Medical reporting using speech recognition

  • T. Ybinger
  • W. Appel
  • W. Kumpan


The wish to control machines by means of speech is older than the ancestors of our computers. But only in recent years have computers gained the power to turn this dream into a useful tool for our daily work. There are different types of speech-controlled systems today: for example, some systems simplify the lives of handicapped people by operating lights or electrical appliances with the human voice. Other systems enable text to be entered into word processors; these speech recognition systems may be combined with speech-control functions, e.g. to enable the computer to recognize commands such as “Print” or “Save” during dictation.


Recognition Rate Speech Recognition Night Shift Speech Recognition System High Recognition Rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ybinger
    • 1
  • W. Appel
    • 1
  • W. Kumpan
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentKaiser Franz Josef HospitalViennaAustria

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