The Speech-to-text service
eResearch services has developed the speech-to-text service that automatically transcribes audio data. This service is safe, secure and complies with Australian government, Griffith, and ARC funding requirements.
What is the speech-to-text service
The speech-to-text service uses the Microsoft Azure transcription service to transcribe your audio data. Machine learning models are used to automate this process, this is where Microsoft's wealth of training data comes in handy to create transcriptions with a high accuracy.
Unlike other transcription services available, the speech-to-text service is secure. That is, your data will not be shared with third parties, mined for information, or stored in an off-shore location.
The cost of the service is broken down into two components:
Transcription: ~$2 per audio hour
Storage of uploaded and created files: ~$.030 per Gb per month
A budget limit is used to monitor usage costs. When the budget reaches certain percentages of the budget, email alerts are sent, and appropriate actions are taken.
How do I get an account
To get a speech-to-text account please fill in this form.
Once a request has been received, eResearch Services will create the account with the requested budget allocation, and access for the requested users.
Access to the application is only available to Griffith University members. If you would like to add someone external to Griffith, you will need to fill out this form, to get them a Griffith visitors account.
Audio quality has the greatest affect on transcription accuracy, below are some tips to improve the audio recording, and thereby your transcription.