Lexacom 3.12 Manual

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Echo

 
Lexacom Echo is a speech recognition service. Lexacom Echo offers both front end and back end recognition. When using back end recognition the service acts similarly to other services in the Lexacom, such as typing services and Lexacom type users. Dictations are made normally and are sent to the Lexacom Echo service, which then converts the audio into a document.
 
Lexacom Echo Live is used to convert speech to text in real time. With Lexacom open the user may start Lexacom Echo Live; instead of dictating through Lexacom, they may then dictate into any text field and Lexacom Echo will convert this to text as they speak.
 
Like all speech recognition services, the accuracy of Lexacom Echo will improve with the regular use and training; the corrections are stored in the user's Lexacom Echo account. It is recommended that users send and correct a number of deferred dictations before using Lexacom Echo Live.
 

Create the Administrator Account

 

         

 
Lexacom Echo requires an administrative Lexacom Echo account to register the site, for billing and as a point of contact. This account may also be used as an author's Lexacom Echo account.
 

Create Lexacom Echo Pool

 
 
Deferred recognition using Lexacom Echo works similarly to sending a dictation to a typing pool or third-party transcription service. There are two ways to create the Lexacom Echo Pool:
Name - enter Lexacom Echo
Type - select Speech Recognition Service
Target - select Lexacom Echo from the available services
 

Set the User Permissions

 

         

 
Lexacom allows the Administrator to specify which Lexacom Talk users have access to Lexacom Echo, and whether this access allows them to use deferred recognition, front-end recognition (Echo Live) or both. There are two ways to set user permissions:
 

Create the User Accounts

 

         

 
In addition to the administrative account, each Lexacom Talk user that needs to use Echo requires a Lexacom Echo account- this account manages their access and stores their corrections to the converted text that allows Lexacom Echo to adapt to their voice; for this reason, users should not share Lexacom Echo accounts. The Echo Administrator account may also be used as an author's Lexacom Echo account.
 

Allow the Update to Install

 
Once the Lexacom Echo Administrator has connected their account, Lexacom will detect the need for the additional Lexacom Echo components at startup and install these automatically if not present. This should require no manual installation provided that users have permission to install, including the correct permissions over the local Lexacom folders.
 

Using Lexacom Echo Deferred

 
 
Deferred recognition using Lexacom Echo works similarly to sending a dictation to a typing pool or third-party transcription service. Lexacom Talk users should make the dictation normally, choosing the Lexacom Echo service. They will then be able to select the Lexacom Echo-specific settings, including the user or pool to which the converted document is returned and the reporting group (corresponding to the dictation's subject/topic) to increase the accuracy of the conversion.
 
 
If the converted document is returned to the Author, they may reload the dictation from their Review tab, check and amend the text, and then either complete the dictation themselves or send to a typing pool or type user for final completion.
 

Using

Lexacom

Echo Live