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Investigating Automated Transcription and Translation

The Digital Research Team are working with researchers in the School of Education to explore the potential of automated transcription and translation services. Currently researchers either make use of third-party transcription services or simply transcribe the data themselves. In terms of services, the costs for transcription can be quite high (~£60/hour) which means researchers cannot afford …

Transcription Services: A First Step Toward Safe Use

Researchers who carry out interviews or focus groups will typically digitally record the audio  for later reference and analysis. This data will then get transcribed by the researchers or via a transcription service for a set fee. When using a service, researchers will transmit the audio files to the provider, who then carries out the transcription and …

Introducing Handwriting Technologies

The Digital Research Team are currently running an initiative to explore the digitisation of paper-based research data. Having done some ethnographic work myself, I am all too aware of the amount of paper based research data that can be generated, with many full physical note books in a matter of days. We all know the …