Character Counting Explanation


NUANCE STANDARD LINE COUNT

The Nuance Standard Line Count in the Nuance system is calculated when the transcriptionist delivers the typed report to the server. In general, Standard characters are all visible characters and invisible characters that are used to produce the final output. The count comes from what is entered by the MT into InScribe or from information selected by the MT in InScribe. The following pictures from the Nuance InScribe system show what characters are counted.

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Standard Characters are totaled from these areas.

Note: The following is NOT counted.

Characters are counted as follows:

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Characters are totaled when the MT delivers the report to the Nuance server, divided by the Divisor, and rounded up to the next integer. The Divisor is a value that can be adjusted for each client or each document type within a client. The default is 65.

The final delivered transcription is the product of the Print Template which uses the InScribe information. The result of the print template is not used to determine the character count.

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VISUAL BLACK CHARACTER (VBC) LINE

The Visible Black Character ("VBC") count in the Nuance system is calculated when the transcriptionist delivers the typed report to the server. The count comes from what is entered by the MT into InScribe or from information selected by the MT in InScribe. The following pictures from the Nuance InScribe system show what characters are counted.

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Visible Black Characters are totaled from these areas.

Text in the Demographic Area fields (outlined in red) are counted if filled in. Birth date and Appointment date are counted as 8 characters.

Note: The following is NOT counted.

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Visible Characters are totaled when the MT delivers the report to the Nuance server, divided by the Divisor (default is 65), and rounded up to the next integer to arrive at the Visual Black Character or VBC Line Count.

The final delivered transcription is the product of the Print Template which uses the InScribe information. The print template output is not used to count visual black characters. The following is an example of the Print Template result of the above InScribe example. It has been annotated to show which characters were counted and which character were free.