Veritone allows you full editing capability of speaker separation output and the transcript that is joined together with it. This simple, intuitive, and fast editing tool will enable you to efficiently modify the speakers in an audio or video file, and the transcription attached to achieve the perfect output. When you are viewing Speaker Separation output you will have the power of two very powerful editing tools, our text editor and speaker separation editor. The text editor works much like a word processor — click on a word and make changes where your cursor displays, or use keyboard shortcuts to get the job done even faster. 

Our Speaker Separation editing tool allows you to quickly change any aspect of a speaker result, including:

  • Adding New Speakers
  • Modifying Names of speakers
  • Deleting Speakers
  • Bulk Changing similar speakers 

Once your edits are complete, Veritone will time sync your changes so the transcription and speaker output can be play backed in view mode so you can easily follow along. Additionally, once you have edited and saved a speaker or transcript, you will be able to access the Versions option in the engine dropdown to view or revert to the original at any time.

Editing Speaker Separation Pills

  1. Click the filename from the CMS homepage. The Media Details page opens.

2. From the Media Details page, click the Transcription output category located at the top of the page.
2a. At the top right of the Transcription output section, you will have the ability to select options for Speaker Separation and Transcription Engines, these include:

  • Available Engines: If you have run more than one engine on this file, you can switch between the available engine output here. 
  • Versions: Once you have edited either output and clicked Save, you will be able to view the original, or revert back to the original at anytime.
  • View/Hide Engine Output: (Available in Speaker Separation dropdown only) This gives you the option to hide or view the speaker separation output. 

3. Once you have the correct engines selected that you would like to edit, click the Pencil icon to enter Edit Mode.
4. Hover your cursor over the Speaker Pill you would like to edit and click the pencil icon that will appear to the left of the pill.
5. The Speaker Edit Menu allows you to perform various edits to the speaker, including:

  • Creating a New Speaker Name: Using the Speaker Name field, type the name of the speaker. Click Apply when finished. ( Once applied the name will display initials of the speaker.)
  • Clearing the current Speaker Name: Once cleared the name will be removed from the speaker pill. 
  • Deleting the Speaker: Deleting a speaker will remove the speaker pill and any associated transcription. (NOTE: The first speaker can not be deleted)
  • Selecting from Available Speaker Names: The available speaker section will display all names associated to the speaker pills in your file. Simply select a available name and click Apply. 
  • Bulk Actions: Click the checkbox at the top of the menu to apply the changes to all speakers that share the same name across the file. 

6. Once you have finished with your edits, click save. 

Combining and Separating Speaker Transcripts

Sometimes you may notice that the transcript and the speaker output do not perfectly align. This can happen when a new speaker begins or ends a sentence. When this occurs you will need to edit the transcript in order to correct the output. 

Combining Two Speakers and Transcripts

You have the ability to easily combine two speakers into a single speaker.

  1. Click at the very beginning of the sentence of any speaker.
  2. Hit the Delete or backspace on your keyboard
  3. The transcript will be merged with the speaker directly above it. 

Note that the timestamps will be combined for both speakers in order to preserve the read along capability in view mode. 

Separating Two Speakers and Transcripts

Alternatively, you have the ability to separate the transcript for a single speaker and break the transcript into multiple speakers.

  1. Click the beginning of the transcript that you would like to separate. 
  2. Hit Return or enter on your keyboard
  3. The transcript will be separated where you have clicked, and be placed below. 

Transcript Edit

You have the ability to edit transcript output for any transcription provider you have run on your file. The text editor allows you to utilize keyboard shortcuts and standard text editing to quickly change and fix any transcript output. When editing transcript you also have the ability to view Speaker Separation and Transcript output together, or just the transcript alone by hiding the speaker separation. 

To edit a transcript:

  1. Click the filename from the CMS homepage. The Media Details page opens.

2. If multiple engines transcribed the file, click the transcription drop-down, Available Engines, and select which engine provider you would like to edit. The transcript for the selected engine displays.

3. If you would like to just edit the transcript without the speaker separation output, click the Speaker Separation dropdown, and click " Hide Engine Output". To display the output of speaker separation use the same dropdown and click " Show Engine Output".
4. Click the Pencil Icon to enter Edit Mode
5. Once you have made your transcript edit click the "Save" button

Keyboard Shortcuts

To help you edit transcripts faster there are several keyboard shortcuts available for use while in Edit Mode:

Apple Shortcuts

  1. Play/Pause: Tab
  2. Undo: CMD+Z ( CTRL +Z )
  3. Redo: CMD+Shift+Z ( CTRL+Shift+Z )
  4. Save Edits: CMD+S ( CTRL+S )
  5. Exit Edit Mode: ESC 
  6. Skip Words: Option + Left arrow OR Right Arrow (CTRL Left arrow OR Right Arrow )
  7. Highlight Next/ Previous Word: Shift + Option + Left arrow OR Right Arrow ( Shift + CTRL + Left arrow OR Right Arrow)

Windows Shortcuts

  1. Play/Pause: Tab
  2. Undo: CTRL +Z 
  3. Redo:  CTRL+Shift+Z 
  4. Save Edits: CTRL+S 
  5. Exit Edit Mode: ESC 
  6. Skip Words: CTRL Left arrow OR Right Arrow 
  7. Highlight Next/ Previous Word: Shift + CTRL + Left arrow OR Right Arrow

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