Speech Modules Presents s-peach Automatic Speech Recognition Apps for Brazilian Portuguese
November 21, 2011
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Speech Modules Ltd. has launched its free s-peach Brazilian Portuguese Apps on Apple's Brazil App Store and the Android (News - Alert) Market.
Speech Modules provides telecom operators, smartphone users, homeland security agencies, call centers, and healthcare providers with a variety of compelling, intuitive, and cost-effective Speech-to-Text services that increase productivity and encourage usage.
Officials with Speech Modules said that s-peach gives Brazilian mobile users the ability to create SMS/text and email messages, social networking updates, and Google (News - Alert) search requests by voice and have them appear as text – all from one application.
The transcribed text can also be copied for use in other applications.
As speaking is faster than typing and messages can be composed hands-free, s-peach users enjoy increased productivity.
Company officials said that s-peach is fully automated and uses no human intervention; results are immediate and privacy is protected.
"Speech Modules' fully automated speech recognition system for Brazilian Portuguese is speaker-independent, supports spontaneous spoken speech and provides high recognition rates," said Dr. Gabriel Antunes de Araujo, professor of Portuguese Linguistics at University of Sao Paulo, in a statement.
"I have seen the results of other transcription engines in Portuguese and the s-peach application provides far greater speed and accuracy," said Dr. Gabriel Antunes de Araujo.
"We are excited to be the first provider of a speech-to-text app in Brazilian Portuguese. s-peach is based on our proprietary automatic speech recognition (ASR) engine, which has been designed to recognize all major Brazilian dialects as well as longer complex sentences used in many professional services," said Oved Tzfaniah, CEO and founder of Speech Modules.
Tzfaniah said that Speech Modules' cloud-based ASR engine can support other types of smartphones, feature phones, web phones, voicemail systems as well as many other transcription-based services.Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny