Application of Speech Recognition Technology in Various Environments

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)


Application of Speech
Recognition Technology
in Various Environments
B. Robert Bakva
President, ProCAT
August 2007
Prague, Czech Republic
Company background
Using Voice in Various markets
Q & A
Established 1982
Designed and developed the first PC-
based computer-aided transcription
(CAT) system for steno reporters
Use artificial intelligence to enhance
user experience
Added voice-activated command and
control feature to our Software to
reduce Repetitive Strain Injury (1987)
Background …
Design and manufacture electronic
stenographic machines –Flash and Stylus
Pioneered the development of realtime
Design and develop subtitling (closed-
captioning) products
Offer several litigation (attorney) support
products –Denoto, eScript, vScript, etc.
Worked with IBM (ViaVoice) and Nuance
(Dragon) to deploy voice recognition engine in
our products
Court Reporting
Maintain verbatim record of a
proceeding (courts or depositions in
Use voice-enabled CAT software to
dictate directly into a mask
Enable our clients to produce a rough
transcript at the end of a session
Attorneys will be able to read realtime
text on their screen
Court reporter will be able to train new
words while dictating
Multiple audio track for safety of the
court records
Media Captioning
Use realtime voice-to-text to
provide subtitling (captioning)
services in many languages
Compatible with North American
encoders as well as the European
Enable the operator (captioner)
to use voice command to format
text for various events
Send subtitles from a text file
Store subtitles in HTML or RTF
formats for future reference
Realtime Webcast
Deliver realtime text to any computer
connected to the Internet
There is no need for expensive
equipment, ProCAT provides the
infrastructure to deliver your realtime
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Zero-footprint (very small plug-in)
Deliver text to Internet and media
companies at the same time
Use for hearing impaired
Using speech recognition for
realtime applications is a viable
alternative to steno
“Voice-writing”schools are
preparing the future verbatim
Shorter educational cycle
Accuracy rivals traditional steno-
based transcription model