Assessment of the Google Speech Application Programming Interface for Automatic Slovenian Speech Recognition

Simon Dobrišek, David Čefarin, Vitomir Štruc, France Mihelič (2016): Assessment of the Google Speech Application Programming Interface for Automatic Slovenian Speech Recognition. In: Jezikovne Tehnologije in Digitalna Humanistika, 2016.

Abstract

Automatic speech recognizers are slowly maturing into technologies that enable humans to communicate more naturally and effectively with a variety of smart devices and information-communication systems. Large global companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM and Baidu compete in developing the most reliable speech recognizers, supporting as many of the main world languages as possible. Due to the relatively small number of speakers, the support for the Slovenian spoken language is lagging behind, and among the major global companies only Google has recently supported our spoken language. The paper presents the results of our independent assessment of the Google speech-application programming interface for automatic Slovenian speech recognition. For the experiments, we used speech databases that are otherwise used for the development and assessment of Slovenian speech recognizers.

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@inproceedings{SJDT,
title = {Assessment of the Google Speech Application Programming Interface for Automatic Slovenian Speech Recognition},
author = {Simon Dobri\v{s}ek and David \v{C}efarin and Vitomir \v{S}truc and France Miheli\v{c}},
url = {http://luks.fe.uni-lj.si/nluks/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/jtdh16-ulfe-luks-sd-final-pdfa.pdf},
year  = {2016},
date = {2016-09-20},
booktitle = {Jezikovne Tehnologije in Digitalna Humanistika},
abstract = {Automatic speech recognizers are slowly maturing into technologies that enable humans to communicate more naturally and effectively with a variety of smart devices and information-communication systems. Large global companies such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM and Baidu compete in developing the most reliable speech recognizers, supporting as many of the main world languages as possible. Due to the relatively small number of speakers, the support for the Slovenian spoken language is lagging behind, and among the major global companies only Google has recently supported our spoken language. The paper presents the results of our independent assessment of the Google speech-application programming interface for automatic Slovenian speech recognition. For the experiments, we used speech databases that are otherwise used for the development and assessment of Slovenian speech recognizers.},
keywords = {Google, performance evaluation, speech API, speech technologies},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {inproceedings}
}