At the core of any good voice analytics solution is a solid speech-to-text transcription. If your voice data isn’t being transcribed how you need it, what’s the point? There’s a myriad of factors to consider when dealing with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology solutions: accuracy and word error rate (WER), integration capabilities, and formatting and readability.
VoiceBase operates with all of this in mind to provide users with speech-to-text results that make the most sense. The result? Two new transcription formats to provide optimal integration and readability for customers: Formatted Text & Turns.
Details on the new transcription formats and how to get them are as follows:
Formatted Text Transcript
For Enterprise customers, VoiceBase’s Formatted Text makes it easier than ever to read & understand your speech-to-text transcriptions. This new format includes: speaker-separated turns with speaker roles on their own individual lines
How to get Formatted Text Results
Returns text format of transcript as described above in plain text
Example of Formatted Text Transcription:
Agent: Hi, this is Kesby Shipping Company, Bryan speaking, how can I help you?
Customer: Hi, Brian, this is Henry. I think we spoke earlier, I got a quote from you guys and I need this. I need something shipped out, so I’m going to move forward with the company.
Agent: OK, great. Yeah, Henry, I do remember you had those pinball machines, didn’t you?
Customer: Yeah, the Star Wars and pinball machines shipped out.
Agent: Very cool. OK, do you have your reference number on hand?
Customer: Yeah, I do get the reference number is one four five
Customer: eight zero nine
Customer: three two.
Agent: OK, got it. So this is going to five five five Stoney Way in Toronto, Canada, and it’s shipped from your business address in Monterrey. What it looks like the total here is one thousand four hundred fifty three dollars. Did you want to pay for that now with credit card?
Customer: Yeah, that’s correct. I assume you can take credit card over the phone, right.
Agent: Yes. Correct.
Customer: Yeah. So have my card here. I can read the numbers if that works for you.
Agent: Yep. Sounds good. What kind of card is it?
Customer: This is a visa,
Agent: OK, go ahead.
Customer: OK. [redacted] number is [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] [redacted]
Turns JSON Format
For developers, the new Turns JSON results make it easier to integrate directly into your custom application. The Turns JSON Format Includes: speaker roles with timestamps on individual lines and conversation metrics.
How to get Turns Results
It will include the “turns” section under “transcript” in the alternateFormats section
Example of Turns JSON Results
“words” : [ … ],
“turns” : [
“text” : “Hi, this is c.s.v. shipping company. Brian speaking, how can I help you? “
“s” : 344
“e” : 3445
“text” : “This is Henry a, we spoke earlier, I got a quote from you guys and I need
this. I need something stepped outside. ‘d The company.”
“s” : 3200
“e” : 5000
“alternateFormats”: [ … ]