Phases and states


In SpeechLive, dictations are classified by phases and states.

A phase is a distinct stage in the life-cycle of a dictation where the dictation is processed in a specific way. For example, recording and transcription are phases.

A state is a particular condition of a dictation within a phase. SpeechLive dictations can have the following states: pending, in progress, suspended and finished.

Check the state of a dictation

You can check the current state of a dictation in the status column (see Filter and sort dictations and customize dictation list for more information). Hover over the status to see the full description.


Phase and State definitions


An author records a dictation and a sound file is created.


The typist plays back the dictation, types it and thus creates a text document.


The speech-recognized dictation file has been sent for correction.


The dictation file has not been worked on in this phase.

In progress

The dictation file is being worked upon at the moment.


The dictation file has been opened for work, but closed again before it has been finished.


Work on the dictation file has been finished in this phase.

  • When the state of a dictation is  in progress  or suspended, the dictation is locked for any users other than the author or typist that is currently working on the file.

  • The author always has exclusive access to the file.

  • The typist only has exclusive access to the file as long as it is not taken over by another assigned typist.