I Don't Know The Dictator's Specialty, What Should I Pick

 I don't know the dictator's specialty, what should I pick?

 When mapping Nuance Specialties for new clients, sometimes you might not know the speciality. This article explains what to do in that scenario and how the speciality is used in model building.

Mapping the user to the specialty but don't know what to pick.

When setting the Nuance Speciality for a user and run across some that you don’t know the speciality for. What do you do?


In this case it is recommended to select the speciality titled “Internal Medicine”. Why? Read the next section titled “How Speciality influences model building and drafts for an explanation.


How Specialty influences model building and drafts

The system uses the speciality to identify the vocabulary for the speech model building process. Initially, this vocabulary is relied upon to complete the model build for draft production.  Once the system is producing drafts, speciality becomes less important because the system relies more heavily on MT/MLS corrections for learning and draft quality improvement.

The “Internal medicine” speciality has a set of general medical vocabularies. It may not be as good as selecting the actual speciality of the speaker but does provide a common set of terminology to get the model built. Again, as more drafts are analyzed by ASR, draft quality improvements will be heavily weighted on MT/MLS corrections.