Manual input and transcription

Transcription is the conversion of spoken into written words, or of handwriting or a photograph of text into pure text. Additionally, the term can apply to the conversion of a written source into another medium, such as scanning it to produce a digital version.

In music, transcription can also refer to the notation of a piece, for example an improvisation or folk tune, or a sound, such as birdsong, which has not previously been written down. The copying or rewriting of a piece for clarity or as an arrangement for another instrument is also a type of transcription.

While automatic transcription can be achieved using speech recognition software, manual transcription (transcribing by hand) is often more accurate, albeit slower and more expensive. Although manual transcription does not necessitate specialist software, some programs are available to aid the process.

Related methods include: 2d Scanning and Speech recognition.

tool: FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager

Open source Digital Asset Management solution designed for medium size preservation, cataloguing, media archiving and batch transcoding.
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