I often do surveys and quizzes which use mostly multiple choice answers. I can end up with hundreds of these papers, each with 20-40 answers which need to be entered into some system so I can do some analysis on the data. I was originally looking for a way to design the forms to allow automated scanning/conversion but that has turned out to be a (near) dead end.
It simply takes too long to enter the data. The constant looking at the form to see what to type and looking at the screen to verify it is being typed correctly consumes hours (and it is really, really, boring work as well as being hard on the eyes).
The ideal solution
I would love to have an app (I guess it could even be a website) where I could configure the possible answers (A1 B2 C1 D3 are typical answers) and then I could simply read out the answers.
I recently tried with a Microsoft Machine Learning sample website but when I read out "A1 B2 B1 C4 D2 C2" it would listen and output "Hey one. B2 be one. see for." As you can imagine, this was quite frustrating.
The most critical thing is that the data is accurate and clean. That is "A1 A one" would not be acceptable.
Is there any software which runs on Windows (again, it could be a website but I would prefer installed software because I might not have an internet connection all the time) which can handle this task or am I dreaming?