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Transcript Checker Saves Time and Effort for Doctors and Other Transcript Authors

“The Transcript Checker was written in C# using XML and SQL Server, and of course taking advantage of the power of the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine.”
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“Using dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine, hundreds of hours are saved.”
AppsPlus has years of experience in database development. As a Microsoft MVP, AppsPlus specializes in Windows and web-based programming. The president of AppsPlus, F. Scott Barker, has written multiple books on programming. AppsPlus has been working with the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine for nearly a decade.

For a client in the medical industry, AppsPlus used dtSearch in the development of a transcript checking system. “The Transcript Checker was written in C# using XML and SQL Server, and of course taking advantage of the power of the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine,” said Mr. Barker.

In integrating the dtSearch Engine into the Transcript Checker, Mr. Barker used dtSearch in a unique way. Explained by Mr. Barker:

Using dtSearch in a unique way, documents are read into a stream and broken down by user-specified value for grouping of words. These groups are then compared against dtSearch indexes for uniqueness. If not found, then the grouping is added to a displayed list that allows the user to step through for correction within the current transcript.

In addition to providing an interface for documents belonging to specific doctors, transcripts, once checked, can either be moved to a clean folder, or elevated for further examination by another technician. As documents are moved, the Transcript Checker maintains the dtSearch indexes under the covers. Also included are maintenance forms for maintaining necessary application paths such as for indexes and documents tracked using XML. A form is also provided for maintaining indexes and indexing on demand.

By providing the developed method for checking transcripts using dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine, hundreds of hours are saved. With each document cleaned and included into the search, the application gets smarter and more exact in finding actual transcript errors that have occurred.

AppsPlus' clients for software development include industries ranging from the government, insurance, banking, medical analysis — even projects for Microsoft. Mr. Barker, a former Microsoftie, is the author of a multiple books published by SAMS and Wrox Publishing on programming techniques, including Wrox’s C# Express Starter Kit.

For more information on AppsPlus' development and consulting services, please call Scott Barker at (206) 369-7309, email FSBarker@AppsPlus.com, or visit AppsPlus online at www.AppsPlus.com
 
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