Speech recognition for interpreters
Numbers and terminology made easy
Do you sometimes struggle to get numbers and terminology right while interpreting?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if your computer could help you with all these pesky bits so you could deliver higher quality interpreting?
Speech recognition for interpreters: Numbers and terminology made easy is the course you've been waiting for!
In over 20 video lessons, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about cutting-edge speech recognition technology.
Module 1: Introduction to speech recognition
- How speech recognition works
- Speech recognition for interpreting
- Hey, Siri! An introduction to voice assistants
- Confidentiality and speech recognition
Module 2: Speech recognition for numbers
- Why numbers are so hard
- A first experiment with numbers
- How to set up your computer for speech recognition
- Speech recognition for numbers with InterpretBank
- How well does speech recognition work for numbers in different languages?
Module 3: Speech recognition for terminology
- How to set up InterpretBank to recognize terminology
- How to connect your laptop to the console in the booth
- Test out your own speeches with speech recognition software
- How well does speech recognition work for terms in different languages?
- Speech recognition for named entities
- Why speech recognition sometimes fails
BONUS MODULE: Live automatic transcription and SightConsec - The Next Frontiers?
- Live captioning tools
- How SightConsec works
- A SightConsec demo
This interactive online course is packed with over a dozen hands-on exercises that will walk you through the ins and outs of speech recognition.
Disclaimer: We’ve done our best to compile accurate and reliable information from this rapidly changing field. We research and test to the best of our availability. However, techforword does not accept any liability if something does not work as expected. As you will see in this course, speech recognition is not right for every setting - yet!
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Alexander Drechsel works as a conference interpreter at the European Commission. His love of languages and communication with people is only matched by his affection for mobile devices of all shapes and sizes: Alexander has been an iPad user since day one and also knows a thing or two about Android tablets. He shares his knowledge in courses, on Twitter, and on his website. An avid podcaster, Alex writes and produces two podcasts for language professionals, LangFM and Troublesome Terps.
Josh Goldsmith is a UN and EU accredited translator and interpreter working from Spanish, French, Italian and Catalan into English. He splits his time between interpreting, translating, and working as a trainer and researcher focusing on the intersection between interpreting, technology and education. A lover of all things tech, Josh shares tips about technology, translation and interpreting in conferences and workshops, academic articles, the Interpreter's Toolkit column, and on Twitter.
PreviewWhy numbers are so hard (1:59)
StartA first experiment with numbers (2:05)
StartHow to set up your computer for speech recognition - Part 1: Dictation (2:35)
StartSpeech recognition for numbers with InterpretBank (1:50)
StartHow well does speech recognition work for other languages? (Instructions)
StartHow well does speech recognition work for numbers in French? (1:25)
StartHow well does speech recognition work for numbers in German? (1:04)
StartHow well does speech recognition work for numbers in Italian? (1:36)
StartHow well does speech recognition work for numbers in Portuguese? (1:01)
StartHow well does speech recognition work for numbers in Spanish? (0:49)
StartHow well does speech recognition work for other languages? (Recap)
StartHow to set up your Mac for speech recognition: Part 2 - Routing audio (3:34)
StartHow to set up your Windows computer for speech recognition - Part 2: Routing audio (3:43)
StartModule 2 recap