Vocab Builder

How to create a custom dictionary to increase the accuracy of transcripts

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Trint’s AI may have difficulty transcribing certain words and names if the speaker has a strong accent or it’s an unusual spelling. The Vocab Builder allows you to create a custom list of up to 100 words that Trint will remember and help improve the accuracy of your transcripts.

This support guide will cover:

Adding words to the Vocab Builder

If you spot a word that isn’t right, first amend the text so that the transcript is accurate (editing text to be longer or shorter will not change its timecode). Now select the amended word and click “Add to Vocab” in the navigation bar.

Vocab builder in editor tools

Please note that words added to the Vocab Builder will appear in files transcribed after they were added. If an amended word or phrase comes up regularly in a transcript either use the find and replace tool or try re-transcribing the file.

Managing your custom words

To review your added words, click on “Vocab Builder” category on the left-hand navigation bar of your Trint dashboard.

Side bar navigation

On this page you'll be able to see your list of words with every line representing an entry in Vocab Builder.

You can add or remove words by editing the text and see how many entries you’ve got by checking the number at the top right of the text box. When you’re done editing your list, click “Save Vocab List”.

How to transcribe using custom words

Once you have added words to the Vocab Builder, you need to tell Trint’s AI to use this list when transcribing new files. Just tick the “Vocab Builder” option when uploading an audio or video file before you click transcribe.

vocab builder option when uploading file

Vocab Builder FAQs

  • What languages is the Vocab Builder available in?

The Vocab Builder is available for all languages supported by Trint.

  • Is Vocab Builder available on the mobile app and the Adobe Premiere plugin?


  • Can I share Vocab Builder entries?

Currently, this is not possible. Each user has their own Vocab Builder which is specific to their account.

  • Can I have two words in one entry?

Yes. Each Vocab Builder entry can contain multiple words, which is especially helpful for names. For example, if you want to add “Quercus Robur”, simply type it all on the same line in the Vocab Builder and it will count as one entry and be recognised by Trint’s AI as a single term.

  • Why can’t I check the Vocab Builder box in the upload window?

This happens when you don’t have a list created on Vocab Builder. You’ll just have to create a list and then re-upload the file for Vocab Builder to apply.

  • Why are my custom words not transcribing accurately?

Usually, this is due to poor audio quality in your uploaded file. We’ve found that several different factors can lead to poor transcription results, see our tips on increasing accuracy.

  • Are there any words I can’t add to the Vocab Builder?

Avoid special characters and acronyms such as &, !, @, and NATO

Vocab Builder also only works for full words. For example, you could add mangé but not é on its own.

We hope you have found this article useful. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at support@trint.com and our team will be happy to help.

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