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Aug 22, 2019 | Read time 3 min

Speechmatics launches Advanced Punctuation to transform the usability of transcripts

Speechmatics announces Advanced Punctuation, the first heavyweight, scaled-up punctuation model on the marketor f use in transcription.

Speechmatics, the Cambridge-based leaders in machine learning and automatic speech recognition (ASR), today announces Advanced Punctuation, the first heavyweight, scaled-up punctuation model on the market for use in transcription. With the Advanced Punctuation feature, Speechmatics can deliver highly accurate placement of full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks, as well as enhancing capitalisation. Advanced Punctuation has been trained on over 2.5 billion words using market-leading neural networks, transforming the readability of transcripts.

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“Advanced Punctuation enables us to capture the subtle, yet important parts of speech that have otherwise proved challenging,”

says Nirel Gramage, Manager, Developer Ecosystem, at Veritone.

“The ability to distinguish pauses, sentences, enthusiasm and questions leads to more accurate metadata and better results, improving search and contextual understanding of the transcripts.” “Advanced Punctuation drastically improves the quality and readability of raw scripts, making them less time-consuming to edit,” adds Hewson Maxwell, Head of Technology Development at Red Bee Media. “Punctuation beyond a full stop enriches the transcript and at Red Bee Media, we are very excited about this new capability from Speechmatics.” “While accurate transcription of words is important, a block of text with no punctuation is limited in its use, and ease of use,” said Ian Firth, VP Products at Speechmatics, “…but the addition of punctuation transforms the usability of a transcript, allowing our customers to view the nuances of speech.”

Speechmatics are pioneers of ASR, and with the launch will be supporting the expansion and accuracy of punctuation in the market.

The Advanced Punctuation feature is available now in the cloud and on-premises, with all punctuation marks being included by default for Global English, Spanish, German and French. Come and see Advanced Punctuation in action at IBC in Amsterdam from 13-17 September. Book a meeting with the team below.

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