Machine transcription -- got any URLs?
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Oct 1

Hello

I was curious to see how much time machine transcription would save me (a non-transcriber) when transcribing. My conclusion after trying out a dozen or so online MP3-to-text converters is that it would probably save me about 20% of time, **if** the transcription is of a high quality.

Do you know of any other services, that you can recommend?

I took a well-known video on YouTube with clear audio and sent in the 40 seconds for transcription. In the ex
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Hello

I was curious to see how much time machine transcription would save me (a non-transcriber) when transcribing. My conclusion after trying out a dozen or so online MP3-to-text converters is that it would probably save me about 20% of time, **if** the transcription is of a high quality.

Do you know of any other services, that you can recommend?

I took a well-known video on YouTube with clear audio and sent in the 40 seconds for transcription. In the examples below I added punctuation (many of these online machine transcribers do not add punctuation or capitalization).

I've noticed that quite of few of these services make use of neural transcription, i.e. they sometimes add text that can't possibly be heard but which probably occurs frequently when similar words are spoken.

I've also discovered that I tend not to spot errors made by the machine transcribers if the audio is somewhat unclear at that point or if the transcription sounds plausible. This means machine-assisted speed is higher, but accuracy can potentially suffer.

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Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible assets. In pursuit of these objectives we've started a new project which would require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matter.
Speaker 2: Of course. Walter here will be the project manager. Walter, we can do this, can't we?
Speaker 3: Yes, of course. Anderson here is our expert in all matters related to the drawing of red lines. We've brought him along today to share his professional opinion.
Speaker 1: Nice to meet you. Well, you all know me. This is Justine, our company's design specialist.
Speaker 4: Hello.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular -- some with green ink and some with transparent. Can you do that?

https://speech-to-text-demo.ng.bluemix.net/
Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhancing tangible assets. In pursuit of these objectives we saw a new project which require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matter.
Speaker 2: Of course. Water here will be the project manager. Will so we can do this calmly.
Speaker 3: Yes, of course. Anderson here is our expert in all matters related the drawing red lines. We've put in long today check is a professional opinion.
Speaker 1: Nice to meet you. Well, you all know me. This is just team companies design specialist.
Speaker 4: Hello.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular -- some with green ink and some of transparent. Can you do that?

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Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiatives to increase market penetration, maximise brand loyalty and enhance intangible assets. Of these objectives we start a new project which require 7 red lines.
Speaker 2: Of course, water. He'll be the project manager. Water, we can do this country?
Speaker 3: Yes, of course. I'm still here is our expert in all matters related to do red lines with his professional opinion. We did you draw seven red lines all of them strictly perpendicular.
Speaker 1: [did not transcribe]
Speaker 4: [did not transcribe]
Speaker 1: [did not transcribe]

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Speaker 1: I will company has a new strategic initiative to increase Market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible Assets. In pursuit of these objectives. We start a new project will require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matchup.
Speaker 2: Of course. [did not transcribe the rest]
Speaker 3: Here is our expert in all matters related to drawing red lines reportable on today's show his professional opinion.
Speaker 1: [did not transcribe]
Speaker 4: Hello.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them be perpendicular -- some with green ink and some with transparent. Can you do that?

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Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible assets. In pursuit of these objectives we sought new projects which require seven red line. An essential company can help us measure.
Speaker 2: Of coal, both ahead will be the project manager. Also, we can do this calmly.
Speaker 3: Yet goals, let me hear, your name me, the scene outcome is designed specially.
Speaker 1: [did not transcribe]
Speaker 4: [did not transcribe]
Speaker 1: We need you to go seven redline sold deep into the greening and some transparent. Can you do that?

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Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiative to increase Market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible Assets. In pursuit of these objectives, we've started a new project for to require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matter.
Speaker 2: Of course. Water here will be the project manager, water. We can do this can't we?
Speaker 3: Yes, of course. Anderson here is our expert in all matters related to drawing red lines. We've brought along today to share his professional opinion.
Speaker 1: Nice to meet you. Well, you all know me. This is Justine, our company's design specialist.
Speaker 4: Hello.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular -- some with green ink and some of transparent. Can you do that?

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Speaker 1: I will company has a new strategic initiative to increase Market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible Assets. In pursuit of these objectives, we start a new project will require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matchup?
Speaker 2: Of course. [did not transcribe rest]
Speaker 3: Here is our expert on his way to the drawing red lines report along today to share his professional opinion.
Speaker 1: [did not transcribe]
Speaker 4: Hello.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them be perpendicular -- some with green ink and some with transparent. Can you do that?

https://www.happyscribe.co/
Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible assets in pursuit of these objectives. We start a new project which will require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matter.
Speaker 2: Of course, water here will be the project manager. Water, we can do this country?
Speaker 3: Yes, of course. Anderson here is our expert on all matters related the drawing red lines. We've brought them along today to share his professional opinion.
Speaker 1: NICE TO MEET YOU. WELL YOU ALL KNOW ME. THIS IS JUSTINE, our company's design specialist.
Speaker 4: Hello.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular -- some with greening and some of transparent. Can you do that?

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Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible assets. In pursuit of these objectives, we start a new project which will require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matter.
Speaker 2: Of course. Water here will be the project manager. Water, we can do this country?
Speaker 3: Yes, of course. Anderson here is our expert on all matters related the drawing red lines. We've brought them along today to share his professional opinion.
Speaker 1: NICE TO MEET YOU. WELL YOU ALL KNOW ME. THIS IS JUSTINE our company's design specialist.
Speaker 4: Palo.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular -- some with greening and some of transparent. Can you do that?

https://app.amberscript.com/
Speaker 1: Our company has a new strategic initiative to increase market penetration, maximize brand loyalty and enhance intangible assets. In pursuit of these objectives, we start a new project which will require seven red lines. I understand your company can help us in this matter.
Speaker 2: Of course. Water here will be the project manager. Water, we can do this country?
Speaker 3: Yes of course. Anderson here is our expert on all matters related the drawing red lines. We've brought them along today to share his professional opinion.
Speaker 1: NICE TO MEET YOU. WELL YOU ALL KNOW ME. THIS IS JUSTINE, our company's design specialist.
Speaker 4: Hello.
Speaker 1: We need you to draw seven red lines, all of them strictly perpendicular -- some with greening and some of transparent. Can you do that?


[Edited at 2019-10-01 18:56 GMT]
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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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Some time ago, ... Oct 1

I came across some tricks with YouTube, which generates subtitles using voice recognition for all the videos you upload. (But delays are possible, since it is not an on-demand service, but rather a background feature.) The subtitles can be downloaded from the vide menu (•••) then. This is a sort of workaround, but it works. And you will have to edit.

Another option is Nuance Swipe Keyboard (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nuance.swype.dtc) with a voice-recognition en
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I came across some tricks with YouTube, which generates subtitles using voice recognition for all the videos you upload. (But delays are possible, since it is not an on-demand service, but rather a background feature.) The subtitles can be downloaded from the vide menu (•••) then. This is a sort of workaround, but it works. And you will have to edit.

Another option is Nuance Swipe Keyboard (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nuance.swype.dtc) with a voice-recognition engine (VRE). You can use it for your PC via TeamViewer installed on both your PC and a smartphone, accessing the entry field on the PC from the smartphone via TeamViewer and supplying sound for the VRE via microphone or... mediaplayer, possibly. (I know how to capture streams within a PC by redirecting Line-out back to another Line-in. Otherwise, you can use a silent room just to play the sound from speakers for the smartphone to listen.)

My dictates translations using smartphone-to-PC as above, but I'm not sure they are perfect from the scratch. I guess the post-editing "compensates" for the time saved.

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Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
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Amazon Transcribe Oct 2

https://aws.amazon.com/transcribe/

The first 60 minutes of audio in each monthly cycle will be free for the first year upon signup. Additional usage will be billed at $0.0004/second on a pay-as-you-go basis. Every request is measured in seconds with a minimum of 15 seconds per request. For additional pricing details, see the pricing page on our website.

Haven't tried it
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https://aws.amazon.com/transcribe/

The first 60 minutes of audio in each monthly cycle will be free for the first year upon signup. Additional usage will be billed at $0.0004/second on a pay-as-you-go basis. Every request is measured in seconds with a minimum of 15 seconds per request. For additional pricing details, see the pricing page on our website.

Haven't tried it yet. If you do, please report back.
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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:08
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German to Dutch
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Great topic Oct 2

Hi Samuel,

The converters didn't assign the speakers, did they? That was your work.

I've used a free mobile app, Live Transcribe from Google, to transcribe German and English videos. I just place my smartphone close to my laptop speaker and use the app to convert the audio from the videos I play into text. Copying and pasting the text in Word is clunky but it still saves me hours of work. The quality is comparable with the best transcribers you've tested.

C
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Hi Samuel,

The converters didn't assign the speakers, did they? That was your work.

I've used a free mobile app, Live Transcribe from Google, to transcribe German and English videos. I just place my smartphone close to my laptop speaker and use the app to convert the audio from the videos I play into text. Copying and pasting the text in Word is clunky but it still saves me hours of work. The quality is comparable with the best transcribers you've tested.

Cheers,
Gerard
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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 23:08
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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@Gerard Oct 2

Gerard de Noord wrote:
The converters didn't assign the speakers, did they? That was your work.


Some of them did assign the speakers, and some of them also included time-codes, although they don't always guess correctly when it is the next speaker. I edited the output to make comparison easier.


 


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