IBM AbilityLab Voice Transcription Manager

IBM AbilityLab Voice Transcription ManagerIBM AbilityLab Voice Transcription Manager

Highlights

The voice of a whole new world – but not everyone can hear you

Many collaborative workplace and social networking applications are incorporating integrated voice chat that allows users to communicate verbally. This facilitates natural conversation, contributes to the business and social value of the applications, and enhances the immersive quality of the collaborative experience. If you are deaf or hard of hearing you may not be able to participate in these conversations without assistance. The typical accommodation requires a human interpreter to listen to the conversation and create a text transcription or a sign language translation.

Seeing is believing

The IBM® AbilityLab™ Voice Transcription Manager project addresses this accessibility problem. It allows voice chat participants to join a ‘transcription session,’ initiate transcription using an automatic speech recognition (ASR) application, and display the text equivalent of the verbal conversation in real time with each speaker’s name correctly attributed to his words. Deaf users can read the text of the verbal conversations taking place and participate in them—either by speaking or by using an integrated text chat feature.

System Requirements

There are several ways to run VTM, each with its own set of requirements. For information on system requirements, please open the section below that corresponds to the way you will most likely use VTM.

Using VTM from your desktop with Windows speech recognition

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Using VTM from your desktop with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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Using VTM from a Web page

Windows

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Mac

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Linux

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Please note that Linux® distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.

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