Lost in transliterationBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2240 (Published 08 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2240
- Clifford D Packer, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and associate professor of medicine, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Recently, I have been made to give up telephonic transcription of case notes in exchange for a voice recognition computer program called Dragonspeak, which recognises medical terminology and is trainable to the voice of its user. After a few minutes of practice, it was transcribing my medical notes accurately, but I thought I’d give it a little test with a few lines of Shakespeare.
Me (from Sonnet 116):
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments… …