transcription software

Transcription software

Working with transcription software


Technological progress has brought many facilitations in our private and working lives. We have software available for almost every use we could imagine. For example, we have software that helps us while we go shopping, there are fitness consulting programs and even nutrition advice software. Or, to say it in a famous proverb: nothing is impossible. Among all those different types of software, there is one in particular that we should have a focus on in the following lines. That one is the transcription software by Trint.

But what is a transcription software at all?

That technical term describes a program which can translate spoken information into written one. As transcribing can be a troublesome kind of work that takes a lot of time, that software is, in fact, a relief when it comes to its use. But that software not only saves you the trouble of transcribing, it is also way faster with it than any human could be. So there is a sound reason to use it, apart from the relief and comfort it brings, of course. There is one point, however, which needs mentioning in this respect. As the program works with a sound databank that allows it to connect distinct sounds to specific words, it has its limitations when it comes to identifying words that sound the same as other ones in a certain context. So there is the possibility of confusion with other words that sound the same on the one hand but are on the contrary wrong in a particular context of, for example, a sentence. That is why you need to check the text produced by the software carefully every time you use it. Our technological development has not gone so far as to being able to spot single sentence and speech patterns. That, however, is sure to come within the next years if we assume a continuous development in that respect, which is, by the way, very likely to occur.

How does the program work in detail?

We can answer that question quite easily. First of all, you need a speech file that you want to transcribe into a text. That can be an already existing one, or you create a new one. Of course, it makes a lot more sense to record new ones, as you might want to have texts which are suited to your needs, be it in a private or professional purpose. But to record a sound file, you need a working microphone installed on your computer. So you need to buy one if you do not have one already. Otherwise, you will not be able to work with the program, unless you only need to transcribe audio files that are already on your computer. When you buy a new microphone, then you should pay close attention to the quality of it. Especially when it comes to cheaper receivers, they often cannot bring a performance that is good enough to make your speech files readable. It might sound logical that you need a clearly readable file before you can work with the software. So the quality of the receiver is one point with what you need to pay close attention. Another one is more mechanical than digital. If you want to record a sound file, then there must not be background noises that could interfere with your speaking. If there are, then the software might not distinguish your voice from the background noises, and it is very likely to mix up those with your speaking. As a result, the software might write words that are completely wrong in the text, and you will find a chaotic result. So you need to look for a place where you have no disturbances in that way.

If you take into account all of those points, then you will not have any problem while working with this software and you will also get satisfying results from the program. That will save you, even more, time than if you would have to correct every second or third number because you have an interfering noise in the file. So you can use this new invention as efficiently as possible and will have great success with it.