Making speech recognition a part of your document creation

Alexa, Siri and Google have been around for a while and increasingly change how we manage our everyday lives. The surge in using voice technology has seen yet another shift caused by the global pandemic and the many restrictions that came with it.

Making speech recognition a part of your document creation
Making speech recognition a part of your document creation

With people around the world adapting to hybrid work environments, the Philips SpeechLive dictation and speech-to-text cloud has helped professionals facilitate transitions without having to worry how to keep up with work.

Philips SpeechLive is a professional cloud-based dictation, transcription and speech-to-text solution to process voice recordings for document creation, be it simple notes or emails, transcripts, legal documents, insurance claims and many more. The easy solution works for all sizes, no matter, if you are your only employee or need to collaborate with a team in a large company.

Here’s a quick overview what Philips SpeechLive can do for you:

Step 1: Creating your voice recording

There are many options to record your voice. You might be familiar with a digital voice recorder with specific functionalities geared towards efficiently recording dictations. You can also work with a dictation microphone that is connected either via USB or wireless to your computer. And of course, there’s also an app that will turn your smartphone into a voice recorder whenever needed. The choice is yours and you might prefer different setups depending on the situation. For quick notes on the go the smartphone is likely your best choice, but for long recordings an ergonomic voice recorder will quickly become a great option.

Step 2: Speech-to-text

Philips SpeechLive offers various options to turn your voice recording into text:

  • The real-time speech-to-text functionality works on our computer as well as in the smartphone app and turns your voice into text right away as you speak.
  • You can listen and transcribe recordings in the browser window of Philips SpeechLive and use a foot pedal connected to the PC to start and stop recordings easily.
  • You can send recordings through speech recognition in the background and then just correct the recognized text.
  • Short on time? Send recordings to the on-demand external transcription service and you’ll receive a transcript back right into your SpeechLive account.

The greatest thing is that you can make use of all of the above options intertwined and choose different ways of processing for different recordings or tasks you have to accomplish.

How could this look like in real life?

Attorneys who need a short transcript or write up an email, could now use real-time speech-to-text. Longer recordings for more elaborate documents that might also need specific formatting can be assigned to an assistant for typing or run through background speech recognition, so only review and correction is needed to finalize the document.

An insurance adjuster records damages for claims reports on the go with the smartphone app and can even attach photos from the scene. All is synced to Philips SpeechLive and they can choose to send it to speech recognition right away. Once they return to the office, the documents would be waiting to be edited and completed.

Sales representatives can create visit reports with real-time speech-to-text and email customers by just dictating. They can also use speech-to-text to update their CRM in no time and share quick updates with the team.

The tools

Working on your PC:

Philips SpeechLive cloud in combination with the SpeechLive Desktop app for real-time speech-to-text.

Working on your smartphone:

Philips SpeechLive smartphone app synced to your Philips SpeechLive account.