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Retreive sound file previously streamed to Watson Speech-to-Text

When working on improving our product, we'd like to capture field failures that could be used to train our custom speech-to-text model. We have a wake word (handled locally) and then we establish a connection to IBM Watson's Speech-to-Text servic...
about 2 years ago in Speech Services 2 Not under consideration

modification request for UI of the AI Minute asset

See attached document.
over 2 years ago in Speech Services 1 Not under consideration

place to submit words and phrases that are not pronounced as expected

if you paste the following text: "look at the application toolbar. look at the user's content and content they collaborate on. look at the JSON file. " into the textarea at: you w...
over 2 years ago in Speech Services 1 Delivered

Provide phoneme and word times for TTS

Useful for highlighting words as they play or driving avatar speech
over 5 years ago in Speech Services 0 Future consideration

Hindi language support

India is the 4th largest economy in the world with a population of 1.3 billion. Over 50% of the population speak & communicate in Hindi. While Watson is well regarded in the market, the lack of Hindi language support is hindering sales and wh...
over 3 years ago in Speech Services 0 Planned for future release

In the Speech-To-Text service, improve that output generated by speaker_labels option.

I have a major call center use case that requires text transcription of 2 distinct voices, a call center rep. and a customer. I need to group the transcribed text by each of these 2 people. The speaker_labels feature returns a list of time ranges,...
over 3 years ago in Speech Services 1 Not under consideration

Refugee Crisis: Interview Analysis

Refugees and Asylum Applicants are interviewed verbally. In most cases translators give answers in german. These answers are written manually into a protokol. The given information is critical for two reasons. Decision to Stay and Security. Today ...
about 4 years ago in Speech Services 2 Functionality already exists

Add format 'string of digits' as a stand alone option

Currently smart formatting will take a credit card number and try to format the first 10 digits as a phone number with dashes and spaces (not good for Watson Assistant trying to process payment info). Without smart formatting, the individual digit...
about 3 years ago in Speech Services 1 Delivered

Gender recognition/identification/classification of speech

Enhance feature to understand the gender & also age of person speaking for further analysis.
over 3 years ago in Speech Services 0 Not under consideration

Back-off to general models when using grammars

In our use of STT for Conversation Watson Assistant, we had many cases (responses expecting codes etc) where the grammar functionality would be extremely useful useful but for natural deployment a "fall back" to general recognition models would ...
almost 4 years ago in Speech Services 0 Delivered