Realtime Voicewriting Education. 2005 INTERSTENO CONGRESS VIENNA, AUSTRIA Presented by Phillip A. Kaufman, CRI.
2005 INTERSTENO CONGRESS
Phillip A. Kaufman, CRI
But there are several significant differences between the common use of these applications and realtime voicewriting.Let’s examine those differences.
The realtime voicewriter repeats everything that is said by individuals in a colloquy or an individual giving a soliloquy, and has no control over what is said or the speed at which it is said.
The realtime voicewriter’s sole use of the speech recognition engine when voicewriting is the instantaneous transcription of the dialogue or monologue of others.
Realtime voicewriters typically dictate nonstop for at least 30 minutes, and often for several hours.
The realtime voicewriter’s text is often viewed by other people as it is produced; therefore, accuracy must be near perfect.
The realtime voicewriter cannot pause to think about formatting. He applies specialized dictation and software techniques to compress what must be dictated to produce formatting and inserts those utterances appropriately to produce all appropriate formatting on-the-fly.
The realtime voicewriter must learn and practice diligently to develop extremely good enunciation and diction along with control of his voice and breathing.
The realtime voicewriter must have a high-end computer, and know how to perform adjustments and maintenance to obtain the best, consistent performance from that computer.
Most realtime voicewriters encounter a very wide variety of subject matters and must have a very broad knowledge base.
There is a lot to learn.
It is not magic.
that an individual becomes capable of realtime voicewriting
Most students need to be lead to the water and coaxed to drink
MOST TRAINING PROVIDED TO DATE HAS BEEN FROM NOTHING MORE THAN SOFTWARE MANUALS
SOME CAREERS DO NOT REQUIRE SPECIAL ACADEMICS
HAL won’t be taking over our jobs in our lifetimes.