Transcription via the Turk

We’ve mentioned the Mechanical Turk before.  But since the Scotsman was just being appalled today that there were no free and open source Speech to Text software packages (but see this for one option that takes some babysitting) it was a surprise to see this turn up in a feed by coincidence.

While $15 is still way above my price limit of free, its a great how-to on using the Turk for a concrete, useful task at a significant savings.

Cheap, Easy Audio Transcription with Mechanical Turk –

The result: my 36-minute recording was transcribed while I slept, in less than three hours, for a grand total of $15.40.

Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 7:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

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