Speech Recognition Software:
Speech Recognition Software is a computer program that identifies the spoken language from human speech to interpret and transcribe it into text. These systems are available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices.
Windows built-in speech recognition is available in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Speech Recognition is available only in few languages that include English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. These are only meant for the corresponding version of Windows which means you cannot use the speech recognition engine in one language if you use a version of Windows in another language.
As Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Pro allow you to change the system language, you can change the speech engine based on its availability. Speech recognition functionality is included as part of Microsoft Office and on Tablet PCs running Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Accuracy, comprehension, ease of use, setup, supported languages, and price of the software are some of the factors which should be considered while selecting the speech recognition software.
Working of Speech Recognition Software:
Speech recognition software breaks down the audio of a speech recording into individual sounds and analyze each sound using algorithms to find the most probable word fit in that language. It is then transcribe those sounds into text. Natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning neural networks are used by speech recognition software. By using natural language processing it can analyze, understand, and derive meaning from human language in a smart and useful way. The software breaks down the speech into bits so that it can interpret, converts it into a digital format, and analyzes the pieces of content.
Based on the programming and speech patterns, the software determines making hypotheses about what the user is actually saying and then it transcribes the conversation into text.
Variables in Speech Recognition Software:
The potential variables in a speech recognition software is correctness and accuracy. It should be free from error as well as correct in all details and capable of transcribes the conversation into text. Speech patterns and other deviations must be taken into account as some words, names, or details might be mis-transcribed because of accents. Certain aspects of conversations can be missed. The ways in which speakers enunciate versus mumble, the speeds at which they speak, and even fluctuations in speaker voice volume can be some factors that can effect the efficiency of a speech recognition software. However, most modern speech recognition technologies work along with machine learning platforms that can learns speech patterns and variances of that particular person and adjusts accordingly.
Benefits of Speech Recognition Software:
There are several benefits of using Speech Recognition Software that include:
- Speech recognition software helps in saving time and money of a company by automating business processes and providing instant insight overview of their phone calls.
- It is more cost-effective, as the tasks of speech recognition and transcription is done faster and more accurately than a human.
- Speech recognition and transcription software is more efficient than a human doing the same work.
- As speech recognition software can capture the word you say and type it on a computer, It is helpful for those people who are physically disabled and for those who cannot work on the computer.