What is Speech Recognition?


Speech Recognition (SR) is the process of converting speech to text in an electronic document. Speech recognition applications that have emerged over the last few years include voice dialing (e.g., "Call home"), simple data entry (e.g., entering a credit card number), or preparation of structured documents (e.g., a radiology report).

Speech Recognition systems lets physicians dictate, self-correct recognized text, and electronically sign reports from their reporting workstations. Providing radiologists with SR systems that have dedicated Radiology Language libraries, offers high recognition accuracy for a broad range of users, often as good, if not better than that of transcriptionists.



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