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Examples of 4s (F's)

1st Example

When you give a transcript a 4 or below, this means that you believe the transcript would be better off being redone.

Original 9 version Differences

Speaker 1: a novelty which I think in my mind it already has, you know the advet of utube to be changed everything. I mean it was us dorks who would wtch trailers on apple.com.
Speaker2: right
Speaker 1: now its nothere everybody does it you know I mean there is a reason why one of the most successful music stores in the world is an online music store I mean we itmultimedia..ok

Here is what mypoint is what happens when you have got this whole group of people who now want to get their news that way,

Man 1:...a novelty, which I think in my mind it already has. The advent of YouTube has changed everything. It was us dorks who would watch trailers on Apple.com.

Man 2: Right.

Man 1: Now everybody does it. There is a reason why one of the most successful music stores in the world is an online music store.

OK, here's where my point is: what happens when you have this whole group of people who now want to get their news that way?

Speaker 1:Man 1:...a novelty, which I think in my mind it already has, you know. tThe advetadventof utube toYouTube has be changed everything. iIt mean it was us dorks who would wtchwatch trailers on Apple.com.

Speaker2Man 2: Right.

Man 1: nowNow its nothere everybody does it youit. There know I mean there is a reason why one of the most successful music stores in the world is an online music store I mean we itmultimedia..ok.

OK, Here is what mypointhere's where my point is: what happens when you have got this whole group of people who now want to get their news that way,?

Reasoning

The biggest issue with this transcript is the sloppiness. Although the transcriber does seem accurately transcribe the audio they didn't take the time to correct any of their errors. Reading it feels like reading a an IM conversation by a 8 year old still learning to type and spell.

Also the speaker names are non-descriptive and the transcriber didn't cleanup the speaker's false starts. Both are very key to help improve the readability of the transcript and make the editor's job a lot easier. Considering that fact that this is only a chunk of the full transcript this is below usable level.

2nd Example

Original 9 version Differences

speaker1: so someone can fly with me for free wherever i go.

speaker2: Really, how do you do that?

Speaker1: That's a really good perk.

speaker2: How do you get that?

speaker1:You got to have 40 flight round trips flights in a year and i have done this in three years in a row.

speaker2: how are you flying every week back to Kansas?

spaeaker1: Every week.no, last week I was in......

speaker2:because you are giving vacations

speaker1: pretty funny so all we getI end up me a cheap flight and my wife go for free.


Man 1: So someone can fly with me for free wherever I go.

Man 2 : Really?

Man 1 : That's a pretty good perk.

Man 2 : How do you get that?

Man 1:You have to have 40 round trip flights in a year and I've done it three years in a row.

Man 2: How are you flying...are you flying every week?

Man 1: Every week.

Man 2: Back to Kansas?

Man 1 : No, like last week I was in......

Man 2 : Oh because you are giving all these presentations.

Man 1 : Yeah, pretty funny. So all we had to do is get me a cheap flight and my wife can go for free.

speaker1Man 1: sSo someone can fly with me for free wherever iI go.

speaker2Man 2: Really?, how do you do that?

Speaker1Man 1: That's a reallypretty good perk.

speaker2Man 2: How do you get that?

speaker1Man 1: You gothave to have 40 flight round trips flights in a year and i haveI've done thisit in three years in a row.

speaker2Man 2: hHow are you flying...are you flying every weekback to Kansas?

Man 1: Every week.

Man 2: Back to Kansas?

speaker1Man
1: Every week.no, No, like last week I was in......

speaker2Man 2: Oh because you are giving vacationsall these presentations.

speaker1Man 1: Yeah, pretty funny. sSo> all we getI end uphad to do is get me a cheap flight and my wife can go for free.

Reasoning

This transcript chunk has to be read twice before you understand what's being said. It's almost like the transcriber thought that as long as the transcript had a few of the same words as the audio, it was good. This is a very incorrect assumption. Editing this entire thing would take forever and the editor would be better off just retranscribing it.


Example of a 5 (D)

Original 9 version Differences

Man One: ...it worked for the first client. It worked for the second client. When you edit more and more clients, Everything just went downhill from their.

Man Two: You mean the performance was slow or what was going on?

Man One: You have got a lot of performance. You have got a lot of date going on the network. We didn't really account for security. We did not count on a lot of things. . It took me some time to learn about this thing called the fallacies of distributed computing. There


Man 1: [mumbles] It worked for the first client, it worked for the second client. But when you added more and more clients, everything just went downhill from there.

Man 2: You mean the performance was too slow or what was going on?

Man 1: Right you have a lot of performance. You have a lot of data flowing on the network. We didn't really account for security, we didn't account for a lot of things. And it took me some time before I learned about something called the fallacies of distributed computing. There...


Man One1: [mumbles] ...iIt worked for the first client., Iit worked for the second client. But Wwhen you editadded more and more clients, Eeverything just went downhill from there.

Man Two2: You mean the performance was too slow or what was going on?

Man One1: Right you have got a lot of performance. You have got a lot of date goingdata flowing on the network. We didn't really account for security., Wwe did not count ondidn't account for a lot of things. . And Iit took me some time to learnbefore I learned about thissomething thing called the fallacies of distributed computing. There...

Reasoning

Although this transcript needs a considerable amount of editing due to inaccuracies, improper naming and capitalization and grammar issues and would still be easier to fix it then to retranscribe the audio. But editing it will be a long task because of the transcriber's misunderstandings and disregard of the style guide.


Example of a 6 (D)

Original 9 version Differences

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Man 1: ...too busy or not and other rules that administrators might set up. Have it deploy. Have it crunch its part of a task. Assemble those results in a database and then monitor to see how it's progressing.

Some machines might not complete their job. They may have been switched over manually to something else. So you have to have a build-in resilience to restart that part of a task elsewhere. Build...

Man1:.. is it too Man 1: ...too busy or not and other rules that administrators might set up. Have it deploy. Have it crunch its part of a task. Assemble those results in a database and then monitor it to see how thtsit's progressing.

Some machines might not complete their job -job. They it may have been switched over manually to do something else -else. So so you have to have a build-in theresilience [xx] to restart that test elsewhere.part of a task elsewhere. Build...

Reasoning

The biggest thing that hurts this chunk is the mistranscription near the end. As a grader you have to think that if this small sample of the full transcript has errors like this that change the meaning, then the whole thing must have many. Meaning it will take a good editor quite some time to fix up. Other issues include a misspelled word, not always marking sentence ends and leaving out some words that hurt or change the meaning of the sentence.


Example of a 7 (C)

Original 9 version Differences

Man 1: ...own prescription for the future of the news paper industry.

[music]
So once again pew internet in american life project has come out with an interesting survey that sheds some light on the use of technology, relating to information and communication among the American population. There's fascinating facts in here. Most of what I've seen written about so far has talked about the actual...

Man 1: ...own prescription for the future of the newspaper industry.

[musical interlude]

So once again the Pew Internet and American Life Project has come out with an interesting survey that sheds some light on the use of technology, particularly as it relates to information and communication amongst the American population. There's some fascinating facts in here. Most of what I've seen written about so far has talked about the actual...

Man 1: ...own prescription for the future of the news papernewspaper industry.

[musical interlude]

So once again the pPew iInternet inand aAmerican lLife pProject has come out with an interesting survey that sheds some light on the use of technology, particularly as it relatesrelating to information and communication amongamongst the American population. There's some fascinating facts in here.Most of what I've seen written about so far has talked about the actual...

Reasoning

This transcript chunk is fairly accurate but the transcriber needed to go over it one or two times more to improve the accuracy. There's a few errors that alter the flow/meaning of the transcript. That put together with the capitalization issues makes this a 7.


Examples of 8s (B)

1st Example

Original 9 Version Differences

Patsy: And on today's show, we're talking with Shirley Frazier of Sweet Survival.  She shares her finds on solobusinessmarketing.com and giftbasketbusiness.com.  And You can find information about Blog Squad at blogsquad.biz and read our blogs at build

Patsy: And on today's show, we're talking with Shirley Frazier of Sweet Survival. She shares her findings on solobusinessmarketing.com and giftbasketbusiness.com. You can find information about the Blog Squad at blogsquad.biz and read our blogs at build...

Patsy: And on today's show, we're talking with Shirley Frazier of Sweet Survival.  She shares her findsfindings on solobusinessmarketing.com and giftbasketbusiness.com. And You can find information about the Blog Squad at blogsquad.biz and read our blogs at build...

Reasoning

Some people might see this as a 9, but it's not. The missing "the" and the "finds" instead of "findings" bring it down. Though these two errors are not major they do need to be corrected by the editor and although this would be a quick edit, you have to figure that since this is only a chunk of the full transcript the editor would have to correct many errors like this making this transcript an 8.

2nd Example

Original 9 Version Differences

[music]

Duncan Crary: It's May 2nd, you're listening to the Humanist Network News, and audio production by the Institute for Humanist Studies. I'm your host, Duncan Crary . . .

Jes Constantine: . . . and I'm your host, Jes Constantine.

Duncan: For those of you joining us for the first time, Humanism is a non-religious philosophy based on science, reason and compassion.

[intro music]

Duncan Crary: It's May 2nd, you're listening to the Humanist Network News, an audio production by the Institute for Humanist Studies. I'm your host, Duncan Crary.

Jes Constantine: And I'm your host, Jes Constantine.

Duncan: For those of you joining us for the first time, humanism is a non-religious philosophy based on science, reason and compassion.

[intro music]

Duncan Crary: It's May 2nd, you're listening to the Humanist Network News, andan audio production by the Institute for Humanist Studies. I'm your host, Duncan Crary...

Jes Constantine: ....Andand I'm your host, Jes Constantine.

Duncan: For those of you joining us for the first time, Humanismhumanism is a non-religious philosophy based on science, reason and compassion.

Reasoning

Similar to the last 8 transcript this one has just a few errors that make it an 8 and not a 9. The biggest issue is the "and" instead of "an", it just doesn't make sense as "and". That combined with the small punctuation and the capitalization issue make it an 8 because it is only a small chunk of the transcript, so the full transcript would have several more errors that an editor would need to correct.


Example of a 9 (A)

Original Perfect Version Differences

Announcer: This is a Living in the Wilderness media presentation.

[music]

Rev. Merrill: Lenten Fruits -- Tuesday, March 20th, 2007. Getting a handle on goodness.

The reading is Romans 15: 13-20.

Reader: I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers and...

Announcer: This is a Living in the Wilderness media presentation.

[music]

Rev. Merrill: Lenten Fruits, Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, "Getting a handle on goodness."

The reading is Romans 15:13-20.

Reader: I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers and...

Announcer: This is a Living in the Wilderness media presentation.

[music]

Rev. Merrill: Lenten Fruits, -- Tuesday, March 20th, 2007., "Getting a handle on goodness."

The reading is Romans 15: 13-20.

Reader: I myself am also persuaded about you, my brothers and... 

Reasoning

A 9, or A, is the highest grade we give out. These transcripts do not need any editing, maybe something small that could go unfixed.