Pioneering Speech Recognition Technology Enables Same-Day Publication of Parliamentary Hansard Reports

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Mult
i
-
Speak Press Release


UK


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Pioneering Speech Recognition Technology Enables Same
-
Day Publication of
Parliamentary Hansard Reports


Otley, West Yorkshire
. 05
/1
1
/08: VoicePower Ltd, the UK’s
most experienced
supplier
of Speech
Recognition a
nd Digital Dictation Solutions,

develop
s

Multi
-
Speak
meeting
transcription software
for use within the Isle of Man parliament.


Leading Speech Recognition specialist
VoicePower
Ltd
has

delivered

Multi
-
Speak to the Isle
of Man parliament, know
n a
s the High Court of Tynwald

for the transcription of

parliamentary
sessions and
to
automate the creation of Hansard records.


Multi
-
Speak is a revolutionary new system which allows for multi
-
channel speech recognition;
recording of more than one speaker

simultaneously
.

Utilising the industries leading speech
recognition engine ‘Dragon NaturallySpeak
ing’ from Nuance Communications

Inc MultiSpeak
is a

first of it’s kind.


Multi
-
Speak compiles a transcript and an audio recording as the interview is conduct
ed.
Colour coding identifies each speaker and utterances are precisely date and time stamped
to
record the precise
order in which things were said.

At the conclusion of the interview a full
transcript will be automatically produced, with fully interleaved
and attributed text and an
audio recording. This can be reviewed, edited and distributed.


For Tynwald, pioneering work with VoicePower Ltd has culminated in a system that permits
same day report production; a revolutionary step forward in a field where ma
nual transcription
takes weeks.
Prior to embracing the Multi
-
Spea
k technology the authoritative p
roceedings of
Tynwald would take weeks to publish, now they are published on
-
line on the same day
.


“Being available within days rather than weeks gives Hansa
rd a new immediacy and
relevance to ongoing political debate and commentary. I hope that increasing use will be
made of it by Members of Tynwald, Government Departments, the press and the wider
public.”

(The Hon S C Rodan SHK, Chairman of the Tynwald Mana
gement Committee)


Multi
-
Speak’s ability to accurately transcribe speech, complete with time and date stamps and
speaker identification has reduced transcription costs and eliminated the reliance on external
transcriptionists.


The
successful implementatio
n of the MultiSpeak system for Tynwald is a great mile stone in
the realm of speech recognition technology and will undoubtedly open up whole new
possibilities in the realm of automatic transcription


About VoicePower:

Established in 1993

VoicePower Ltd ha
s grown to become the most
respected

and innovative Speech Recognition supplier
s

in the U
K. VoicePower
suppl
ies

Multi
-
Speak
solutions
throughout the UK
. Multi
-
Speak can be used for
Police Interviews,
Legal & Court Proceedings, Research / Board Meetings,
Interviews, Disciplinary
Hearings.
For further information
or

a demonstration contact Colin Wormald or visit
www.voicepower.co.uk




Contact:

Name:

Dr Colin Wormald

Company:

VoicePower Ltd

Phone
:
01943 468 000

Fax:

01943 468 111

Email:

info
@voicepower.co.
uk

Website:
www.voicepower.co.uk

END