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Re: accessibility and podcasting


From: Patrick Lauke
Date: Jun 29, 2007 3:40AM

> I started looking into podcast transcription services. The most
> intriguing one I found was a site called Casting Words. It uses
> Amazon's Mechanical Turk API to farm out the task of transcribing the
> audio content."

I've used them three times in the past. The quality of the transcript varies, even in different sections of the same transcript. And as soon as you use any kind of jargon etc, the error rate is very high in most cases. Be prepared to do a LOT of proofing and amending once you get the initial transcript back.