Speechmatics Adds Support for 14 Languages

Speechmatics, a speech-to-text provider, has added 14 languages to its speech-to-text engine, bringing the total number of languages supported from 34 to 48, meaning that Speechmatics' technology now supports more than half of the world's population.

The 14 new languages are Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Esperanto, Estonian, Galician, Interlingua, Marathi, Mongolian, Tamil, Thai, Uyghur, Vietnamese, and Welsh. Speechmatics plans to continue adding to the number of languages its engine is able to understand, and is working towards usability by 70 percent of the world's population in the next three years.

""This expansion to our language offering is the biggest in Speechmatics' history. While we're responding to customer demand by adding highly requested languages to our speech-to-text API, we're also identifying other popular languages with fewer speakers that have yet to be included. Our aim has always been to understand every voice, and so it's vital that we also capture languages that may not be as well recognized. This has allowed us to provide the most comprehensive offering on the market compared to others in our industry. In addition, we have a new pipeline for releasing new languages rapidly so we'll continue to increase our language coverage going forward," said John Hughes, accuracy team lead at Speechmatics, in a statement.

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