This article will help you get set up in using the custom vocabulary within the Searchie platform.
Here's how it works:
You can tell Searchie more information about how to process speech in our system by creating a custom vocabulary. Every time a new file is transcribed, it will pull this list of words into account and allow Searchie to become more familiar with them. This tool is especially useful for unrecognizable words or more uncommonly used words, as Searchie might interpret you said the more popular word that sounds like the word you actually said. Examples: Adding the word 'Cerci' to the list will replace the word 'Searchie' whenever this is said in a video. Similarly, adding the name 'Elise' will help distinguish it between 'At least'. It can also help Searchie identify domain-specific language if the terms you've said aren't being properly transcribed/printed out for you.
Follow the steps below to start using this feature in our platform.
Be logged into the Searchie platform and visit the https://app.searchie.io/settings/transcriptions URL provided.
From here, choose the language from the 'Vocabulary' list that you'd like to add words to. For example, if you are planning on transcribing a video in English, pick one of them and you can add words to this list that will be brought into account every time a video is transcribed in the language that you've picked.
From here, you can now start adding words into your customisable list. Try to include words that Searchie was not picking up correctly the first time or has been missed by Searchie's vocabulary. The next time you transcribe your video, changes will be made to how your vocabulary is represented based on the list you've made.
Here is an example language set of what is possible:
US English Character Set
For English custom vocabularies, your custom vocabulary is limited to the following characters. (Note: if you include characters in your vocabulary list outside of your character set, such as "@#%!/235" etc. your list will break and not be brought into account)
a - z
A - Z
To add words to the list, type them and press Enter. Click apply once you are done making your list.
The next time you transcribe a video, words that appear here should be accounted for going forward in that language and properly inserted into your transcript automatically.