Watson Speech services on Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

Description

The Watson Speech services for IBM® Cloud Pak for Data offer speech recognition and speech synthesis capabilities for your applications:

  • Watson Speech to Text for IBM Cloud Pak for Data transcribes written text from spoken audio. The service leverages machine learning to combine knowledge of grammar, language structure, and the composition of audio and voice signals to accurately transcribe the human voice. It continuously updates and refines its transcription as it receives more speech audio. The service is ideal for applications that need to extract high-quality speech transcripts for use cases such as call centers, custom care, agent assistance, and similar solutions.

    For more information about the service, see About Speech to Text.

  • Watson Text to Speech for IBM Cloud Pak for Data synthesizes natural-sounding speech from written text. The service streams the results back to the client with minimal delay. The service is appropriate for voice-driven and screenless applications, where audio is the preferred method of output.

    For more information about the service, see About Text to Speech.

You can customize the Watson Speech services to suit your language and application needs. Both services offer HTTP and WebSocket programming interfaces that make them suitable for any application that produces or accepts audio.

The services add a tool or other type of interface that runs in IBM Cloud outside of Cloud Pak for Data as a Service and provides APIs that you can run in notebooks.

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Integrated services

Table 1. Related services. The following related services are often used with this service and provide complementary features, but they are not required.
Service Capability
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