Increasing your videos’ value & searchability with customized speech to text models
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If you’re looking to make your business or organization more effective in today’s visual world, you’ll need to take advantage of the power of internet-based video. But simply making quality, relevant content isn’t enough. If you really want to set yourself apart from the competition, you’ll need to take that content to the next level. With speech to text, you can make your videos fully searchable and create an archive that makes it easier than ever for your members and clients to quickly find what they’re looking for.
If you’ve ever used speech to text software in the past, you may be wondering how accurate it is. Many speech to text options fail to live up to users’ high expectations. Fortunately, Scriptix’s tech is cutting edge and incorporates artificial intelligence and machine learning to ensure transcriptions are always as accurate as possible, even when the video includes foreign languages, unusual dialects, and professional jargon. Then, you can use those transcriptions to create the most accurate subtitles possible.
As we’ve already noted, if you want to take full advantage of your video content, it needs to be searchable. This means that you’ll need videos with comprehensive, accurate subtitles or captions. But it’s not enough to simply have the right words logged in. You’ll also need everything synced to the timecode on your video, so any searches leave you in the right location on-screen.
Once your videos have quality text associated with them and synced up, you’ll be able to log everything into your database, index it, and make it available to yourself, your employees, and your customers or members. After all of this is in place, the speech on your videos will be just as searchable as any other text content.
But what if a generic speech to text option doesn’t work? In that case, you may need to take advantage of custom speech to text software.
More advanced speech to text options like Scriptix give you the ability to use custom speech to text transcription models. With this option, Scriptix can train the speech to text software to recognize new words, phrases, and entire languages. This is especially valuable for those who work in industries that use a lot of professional jargon. Consider the following example…
If someone in the healthcare industry decided to create an online training resource, using video would be a great option. They could include video content that covered everything from health insurance concerns to sanitation precautions and everything in-between. A resource like that would be immensely helpful to all kinds of people, including academic institutions, students, active medical personnel, and average people with nothing more than a hearty helping of curiosity. But it could also benefit from being turned into a searchable database. That way, if someone had a question about the side-effects of Atorvastatin (or some other drug), they could simply type the name in a search bar and immediately see any videos that mention it.
But there’s just one problem with creating accurate subtitles for a project like this. Most generic speech to text solutions won’t recognize the jargon. Just think of all the specialized medical terminology that’s used on a regular basis by the average doctor or nurse. Think of all the diseases and conditions with long, strange names like Gnathostoma and Varicella Disease. There are prescription drugs like Amoxicillin, Hydrochlorothiazide, and Prilosec. And then there are all of the medical abbreviations and acronyms, such as EKG and HDL-C.
If you tried to automatically generate a transcription for a dozen medical videos, you’d likely end up with a garbled, confused mess.
But if you were to take advantage of speech to text customization, you could have a model created that understands all of those unique words and acronyms. With the help of artificial intelligence, you can get automatic transcriptions that are just as accurate as possible.
Just imagine the ease with which you could generate a transcription of a conversation between a doctor and patient. And if you use our software to create the transcription, you don’t have to worry about a third-party having access to confidential medical information. The speech to text software will take care of the whole process quickly and securely.
So, how does Scriptix take advantage of customization to create more accurate and efficient transcriptions of video content? It’s a process that involves some of the most advanced speech to text technology on the market today. It requires artificial intelligence, high-level engineering, and ever evolving language models and algorithms. Sounds complicated, right?
Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about the technical side of things. If you’d like a custom speech to text model for your transcriptions, we’ll handle all the details. We can even use your video or audio files to create customized models that offer higher quality transcriptions than would be possible otherwise. But that’s only if you request it. We’ll never use any of your data or files without your express permission.
So, how does it work?
Once you’ve requested a custom model and sent us the videos you’d like to use, we’ll train the Scriptix software to understand any unique jargon or vocabulary included in the video. Our software’s artificial intelligence will listen to the audio on the files, note how it is transcribed in the accompanying file, and learn how certain sounds produce particular words and phrases.
After we’ve created your custom model, you’ll simply need to upload the files that you need transcribed. Our software will use the expanded lexicon it created during the training phase to understand and transcribe all future content. And the more files you transcribe with it, the more accurate it will become. Once your file is finished, you’ll receive a raw text file that includes every transcribed word, a confidence score, the speaker ID, and a timestamp.
Creating a custom speech to text solution with Scriptix really is that simple.
Scriptix aspires to be the speech to text solution for the entire globe. That’s why we’ve created models for thirteen of the world’s most popular languages, including Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish. But we didn’t have to create these models from scratch. They were developed using the same customization technology and methods that we use to develop custom models for our clients.
Consider the following scenario…You have a dozen videos that include great content on buying and selling real estate. You’d love to get them all transcribed and uploaded to a searchable archive. There’s just one problem: The guy doing the presentations has a thick accent that’s difficult to understand. You could go through each video, transcribing it by hand. Or Scriptix could create a custom model that understands the speaker’s unique dialect, making it possible to automatically generate an accurate transcription. Then, you can use that transcription to create perfect subtitles on YouTube, Vimeo, or your video editing platform of choice.
Imagine how many municipalities could benefit from having all of their meetings transcribed and archived, even when they’re peppered with uncommon political and governmental terms.
This is the power of custom language models.
With a custom speech to text model, you’ll ensure higher quality subtitles and captions. And you need the very best text possible if you’re going to turn your videos into a fully indexable and searchable archive of content. When your transcriptions are true to that which is spoken, you won’t have to worry about people being led to the wrong content or being told that a specific word or topic can’t be found in a video when it’s simply been transcribed incorrectly.
In short, transcriptions become more searchable and useful when you take advantage of customization in your speech to text solution.
Video is great, but it’s traditionally had a major limitation. It’s not easy to search for individual words or phrases within a particular video. And it’s even more difficult when you’re looking through a series of videos. This means that it’s good for consuming in order but not so great if you just want to reference it for a key point or two.
There is a workaround for this drawback though. If you have your videos transcribed and subtitled, it’s possible to create a database that is fully indexable and searchable with them using the timecode attached to each word. This means that you can allow your employees, customers, or members to search through a single video or an entire database of videos. All they have to do is type in a word or phrase and watch as every video that includes it is brought up with a timestamp that leads them exactly where they want to be.
Creating a searchable archive of your video content isn’t difficult. And whether you have a handful of videos or thousands, it’s definitely worth looking into. If you’d like to discover how you might take advantage of such a database, check out our full archive guide that will turn your media into an archive that you can index. We’ll walk you through the whole process of creating it and offer some helpful tips for getting the most out of it.
Speech to text customization is the process by which we can create a custom transcription model to better understand unfamiliar or confusing words and dialects. By introducing the software to other subtitled files, it can build a more robust lexicon that will enable it to understand and transcribe files more accurately.
Yes, customization can make speech to text software more accurate by training it to recognize jargon, slang, unique dialects, and more. With enough training, our speech to text software can correctly transcribe just about any kind of video or audio.
Anyone working in industries that include a lot of jargon and technical terminology could benefit from speech to text customization, including those in the medical community, lawyers and judges, teachers and professors, and many others. Rather than spending time on mundane tasks like transcription – or paying someone else to do it – wouldn’t it make more sense to automate this task? It saves time and money, while boosting efficiency.
If you’re looking to transcribe videos from other parts of the world, you’ll need to take advantage of one of Scriptix’s 13 language models, covering Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish. If you have content from someone who speaks in a heavy accent, we can train that specific language model to understand them using other videos of them that have already been transcribed. And Scriptix.io can develop accurate models for literally any language. Simply contact us for more information and to learn about the associated fees.
By applying customization to train your speech to text software, you can automatically generate an accurate transcription of your video, even if they’re filled with technical language and uncommon acronyms.. From there, creating captions is as simple as using YouTube, Vimeo, or your favorite video editor. Once you’ve got all of your videos transcribed, you’ll be able to use them in an indexable, searchable database.