Why is it difficult to access and fully leverage voice data?

Digital transformation projects and big data analytics are high on the agenda for pretty much all organisations. Data is sometimes compared to oil in terms of its value as a resource. Indeed, in a recent Red Box survey*, more than three quarters (76%) of senior IT executives indicated that they expected to have a ‘Voice […]

18/02/2019

System Architecture at Speechmatics

System architecture can mean so many things when it comes to software, especially in a fast-paced industry like speech technology. So, what is it like being a System Architect for Speechmatics? My goal is to reliably deliver world-class Automatic Speech Recognition technology that runs efficiently on everything from small devices in meeting rooms, partner appliances […]

05/11/2018

A new starter Software Development Engineer at Speechmatics

A day in the life of a Software Development Engineer at Speechmatics is always varied. Having joined the Engineering team only 7 months ago, I’ve already been involved in a number of different projects, being exposed to many new learnings and new experiences which has been a very positive and enjoyable experience so far. More […]


What does the future hold for Automatic Speech Recognition?

Speech technology has progressed rapidly over the past 5-10 years due to the rise of graphics processing and cloud computing, but how do we keep this momentum up and continue to progress Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) further in the future? I was recently in Hyderabad, India at Interspeech, the largest dedicated speech conference in the […]

08/10/2018

What’s in a trademark?

When referring to names that are trademarked it can be important to display this. The use of the trademark symbol enables others to respect and not infringe on intellectual property, deterring them from attempting to use the name or mark for their own business, preventing confusion in the marketplace about the identity of a product or service. […]

05/09/2018

What’s in an acronym?

Acronyms are often understood and used more than their unabbreviated form. This occurs nearly everywhere, for example, ‘BLT’ is just as understood in a restaurant as ‘Bacon Lettuce and Tomato.’ In some cases, the acronym is more common than the complete form, PM is used for afternoon and hardly ever do people say “Post Meridian”, […]

04/09/2018

What’s in an abbreviation?

Producing text in the form that is expected makes copy much easier to read and reduces confusion. For example, if you worked somewhere where speed measurements were commonplace and it read ’30 miles per hour’ all the time, then it would not only make for long sentences but would also be harder to read as […]

03/09/2018

What’s in an accent?

The spelling of names is difficult for everyone, but there are times when it’s even more than just spelling, what if there are diacritics in the name. Diacritics are those other marks that should be there to make the pronunciation correct such as accents or cedilla written over or under the letters. Time-consuming and tricky […]

31/08/2018

What’s in a name?

Names are very personal, they are our identity and miss-spelt names can often offend people. Even for humans, names are hard to get right in written form, because one pronunciation can result in multiple different ways to spell the name. How do people get it right? For example, if you are in a meeting and […]

30/08/2018

Custom Dictionary – the technical edit

I am sure we can all remember a time when we misheard something and requested it to be repeated or perhaps just guessed what was said and carried on. Well, computers are no different, except in many cases, there is no possibility to ask for things to be repeated. When you guessed what was said, […]

10/04/2018

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