Transcription refers to the conversion of spoken words to a discernable textual form. There are many professionals such as lawyers, doctors, etc. who record their observations and send them for transcription. Owing to the rising demand for transcription professionals, many companies have started deploying automated transcription software solutions to cater to the needs of their clients in a time efficient manner. With the help of voice recognition software, recordings can easily be converted into a written format. However, many argue that the level of accuracy and quality is not the same when manual and automated transcriptions are compared. While manual transcription is a time-intensive process as compared to automated transcription, but still it assures much higher quality, flawlessness, and accuracy as compared to the former.
Many experts accentuate the fact that while automatic transcriptions may serve the required purpose for general transcriptions, but for legal and medical transcriptions, the transcriber needs to be aware of certain jargons or “field specific terms” in order to provide correct transcription. Also, academic transcriptions yield the best result when done manually.