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We need to have Watson Speech To Text Service in German Language

35%-50% of the entire Europen market can be adressed by German language. Not all people know, that German langauage is not only used in Germany, bus in : Austria, Switzerland, partly Polen, Netherland, Hungaria, Slowakia, Tscheck Republic, Solveni...
almost 5 years ago in Speech Services 10 Delivered

Custom TTS voice models

Customers want their own individual voices. It would be great if we could upload audio and text content to generate a custom TTS model for use by the customer's service instance. This way we let the customer do the work involved in building the da...
over 4 years ago in Speech Services 5 Delivered

Add Audio Metrics to Next Generation Speech to Text

Customer users audio metrics, specifically end times, to measure the length of audio submitted to their application by their end customers
over 1 year ago in Speech Services 0 Delivered

Allow SpeechTo Text to accept mp3 files

SpeechToText accepts WAV and FLAC. Both formats are lossless but they're also huge and not in the same format of podcasts on the web. So please add support for MP3 files to SpeechToText.
almost 6 years ago in Speech Services 1 Delivered

Add overall confidence to Next Generation Speech to Text

Provide overall confidence for a phrase in Next Generation Speech to Text. This metadata will be used by the customer to provide a measurement of audio quality to their end user.
over 1 year ago in Speech Services 0 Delivered

Add Word Confidence to Next Generation Speech to Text

Customer requires word confidence in their call analytics solution in order to inform their end-user of the audio quality of a file.
over 1 year ago in Speech Services 0 Delivered

Support STT edge use when not connected to IBM Cloud

Our WPA Automotive clients need to use speech to text when not connected to cloud. Like turn on and turn off the lights commands in the car when for example the car is in a tunnel and doesn't have internet connectivity to WPA and IBM CLoud services.
almost 5 years ago in Speech Services 3 Delivered

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 ...
about 3 years ago in Speech Services 1 Delivered

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...
over 3 years ago in Speech Services 1 Delivered

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 be...
over 4 years ago in Speech Services 0 Delivered