found the system that works best for your business, you researched the vendor, and finally you took the plunge. You’re sure that this is going to work perfectly, and all you need to do is turn it on and start feeding it ca ...

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Customer Experience

See the Big Picture: Choosing Your ASR Solution

March 28, 2019

Many small details make up what’s in the overall big picture. To help our customers gain a competitive advantage, I believe that we must be attentive to their needs and work hand in hand with them to reach their goals. So I asked my team to look at ASR purchasing considerations often overlooked by ...

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Customer Experience

Maximize ROI: What to Include in Your ASR Solution Evaluation

March 28, 2019

Many factors go into choosing an ASR solution. Its accuracy is important. So is its speed, and multiple other considerations. But for most businesses, cost plays a significant role. As VP of Operations, I look at a specific solution’s features as well as its cost, as ROI considerations are centra ...

Read Maximize ROI: What to Include in Your ASR Solution Evaluation

Customer Experience

Get the Information You Need

March 28, 2019

As Voci’s new CEO (click on the About page to read a little more about me), I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to connect with you about something that’s always been important to me. I believe strongly in providing customers with the information they need about the solutions that can imp ...

Read Get the Information You Need

Technical

I’ve Transcribed Speech, But What Can I Do With It?

January 05, 2019

There’s a whole set of terms which we use to talk about doing more than just plain transcription. This gets us into a set of features in ASR software that identify the context of speech, as well as identifying speakers and allowing for classification of calls. ...

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Technical

Automatic Speech Recognition and You

January 05, 2019

Let’s start with the term right in the title: Automatic Speech Recognition or ASR. ASR takes natural speech and converts it into text. This is also called Speech-to-Text or STT. An ASR system is also called a speech engine. ...

Read Automatic Speech Recognition and You

Technical

Transcription 101

December 05, 2018

Like any high-tech field, STT (Speech-To-Text) shares many terms with the English language but gives them its own special twist. Take transcription, for example, which basically means writing something down. Writing something down is not that exciting a topic, until you consider that transcription i ...

Read Transcription 101

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