10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Speech (W)rec(k) Engines

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If you have ever had the pleasure of working with speech recognition technology, you likely have learned that speech rec engines make some rather absurd mistakes! Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about speech “wreck” engines…

Note: SR stands for speech recognition. D stands for what the doctor dictated.

1. They failed Anatomy 101…
SR: The pelvic mass is palpable in the patient’s right eye.
D: The pelvic mass is palpable on the patient’s right side.

2. Being sympathetic, they understand that on some days even just breathing seems like work…
SR: The patient last worked as a hoarse breather.
D: The patient last worked as a horse breeder.

3. They also understand that having kids has consequences…
SR: She does not like the side effects of the kids.
D: She does not like the side effects it gives.

4. They have unwarranted trust issues with cheese…
SR: Plan: Distrust of support curds.
D: Plan: Discussed supportive care.

5. But they do love their veggies…
SR: Low neutrophils, high tomatoes.
D: Low neutrophils, high eosinophils.

6. Speaking of food, they should never throw a dinner party… EVER…
SR: Later on it baked diarrhea.
D: Later on, a big diarrhea.

7. They just want everyone to be happy…
SR: mood, mood, good, mood.
D: [no actual dictation, just the doctor clearing his throat]

8. Although they seem to suffer from mood swings…
SR: She is very cheerful and unhappy.
D: She is very tearful and unhappy.

9. Luckily, they have a good sense of humor…
SR: She has had very little pee intake funny.
D: She has had very little p.o. intake, if any.

10. And finally, they have big plans to take over the medical transcription industry…
SR: quit typing
D: quetiapine

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  1. Carolina Maine March 24, 2014

    This is too funny! The side effect of the kids was the best!

  2. Mimi_cam March 25, 2014

    Hilarious! Loved it!



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