Usage of automatic voice transcription in autopsy service

Authors: P. Nečas 1;  P. Hejna 2
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav jazyků LF UK, Hradec Králové 1;  Ústav soudního lékařství LF UK a FN, Hradec Králové 2
Published in: Soud Lék., 56, 2011, No. 3, p. 40-42
Category: Review


The paper describes the computer program NEWTON Dictate which is used for speech recognition and transcription. The possible uses of this program in forensic medicine are discussed, especially concerning the recognition and transcription of the autopsy findings. Specific conditions of the forensic medicine are introduced, with their influence on speech recognition and translation being the focus. The authors analyze program improvement aimed at reducing mistakes in recognition and transcription which may occur during autopsy work flow. Such improvement involves appropriate vocabulary usage and special vocal adaptation. The role of the autopsy secretary is acknowledged.

autopsy – autopsy protocol – speech recognition and transcription – forensic medicine


1. Nečas P, Hejna P. Problematika české anatomické nomenklatury v soudním lékařství. Soud Lek 2009; 45: 33–36.

Anatomical pathology Forensic medical examiner Toxicology
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