supported speech recognition in English and Spanish only.
Now they included French, Italian and Portuguese as well - and a few other languages (including German) are in private beta.
Update March 2019:
Now Amazon Transcribe supports German and Korean as well.
Amazon Transcribe is integrated as
speech recognition engine
within Auphonic and offers accurate transcriptions
at low costs, including keywords / custom vocabulary support, word confidence, timestamps, and punctuation.
See the following AWS blog post and video for more information about recent Amazon Transcribe developments: Transcribe speech in three new languages: French, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese.
Amazon Transcribe is also a perfect fit if you want to use our Transcript Editor because you will be able to see word timestamps and confidence values to instantly check which section/words should be corrected manually to increase the transcription accuracy:
Screenshot of our Transcript Editor with word confidence highlighting and the edit bar.
About Speech Recognition within Auphonic
Auphonic has built a layer on top of a few external
speech recognition services
to make audio searchable:
Our classifiers generate metadata during the analysis of an audio signal (music segments, silence, multiple speakers, etc.) to divide the audio file into small and meaningful segments, which are processed by the speech recognition engine. The results from all segments are then combined, and meaningful timestamps, simple punctuation and structuring are added to the resulting text.
A comparison table of our integrated services (price, quality, languages, speed, features, etc.) can be found here: Speech Recognition Services Comparison.
We hope that Amazon and others will continue to add new languages, to get accurate and inexpensive automatic speech recognition in many languages.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or feedback about speech recognition or our transcript editor!