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Orsay - December 4, 2012

Vocapia Research announces the availability of a speech-text alignment functionality on its web service. Speech-text alignment is the process of synchronizing a speech signal with a speech transcript or a closely related text, providing timecodes for words and sentences. There are many uses of this technology, including audio books, language learning, and video subtitling.

The speech-text alignment process assigns timecodes to each word and each punctuation mark in the audio transcript and provides confidence scores to identify areas where the alignment may not be perfect in particular when the transcript differs from what has really been said.

This new functionnality is offered on Vocapia web service via a simple and efficient REST API as for Vocapia speech-to-text technology.

About Vocapia Research

Vocapia Research, founded in July 2000, is an R&D company and software publisher developing and providing leading edge speech technologies and solutions for many languages, including most major European Union languages as well as Arabic, Mandarin, and Russian. The Vocapia Research VoxSigma® software suite uses advanced language technologies such as language identification, speech recognition, and speaker identification to transform raw audio and audiovisual data into structured and searchable XML documents. This technology relies on over 25 years of research at LIMSI-CNRS, with which there is a priviledged partnership. Joint systems developed with LIMSI have achieved top ranks in national and international challenges of speech-to-text transcription. The most common applications of the VoxSigma software suite are audio and audiovisual data mining (broadcast data, podcasts, call center data), media monitoring, and media asset management. Vocapia Research is located in the scientific pole of the Saclay Plateau, France. Readers who wish to get more information about Vocapia Research are invited to check out the Vocapia Research website or use the contact information page http://www.vocapia.com/contact.


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