Typing mistakes? No problem – try speech-to-text with Philips SpeechLive

Philips SpeechLive cloud dictation and transcription solution comes with an easy-to-use and super flexible speech-to-text (speech recognition) feature that can be added to your workflow individually when you need it.

The most common knowledge about speech recognition is that it turns your voice into text in real-time as you speak. But did you know that you can also use speech recognition to create an initial text document draft from an already-finished voice recording?

Philips SpeechLive offers this convenient option which might be particularly helpful if you receive recordings for transcription and would like to speed up your text creation workflow. We’ve put together a quick guide on how you can use deferred speech recognition, then correct the text while listening to the recording, and finalize the document.

Step 1: Log in to Philips SpeechLive, go to your work list, and send dictations to speech-to-text.

  • Choose a dictation from your work list in the browser.
  • Click on the icon circled below to send the dictation to speech-to-text for backend speech recognition
  • Then follow the steps to edit the file

Note: You need to have the add-on speech-to-text package to be able to select this functionality which is only available with the Philips SpeechLive Pro and Enterprise package options.

To learn about how to send dictations to speech recognition, also visit our help section.

Once dictations have been sent to speech recognition, they will no longer show as “transcription pending”, but will show as “correction pending” with an attachment symbol – see circled paperclip below.

Step 2: Select the job and instead of playing back the dictation, click on the cloud with the downward arrow in the taskbar and select “download transcript” from the drop down as shown below.

Step 3: The dictation will download as a word file and you can view it at the bottom of your browser window.

Step 4: Once the download is complete, click and open the word document to start your corrections on the speech recognized file. You can use your foot control to play back the audio file while you follow along in the word document. You can make any required changes and then save or copy and paste the text from this word document into the final document.

The transcription finished file in Philips SpeechLive will be archived automatically together with the recording.

Want to learn more? Visit the help section our website or leave us a comment for any questions!

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