|Speech recognition as a means of enumeration in the analysis of biological samples|
Williams, R.; Briton, D. (1986). Speech recognition as a means of enumeration in the analysis of biological samples. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 92(4): 595-598
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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Voice recognition by computer using the Key tronic KB5152V keyboard with an IBM PC was found to reduce the time taken for identification and notation of zooplankton samples by approximately 50%, with an accuracy of 98%. This was achieved after only 1 to 2 wk training and the accuracy was further improved with general usage of the technique. The time saving was due to removing the requirement of recording the results on paper. Further time-savings were obtained by eliminating the process of manually entering the data into a computer. A further advantage of this technique is that with appropriate software all data processing and presentation (statistics, graphs, tables, etc.) can be carried out at the bench immediately on completion of a set of analyses. The technique is, of course, not restricted to zooplankton sorting but can be applied to a wide range of manual and enumeration processes at the bench.