November 21, 2011
s-peach App Transcribes Brazilian Portuguese Speech to Text
Speech Modules Ltd., which provides a variety of compelling, intuitive, and cost-effective Speech-to-Text services that increase productivity and encourage usage, is all set to capture the Brazilian mobile users' market with its first speech to text apps-peach app based on automatic speech recognition in Brazilian Portuguese.
Brazilian mobile users can now use s-peach app to translate their voice SMS, text and e-mail message, social network updates and even Google (News - Alert) search requests and have them transcribed to text. A tremendous advantage is that users can enjoy enhanced productivity because they can speak faster than they type and all such messages can be composed hands-free.
Oved Tzfaniah, CEO and founder of Speech Modules, said in a statement, “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.”
s-peach Brazilian Portuguese Lite for iPhone (News - Alert), iPad, and iPod touch is available on the Brazil App Store and also on the Android Market. It claims to be faster, better and more accurate than other transcription engines in Portuguese.
The company stated that its automatic speech recognition capabilities can also be integrated with software, IVR systems and databases furthering its capabilities to more efficient and easier documentation, search and retrieval and analytics.
“Speech Modules’ fully automated speech recognition system for Brazilian Portuguese is speaker-independent, supports spontaneous spoken speech and provides high recognition rates,” stated Gabriel Antunes de Araujo, professor of Portuguese Linguistics at University of Sao Paulo.
According to him, in addition to Brazilian Portuguese, the app has also been designed to recognize all major dialects as well as longer complex sentences that are used in professional services.
Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell