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colinwalker
colinwalker

I saw an app that does automatic transcribing of recordings. It also lets you import audio from elsewhere so I thought I'd give it a try with the latest episode of the microcast:

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desparoz
desparoz

@colinwalker That's awesome.

Quick aside—one of the things all Japanese are taught during English classes is that Australians pronounce 'today' as 'to die'.

In my 2 years in Japan, whenever I met a local would they would say "Ah, Australian: 'I am going to hospital to die'".

colinwalker
colinwalker

@desparoz 😆

kulturnation
kulturnation

@colinwalker I tried tis with Drafts, putting my iPhone 6 next to a speaker that played a German radio report, and Drafts did a pretty fine job. Of course, these radio people normally pronounce well, and normally there is only one person talking, so there shouldn‘t be too many mistakes :)

colinwalker
colinwalker

@kulturnation Yeah, Drafts is pretty good at it but this was an app supposedly designed for exactly this purpose 😮

kulturnation
kulturnation

@colinwalker I understood, just wanted to mention that it doesn‘t need all these new & shiny apps when you have Drafts :D But of course, if this app would transcribe faster than realtime or more than one recording at a time, it would be interesting if reliable.

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colinwalker
colinwalker

@kulturnation I was looking at it because it gives you both the audio and the transcript which could be useful rather than just dictation but, agreed, pointless if unreliable.