What is CAT software? - Internet Scoping School

What is CAT software?

CAT (Computer-Aided Transcription) software is a special court reporting program that translates steno notes into English. The reporter enters different words into his or her dictionary, then the computer matches his or her steno notes to those dictionary entries.

Any words the reporter writes differently than those in the dictionary — or words that he or she has not programmed in yet — the scopist is responsible to try to figure out.

While the reporter version of the software costs several thousand dollars, the scopist version runs around $1500 or so. And since the scopist can save dictionary entries for the reporter, both constantly work toward building the reporter’s dictionary and improving her translation rate. It is best for the reporter and scopist to use the same CAT system when working together.

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Stacy McGee says April 23, 2019

I am so very interested in this program.
I can’t wait to learn more and get started.

    Linda says April 23, 2019

    If you are someone who enjoys/is good at working with words, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better career than scoping. I’ve been doing it since dirt was new, and since it fits my natural ability with English, it’s been a wonderful profession for me. I hope it’s the same way for you!

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