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1 a person who translates written messages from one language to another [syn: translator]
2 someone who rewrites in a different script
3 someone who represents the sounds of speech in phonetic notation
4 someone who makes a written version of spoken material
5 a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance [syn: arranger, adapter]

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  1. a person who transcribes documents
  2. a device or program that transcribes data

Extensive Definition

Transcriber is a tool for the transcription and annotation of speech signals for linguistic research. It supports multiple hierarchical layers of segmentation, named entity annotation, speaker lists, topic lists, and overlapping speakers. Two views of the sound pressure waveform at different resolutions may be viewed simultaneously. Various character encodings, including Unicode, are supported.
Annotations may be exported in XML.
Transcriber is written in Tcl/Tk with the Snack audio library and is therefore available on most major platforms. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amanuensis, calligrapher, chirographer, clerk, copier, copyist, ink spiller, inkslinger, letterer, pen, pencil driver, penman, penner, recording secretary, scribbler, scribe, scrivener, secretary, word-slinger, writer
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