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Re: tool to convert oral recording to text?


From: Ron Stewart
Date: Jun 24, 2011 8:42AM

Please take this off-line!

Ron Stewart

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Birkir R.
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2011 6:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] tool to convert oral recording to text?


You're in charge of that.
I show up, you take care of transportation and accomodation correct?
If I have to cover any of that myself I won't be able to participate.
(seeing as I have 3 50 minute sessions, an hour session with the teachers
and a session with the Comp Sci track, I am definitely pulling my weight in
the program).
Let me know if there is any type of misunderstanding or if I have to do
something (I will correct the Southwest reservations next week, I am in
Nashville airport right now, coming back from a family vacation, so have not
had the time).
Thanks very much

On 6/20/11, John E Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> At the Accessibility Unconference I attended last year there was a
> person representing a company that did speech-to-text (STT)
> transcription of video recordings. He claimed it was of fairly high
> quality but did indicate that human editing was required to ensure
> accuracy. In the conversations that followed, there was a general
> consensus that the technology to do accurate automatic STT transcriptions
from video is still not there.
> Yes, Dragon Dictate does a reasonable job with one voice in a
> controlled environment, but I don't think it can do multiple voices in
> the same setting very well.
> My suggestion would be to hire a good transcriptionist like a CART
> person if you want an accurate STT transcript. The biggest advantage
> of the human being is that the human can stop the proceedings and ask
> people to repeat themselves when there is confusion or if multiple people
are speaking.
> You will recall that IBM's Big Blue genius "Watson" could not respond
> to verbal content on Jeopardy....and IBM engineers were the ones who
> developed STT.
> John E. Brandt
> www.jebswebs.com
> 207-622-7937
> Augusta, Maine, USA
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela
> French
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 5:17 PM
> To: 'WebAim Forum ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )'
> Subject: [WebAIM] tool to convert oral recording to text?
> Does anyone know of a tool that can record an oral
> presentation/testimony and convert it to text? If you have experience
> with such a tool I would appreciate hearing from you.
> Thank you,
> Angela French
> Internet Specialist
> State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> 360-704-4316
> http://www.checkoutacollege.com<;http://www.checkoutacollege.com/>;