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Phonexia Speech Engine EoL

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 2018-06-19

Information about release dates, support and maintenance periods of Phonexia Speech Engine (software End of Life - EoL).

SPE3 – Releases and Changelogs

Relevance: 79%      Posted on: 2020-12-14

Speech Engine (SPE) is developed as RESTfull API on top of Phonexia BSAPI. SPE was formerly known as BSAPI-rest (up to v2.x) or as Phonexia Server (up to v3.2.x). This page lists changes in SPE releases. Releases Changelogs Speech Engine 3.35.4, DB v1601, BSAPI 3.35.4 (2020-12-14) Public release Fixed: STT/KWS model AR_XL_5 has incorrect name and does not start Fixed: Missing KWS model AR_XL_5 Fixed: Processing of some short recordings causes TwoGmmCalibThreshold is not finite error Fixed: STT preferred phrases "out of vocabulary" (OOV) warning message is now more verbose Speech Engine 3.36.0, DB v1601, BSAPI 3.35.3 (2020-12-01) Non-public Feature…

Phonexia Browser EoL

Relevance: 78%      Posted on: 2018-07-09

Information about release dates, support and maintenance periods of Phonexia Browser (software End of Life - EoL).

Speech To Text results explained

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: 2019-05-27

This article aims on giving more details about Speech To Text outputs and hints on how to tailor Speech To Text to suit best your needs. In the process of transcribing speech, the Speech To Text technology usually identifies multiple alternatives for individual speech segments, as multiple phrases can have similar pronunciations, possibly with different word boundaries, e.g. “eight tea machines” vs. “eighty machines”. The technology provides various output types which show only single or multiple transcription alternatives. For processing realtime streams, two result modes are supported – one mode provides complete transcription, second mode provides incremental results. Output types…

Speech To Text

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 2019-05-27

Phonexia Speech To Text – also known as a voice-to-text or speech recognition – converts speech signals into plain text. After the conversion, text can be easily read, edited, searched, processed by text-based data mining tools or archived. Phonexia Speech To Text is optimized for noisy recordings and colloquial speech, can process audio files as well as audio streams and can provide results in several output formats. Typical use cases look for specific information in large call archives (e.g., claims inspection) get additional value by advanced analysis of call traffic (e.g., topic detection) maintain short reaction times by routing calls…

Phonexia Partner Program for Government Partners

Relevance: 30%      Posted on: 2020-08-25

Phonexia Partner Program for Government Partners This partnership program rewards partners in the government sector for selling and integrating the Phonexia’s speech recognition and voice biometrics product portfolio. Program Enrollment If you aspire to becoming a Phonexia partner, you can enroll into the Phonexia Partner Program and complete a three-month onboarding period. During this period, you will enjoy the same partnership benefits as our Silver partners. Your assigned Phonexia Account Manager will take you through all necessary legal documents, highlight every business aspect of our cooperation, and organize two calls with a pre-sales person to ensure that you understand the…

Phonexia Speech Platform

Relevance: 25%      Posted on: 2017-05-18

  Phonexia Speech Platform (Speech Platform) provides partners a complete portfolio of speech technologies with an easy-to-use design. The platform allows users to design and deploy a wide range of speech processing systems in a short time and without extensive knowledge of the technologies background. Products On top of Speech Platform, several products provided: for commercial market Phonexia Speech Analytics Phonexia Voice Biometrics for government market Phonexia Speech Analytics GOV Phonexia Voice Biometrics GOV Characteristics Completeness – all speech technologies in one place Simple to use – RESTfull API for rapid development Modularity – build your own specific process workflow…

Speech Intelligence Resolver v1

Relevance: 24%      Posted on: 2017-05-18

About Phonexia Speech Intelligence Resolver v1 (SIR1) combines the power of speech technologies within a single application. The application automatically performs visualization of the record as well as filtering the speech metadata uncovered from your records effectively. Speech technologies implemented: Phonexia Speaker Identification (SID2) Phonexia Language Identification (LID2) Phonexia Gender identification (GID) Phonexia Voice Activity Detection (VAD) Phonexia Speaker Diarization (DIAR) Phonexia Keyword Spotting (KWS) Phonexia Speech Quality Estimator (SQE) Phonexia Speech Transcription (STT) SIR is a client application cooperating with REST servers. It can be used as a standalone application due to the integrated local REST server. It was…

Phonexia technology models EoL

Relevance: 24%      Posted on: 2018-07-11

Information about release dates, support and maintenance periods of Phonexia technology models.

How to configure Speech Engine workers

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Worker is a working thread performing the actual files- or realtime streams processing in Speech Engine. This article helps to understand the Speech Engine workers and provides information how to configure workers for optimal performance and server utilization. The default workers configuration in settings/phxspe.properties is as shown below – 8 workers for files processing and 8 workers for realtime streams processing. These numbers mean the maximum number of simultaneously running tasks. # Multithread settings server.n_workers = 8 server.n_realtime_workers = 8 Requests for additional file processing tasks are put in a queue and processed according their order and priorities. Requests for…

Speech Engine and technologies, instances, workers… explained

Relevance: 21%      Posted on: 2020-11-19

Configuring Speech Engine to utilize effectively the full power of underlying hardware can get challenging – one can easily get lost in all the strange terms like technologies, instances, slots, or workers... This article should shed some light in it. Speech Engine is like post office Thinking about Speech Engine, there is actually a very nice analogy with post office (or bank branch): Post office is a place providing different kinds of services – one can go there to send letters, send or pick up packages, get a POBox, get some financial services, insurance, etc.).   Speech Engine has various…

Speech Analytics

Relevance: 21%      Posted on: 2018-04-06

Overview Phonexia Speech Analytics allows you to understand the  content of audio without having to listen to it. The results help both commercial entities and security/defense forces for immediate precise decision and response. The technologies reveal automatically WHAT content, TOPIC and KEY PHRASES are spoken, and many other metadata.   Speech Analytics - Typical Use-Cases Speech transcription is used in various application. Knowledge of content of whole call is bringing business value to the customer, comparing to listening the audio files by analytic or supervisor. Reading the text is also faster than listening the audio. Speech Analytics output is often…

Phonexia Speech Platform Release Plan

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: 2020-09-05

Starting with year 2020, Phonexia products use two types of releases: RELEASE TYPE FREQUENCY GENERAL AVAILABILITY SUPPORT Feature Max. once per month Limited (project based) Limited (project based) Public Twice a year (end of Q1 and Q3) No restrictions Standard Phonexia support Feature releases contain fresh new features, primarily intended for Proof-of-Concept projects and partners' testing of the new features in the wild and collecting feedback. Based on the feedback, the behavior of the features can be improved or changed in subsequent releases. Feature releases are created on approx. monthly basis. Feature releases are provided on a project basis, or…

Phonexia Speech Engine

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: 2020-11-19

About Phonexia Speech Engine v3 (SPE3) is a main executive part of the Phonexia Speech Platform. It is a server application with REST API interface through which you can access all available speech technologies. Both, Linux 64bit and Windows 64bit operating systems are supported. Phonexia Speech Engine (SPE3) is adjustable server component which houses all speech technologies. SPE3 provides RESTfull application programming interface to access various technologies. Aside from technologies themselves the SPE has implemented other various functionality supporting work with speech technologies, recordings and streams, and others. Features Main purpose of SPE is to work as processing unit for…

Phonexia Speech Platform for Government

Relevance: 19%      Posted on: 2017-05-18

Phonexia Voice Biometrics GOV is a special edition of Phonexia Speech Platform for Government which allows you to understand the nature of audio without having to listen to it. The product helps people to utilize the power of voice biometrics to filter audio and prevent or identify crimes. The technologies reveal automatically WHO, what GENDER, what LANGUAGE is speaking, and many other metadata. The product can be used typically for investigation support, SIGINT or other types of operations. It serves 4 main use-cases: Voice Biometrics - Speaker Search in Archive (Investigation) Voice Biometrics - Speaker Spotting Tactical Voice Biometrics -…

Phonexia Speech Platform for Commerce

Relevance: 18%      Posted on: 2017-05-18

Phonexia Speech Analytics is a special edition of Phonexia Speech Platform COM which allows you to boost analysis of your call traffic. It is effective solution for commercial, telecom, utilities, financial sector, and other contact centers. It provides 4 main parts: Dialog Analysis, Demographic Information, Script Alignment, Speech Transcription (automatic).   Phonexia Voice Biometrics is a special edition of Phonexia Speech Platform COM which allows you to boost security and enhance customer experience with voice biometrics technologies. It is effective solution for commercial and financial sectors, especially for banks, insurance companies, and call centers. It covers both usecases: Fraud Detection…

Product Portfolio

Relevance: 17%      Posted on: 2018-04-02

Phonexia Speech Platform is an umbrella concept for all Phonexia’s products and services related to speech technologies. It gives us the ability to customize various products to a wide range of customer needs. Platform Edition is an encapsulation of specific setup of speech technologies, modules, applications, utilities and services designed for a specific market segment. We distinguish Speech Analytics (SAL) and Voice Biometrics (VBS) as most common domain of usage. It is also a tool for marketing and sales. Voice Biometrics is focused more on identifying speaker, gender, language spoken and more. Speech Analytics focuses on gathering information about content…

Speech Analytics Course (technical training)

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 2017-05-18

The Speech Analytics course consists of the following modules. Please ask your Phonexia contact for detailed description. (YES = this part of the course is obligatory)   SAL course Required time [h] Block name Block description YES 0,5 Intro & Phonexia Portfolio Intro & Phonexia Portfolio YES 0,5 Project focus – Explain basic needs Discussion of partner project focused mainly on finalizing the training topics and agenda. YES 0,75 Application Design & Development – Licensing Presentation of types of licensing, and how to use the license file. YES 0,75 Technologies – Data gathering and Quality measurement – basic Description of…

Phonexia Voice Inspector EoL

Relevance: 14%      Posted on: 2018-07-19

Information about release dates, support and maintenance periods of Phonexia Voice Inspector.

Speech Quality Estimator – Essential

Relevance: 14%      Posted on: 2018-04-04

Phonexia’s Speech Quality Estimator quantifies the acoustic quality of recordings. This helps the user to quickly determine whether the acoustic quality of a recording is good for processing with other speech technologies or not. As an answer for SQE, the SPE returns a json/xml file. This file includes general information about the technology and statistics of all (one or two) channels. The statistics of all channels include the numbers for many aspects of recording quality, and the overall global score. Technology The technology is language-, accent-, text-, and channel- independent Compatibility with the widest range of audio sources possible (applies…

STT Language Model Customization tutorial

Relevance: 14%      Posted on: 2019-04-24

Language Model Customization tool (LMC) provides a way to improve the Speech To Text performance by creating customized language model. Language model is an important part of Phonexia Speech To Text. In a simplified way it can be imagined as a large dictionary with multiple statistics. The Speech To Text technology uses this dictionary and statistical model to convert audio signals into the proper text equivalents. Due to general diversity of spoken speech, the default generic language model may not acknowledge the importance of certain words over other words in certain situations. Language model customization is a way to inform the…

Language Identification (LID)

Relevance: 13%      Posted on: 2020-07-09

Phonexia Language Identification (LID) will help you distinguish the spoken language or dialect. It will enable your system to automatically route valuable calls to your experts in the given language or to send them to other software for analysis. Phonexia uses state-of-the-art language identification (LID) technology based on iVectors that were introduced by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) during the 2010 evaluations. The technology is independent on text and channel. This highly accurate technology uses the power of voice biometrics to automatically recognize spoken language. Application areas Preselecting multilingual sources and routing audio streams/files to language dependent…

How do you calculate SNR in Speech Quality Estimation?

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: 2019-07-01

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) is an important metric of whether a recording is worth further processing by other speech technologies, so it is part of our Speech Quality Estimation. However, calculating SNR automatically is not a trivial task. We use the fact that the statistical distribution of the frequencies in the waveform of speech has Gamma distribution. In contrast, noise has Gaussian distribution. So we can estimate the SNR by looking at the frequency distribution in individual frames. This approach to SNR estimation is based on the article by Kim Chanwoo, and Richard M. Stern, called "Robust Signal-to-Noise Ratio Estimation Based…

Speech Quality Estimation

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: 2018-04-02

Speech Quality Estimation (SQE) is a language-, domain- and channel-independent technology that quantifies the quality of an audio recording. 2 most important statistics used in the calculation of the SQE score are SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and the bitrate of the recording. SQE is usually part of the rapid filtration process in deployments. SQE also measures over 20 other properties of the recording, all of which can be found in the output file and further processed. See description in SPE documentation. Typical use cases are: verification of recording quality on the input, searching based on quality of the recording, noise of…

What are STT preferred phrases and how to use them

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: 2020-11-26

Speech Engine version 3.32 and later includes new STT feature called Preferred phrases. This article explains what is the feature good for, how does it work internally and gives some tips for practical implementation. What are preferred phrases In the speech transcription tasks, there may be situations where similar sounding words get confused, e.g. "WiFi" vs. "HiFi", "route" vs. "root", "cell" vs. "sell", etc. Normally, the language model part of the Speech To Text does its job here and in the context of longer phrase or entire sentence prefers the correct word:  ×    I'm going to cell my car. Hmmm, such…

Sizing of the computing units for speech technologies

Relevance: 11%      Posted on: 2018-02-02

Best practices for good sizing of Phonexia technologies depend on a few facts: Intense work with large data sets requires good performance and bandwidth between RAM and CPU. It all depends on the size of the files with technological models data, usually loaded into RAM and used intensively for computing operations Always think only about physical cores of CPU (HT, VT features can't help in performance) Also seek for CPUs with a large L3 cache. And the better CPUs are those with higher l3_cache_size/#_of_physical_CPU_cores ratio. We currently assume that CPUs from the current Intel Xeon Family in the 4th generation…

How to configure STT realtime stream word detection parameters

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 2020-03-28

One of the improvements implemented since Speech Engine 3.24 is neural-network based VAD, used for word- and segment detection. This article describes the segmenter configuration parameters and how they are affecting the realtime stream STT results. The default segmenter parametrs are as shown below: [vad.online_segmenter:SOnlineVoiceActivitySegmenterI] backward_extensions_length_ms=150 forward_extensions_length_ms=750 speech_threshold=0.5 Backward- and forward extension are intervals in miliseconds, which extend the part of the signal going to the decoder. Decoder is a component, which determines what a particular part of the signal contains (speech, silence, etc.). Based on that, decoder also decides whether segment has finished or not. Unlike in file processing…

Voice Inspector – supporting technologies

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: 2019-06-28

Automatic Speaker Identification (SID) is the most important but not the only Phonexia technology that is implemented in Voice Inspector (VIN). Apart from SID, forensic experts, users of VIN, can benefit from automatic Signal-to-Noise Ratio calculation, Voice Activity detection, Phoneme search, and a Wave editor which incorporates the waveform, spectrum and power panel. Let's have a look on how to utilize individual technologies. Signal-to-Noise Ratio Recording quality can strongly influence the reliability of SID results and so the outcome of a forensic case. Therefore, VIN uses a module of Phonexia Speech Quality Estimation (SQE) to calculate the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)…

Measuring of a software processing speed – what is the FtRT (Faster than Real Time)

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 2019-10-30

Faster Than Real Time (FTRT) is metrics developed for defining software performance reference point. Using this metric you can collect "benchmark" data of real processing speed for reviewed software, which should be found - and reproduced - on exactly defined HW. Then, comparing various benchmarks result, you can compare performance of the specified software and its parts on different HW configurations. And vice versa - using the same metric you can compare software from different vendors on the same HW configuration and for the same processing task. We are recognizing two measurable metrics: Recording based FTRT is calculated from real…

Browser3 – Releases and Changelogs

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 2020-10-23

Phonexia Browser v3 (Browser3) is developed as client on top of Phonexia Speech Engine v3. Phonexia Browser is a successor of Phonexia Speech Intelligence Resolver v1 (SIR1). This page lists changes in Browser releases. Releases Changelogs Phonexia Browser v3.35.2, BSAPI 3.35.2 - Oct 21 2020 Public release Fixed: Speaker identification dialog in WaveEditor which did not work for SID4 Fixed detection of certain USB license tokens Phonexia Browser v3.35.0, BSAPI 3.35.0 - Oct 02 2020 Public release New: Compatibility with SPE 3.35 Phonexia Browser v3.30.12, BSAPI 3.30.11 - Aug 20 2020 Public release Fixed: Transcription results intermittently displays words in wrong…

Save Your Time

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 2017-06-22

If you start, the following posts might be interesting for you:   Phonexia Speech Platform is defined as an umbrella concept for all our products and services related to speech technologies. Main packages are Voice Biometrics and Speech Analytics.   Phonexia Browser PhxBrowser - application for quick tests and visualization of speech technologies results.   Speech Engine SPE3 - RESTfull API - it is adjustable server component which houses all speech technologies.   Other "good to start" pages: Academy is to help partners to understand the market, Phonexia’s products and technologies. Manuals Glossary

Speaker Identification (SID)

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 2019-06-13

Phonexia Speaker Identification uses the power of voice biometry to recognize speakers by their voice... i.e. to decide whether the voice in two recordings belongs to the same person or two different people. High accuracy of Speaker Identification, the Phonexia's flagship technology, has been validated in a NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluations. Basic use cases and application areas The technology can be used for various speaker recognition tasks. One basic distinction is based on the kind of question we want to answer. Speaker Identification is the case when we are asking "Whose voice is this?", such as in fake emergency calls.…

Performance of the Speaker Identification 4th generation (SID4): Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8124M

Relevance: 7%      Posted on: 2019-10-30

Benchmark goals Find realistic performance using total recording length Find FTRT based exactly on net_speech (engineering sizing data) Find system performance using all physical cores Find system performance using all logical cores Infrastructure setup Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8124M is used in virtual machine with 8 physical cores reserved exclusively for this VM, Hyper Threading is enabled [16 logical cores available], 32GB RAM, 30GB SSD based storage, 1000 I/O.s-1  reserved per core Benchmark data setup Data set statistic: Number of files: 32 [300 seconds each] RAW recordings length ∑: 9600 [sec] Net speech length ∑: 4224.77 [sec] In the data set…

How to convert STT confusion network results to one-best

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Confusion Network output is the most detailed Speech Engine STT output as it provides multiple word alternatives for individual timeslots of processed speech signal. Therefore many applications want use it as the main source of speech transcription and perform eventual conversion to less verbose output formats internally. This article provides the recommended way to do the conversion. Time slots and word alternatives: The recommended algorithm for converting Confusion Network (CN) to One-best is as follows: loop through all CN timeslots from start to end in each timeslot, get the input alternative with highest score and if it's not <null/> or…

Site Map

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 2017-06-23

Phonexia Speech Platform Phonexia Speech Platform for Enterprise Phonexia Speech Analytics (SAL) Phonexia Voice Biometrics (VBS) Phonexia Speech Platform for Government Phonexia Speech Analytics GOV (SAL.gov) Phonexia Voice Biometrics GOV (VBS.gov) Components and Tools Phonexia Speech Engine v3 Speech technologies available Phonexia Browser v3 Phonexia Voice Inspector v3 Speech Intelligence Resolver v1 End of Life Components & Tools Phonexia Voice Inspector v1 Knowledge Base Blog Case Studies Demos Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) How To… Lifetime Support Policies Manuals Presale Whitepapers and Presentations Product Briefs Developer Corner Code Examples Hints for App Design Hints for App Development List of Resources Phonexia…

Phonexia technologies introduction

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 2019-01-25

Core objective: Basic understanding of Phonexia speech technologies and products; typical use cases, implementations and deployment topologies Duration: 35 minutes intended for idea makers and product designers assumes generic knowledge of Phonexia and speech technologies in general Content 00:00 Introduction What information can we get from speech? Overview of basic use cases Phonexia Speech Platform brief 4:21 Phonexia technologies overview and their usages Filtering and supporting technologies 04:32 Speech Quality Estimation (SQE) 05:27 Voice Activity Detection (VAD) 06:37 Diarization (DIAR) 07:41 Age Estimation (AGE) 08:14 Waveform Denoiser Voice Biometrics technologies 08:56 Speaker Identification (SID) 10:18 Language Identification (LID) 11:10 Gender…

Components and Tools

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 2017-05-18

This section collect information about specific components and tools of our Speech Platform.   API RESTfull API - Phonexia Speech Engine v3 (SPE3) - recommended   Apps and Tools Phonexia Browser v3 (Browser3) Voice Inspector v4 (VIN4) Voice Inspector v3 (VIN3)   You might be interested to see also Product Portfolio or End of Life Components & Tools. You might also browse our product support lifecycle policy to see which of our versions are supported and maintained.

Voice Biometrics

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 2018-04-07

Overview Phonexia Voice Biometrics is a special edition of Phonexia Speech Platform which allows you to understand the nature of audio without having to listen to it. The product helps people to utilize the power of voice biometrics to verify speaker or identify crimes. The technologies reveals automatically WHO, what GENDER, what LANGUAGE is speaking, and many other metadata. Voice Biometrics - Typical Use-Cases Use case Speaker Verification is tailored to banks/insurance companies/money lending companies and others, where is needed to confirm if caller/voice in audio file is the same person who is known to the customer. For this use…

Phonexia Workflow

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 2019-08-06

Phonexia Workflow is a set of tools complementing Phonexia Speech Engine (SPE), which allow users to chain speech technologies into scenarios and process audio recordings automatically using these scenarios. Scenarios are programmed using uniform API which provides an abstraction over Phonexia Speech Engine application. Provided Phonexia Workflow scenarios: SalEssentials - Speech Analytics Essentials filters out low quality audio files, provides demographic information, age estimation and speech to text processing VbsEssentials - Voice Biometrics Essentials filters out low quality audio files, provides gender identification, age estimation and speaker identification  The scenario is a tiny Java application which interacts with Phonexia technologies…

Phonexia – introduction

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 2018-03-14

What we believe in At Phonexia, we find joy in pushing the boundaries of innovation in the field of speech technology by automating and simplifying solutions for many of today’s complex communication and security-strategic challenges. By providing our partners and customers with state-of-the art speech-technology software, we leverage the power, and data, in their voices. Who we are Phonexia is the only speech technology software manufacturer that reveals and leverages the most data in speech for enterprising trailblazers across the globe who want to discover and develop powerful new skills in a knowledge-based economy. We have more than 19 years…

What is a user configuration file and how to use it

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Advanced users with appropriate knowledge (gained e.g. by taking the Phonexia Academy Advanced Training) may want to finetune behavior of the technologies to adapt to the nature of their audio data. Modifying original BSAPI configuration files directly can be dangerous – inappropriate changes may cause unpredicatble behavior and without having a backup of the unmodified file it's difficult to restore working state. User configuration files provide a way to override processing parameters without modifying original BSAPI configuration files. WARNING: Inappropriate configuration changes may cause serious issues! Make sure you really know what you are doing. User configuration file is a…

Phonexia Browser

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 2017-05-18

About Phonexia Browser v3 (Browser v3) software that combines the power of speech technologies in a single desktop application. The application automatically  performs visualization of records as well as effective filtration of speech metadata uncovered from the user´s records. Speech technologies implemented: Speaker Identification (SID) Language Identification (LID) Gender identification (GID) Voice Activity Detection (VAD) Speaker Diarization (DIAR) Keyword Spotting (KWS, 10+ languages available) Speech Quality Estimator (SQE) Speech to Text (STT, 10+ languages available) Age Estimation (AGE) Browser v3 is a client application cooperating with Speech Engine v3 (SPE3). It is possible to use it as a client -…

Licensing (technical details)

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 2018-03-02

This document describes all licensing types for Phonexia product licensing available to our partners and customers. Each partner/customer can choose the licensing variant which best fits the current project or infrastructure. The document does not describe business conditions of Phonexia licensing. What is the License? The License is a formal agreement regarding “The Product Usage Rights” between Phonexia s.r.o. and a user of any Phonexia technology or Phonexia product. Licenses are issued by the Business Department for all speech technologies and products, and may be required in order to use utilities and tools developed by Phonexia or partners. For technical…

Terminology

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Document which briefly describes processes and relations in Phonexia Technologies with consideration on correct word usage.   SID - Speaker Identification Technology (about SID technology) which recognize the speaker in the audio based on the input data (usually database of voiceprints). XL3, L3,L2,S2 - Technology models of SID. Speaker enrollment - Process, where the speaker model is created (usually new record in the voiceprint database). Speaker model: 1/ should reach recommended minimums (net speech, audio quality), 2/ should be made with more net speech and thus be more robust. The test recordings (payload) are then compared to the model (see…

SPE3 – Quick Start Guide

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 2018-04-16

Do you want to run the SPE3 for the first time? This post can help you. Distribution, installation and configuration SPE is distributed by Phonexia in .zip archives. These are downloaded from Phonexia package manager using link provided by Phonexia employee. Installation is done by simple unzipping the content of the downloaded .zip archive to SPE installation folder. Configuration of SPE is done at two places. First is executable file ./phxadmin or .\phxadmin.exe serving to set file to configuration and license files configure speech technologies configure user accounts set up of few various setting Running the ./phxadmin or .\phxadmin.exe command…

Speaker Identification: Results Enhancement

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Speaker Identification (SID) Results Enhancement is a process that adjusts the score threshold for detecting/rejecting speakers by removing the effect of speech length and audio quality. This is achieved by use of Audio Source Profiles, that represent as closely as possible the source of the speech recording (device, acoustic channel, distance from microphone, language, gender, etc.). Although the out-of-the-box system is robust in such factors, several result enhancement procedures can provide even better results and stronger evidence. Audio Source Profile An Audio Source Profile is a representation of the speech source, e.g., device, acoustic channel, distance from microphone, language, gender,…

Voice Activity Detection

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 2018-04-02

Voice Activity Detection is a language-, domain- and channel-independent technology that identifies parts of audio recordings with speech content vs. non-speech content. It creates labels for speech and other signals in the recording; this can then serve as a decision point whether to process the recording by other technologies or not. VAD is usually part of rapid filtration process in deployment. Typical use cases are: detection of present or absent human speech for voice processing, filtering non-speech parts of the recording, filtering out recordings with not enough net speech to be processed by other technologies voice activated process, etc. The…

SPE configuration

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Basic explanation of configuration directives for SPE with hints & tips. Overview of phxspe.properties for beginners.

Software Vetting (Best Practice)

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 2017-06-15

The purpose of this document is to help client to satisfy their high security standards during integration of Phonexia software to their critical infrastructure. The vetting ensures that Phonexia software is not dangerous to the client’s infrastructure in any way. It means there are no backdoors, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, critical bugs, unwanted functionality, no information is sent outside the client’s infrastructure. Vetting context Speech technology is a very dynamic area with a very fast development. For example the speaker identification error rate decreases to half between each two evaluations organized by National Institute of Standards and Technology,…

Software Vetting

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 2018-04-06

The purpose of this document is to help client to satisfy their high security standards during integration of Phonexia software to their critical infrastructure. The vetting ensures that Phonexia software is not dangerous to the client’s infrastructure in any way. It means there are no backdoors, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, critical bugs, unwanted functionality, no information is sent outside the client’s infrastructure. Vetting context Speech technology is a very dynamic area with a very fast development. For example the speaker identification error rate decreases to half between each two evaluations organized by National Institute of Standards and Technology,…

Technical Training Essentials

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 2019-09-27

Core objective: Understanding technical essentials of using Phonexia technologies and products Duration: ~94 minutes (7 + 19 + 22 + 23 + 23 min chapters) intended for product architects or developers assumes you have already watched Phonexia technologies introduction video assumes understanding of working in command line REST API principles processing JSON or XML Introduction (7 min) technologies recap CLI, REST and GUI interfaces overview https://youtu.be/xzrHyyIl01s MODULE 1: Getting started with Speech Engine (19 min) Installation Technologies configuration Server and database configuration Users configuration Files processing Synchronous and asynchronous requests, results polling Stream processing https://youtu.be/4qrB-GfFdWY MODULE 2: Filtering and supporting…

Time Analysis

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Time Analysis Extraction (TAE) by Phonexia extracts base information from dialogue in a recording, providing essential knowledge about conversation flow. That makes it easy to identify long reaction time, crosstalk, or responses of speakers in both channels. This technology is only meaningful when used on recordings with 2 channels. As an answer to the TAE technology, SPE returns a json/xml file. This file includes general information about the technology and details of the time analysis. The technology can work either with a closed recording or with a stream. Monologue Describes the statistics of a recording related to one channel. channel…

Packages, Updates vs. Upgrades

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Our packages follow the bug-fix /updates / upgrades approach. Some packages are distributed with limited set of speech technologies or without speech technologies. Packages Our software is distributed as ZIP file. Installation procedure is matter of unzipping archive, reconfiguration and start of software. SPE and VIN package contains speech technologies (note: SPE might contain only selected technologies).  PhxBrowser does not contain speech technologies and it needs to be combined with SPE. The software is activated by licensing file. Updates vs. Upgrades Bugfix By bugfix we understand a fix of known problem without changing components or technology models. Bugfix changes only…

Keyword Spotting

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Phonexia Keyword Spotting (KWS) identifies occurrences of keywords and/or keyphrases in audio recordings. It can help you to get valuable information from huge quantities of speech recordings. You only need to specify the keywords or phrases you wish to find. This technology identifies all recordings with keyword occurrences and allows you to automatically route important recordings or calls to your experts. Typical use cases Call centers increase operator and supervisor efficiency by searching calls identify inappropriate expressions from operators check marketing campaigns with automatic script-compliance control Mass media and web search servers index and search multimedia by keyword route multimedia…

Time Analysis (TAE)

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Technology description Technology Time Analysis Extraction by Phonexia extracts base information from dialogue in a recording, providing essential knowledge about conversation flow. That makes it easy to identify long reaction time, crosstalk, or responses of speakers in both channels.  This technology is only meaningful when used on recordings with 2 channels. As an answer to the TAE technology, SPE returns a json/xml file. This file includes general information about the technology and details of the time analysis. The technology can work either with a closed recording or with a stream. Monologue Describes the statistics of a recording related to one…

Manuals

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This section collects links or locations of manuals for specific Phonexia Speech Platform components. API Phonexia Speech Engine REST API - SPE - latest version manual online (api_reference.html for your version is located in doc subdirectory in SPE folder or distribution ZIP) Brno Speech Application Interface v3 - BSAPI3 – latest version manual online Applications and Tools Phonexia Browser - PhxBrowser_manual.pdf is located in the root folder of the Browser application or distribution ZIP Phonexia Voice Inspector - VIN-manual.pdf is located in the root folder of the Voice Inspector application or distribution ZIP End of Life Products & Tools Speech

How to prepare for course?

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Partner is encourage to ask his Phonexia contact person to send Training Preparation Questioner. It will help Partner (and to Phonexia) to adjust the content of the technical training (see available courses here). to provide download link for the Phonexia products together with the evaluation license.   The Partner (and Phonexia) can manage expectation together based on the following questions:   1. Training expectations What are your expectations regarding this training? What content do you expect? Looking at the schedule - what are top priority topics? What format do you expect? (ppt, hands-on, discussion) Do you prefer paper copies for…

Prefiltering

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Prefiltering is a very important part of basically any speech technology architecture. These 2 technologies are very fast and can significantly decrease the load and increase the precision of the following technologies (the exact number depends on the type of your data), thanks to sorting out the files with unacceptable quality or not enough net speech. The 2 technologies in question are Speech Quality Estimation (SQE) and Voice Activity Detection (VAD).  

Voice Biometrics Course (technical training)

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The Voice Biometrics course consist of the following modules. Please ask your Phonexia contact for detailed description. (YES = this part is mandatory for course)   VBS course Required time [h] Block name Block description YES 0,5 Intro & Phonexia Portfolio Intro & Phonexia Portfolio YES 0,5 Project focus - Explain basic needs Partner project related discussion focused mainly to finalizing training topics and agenda YES 0,75 Apps Designing and Developing - Licensing Gives trainee knowledge about type of licensing, and how to use the license file YES 0,75 Technologies - Data gathering and Quality measurement - basic Data gathering…

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Keyword Spotting results explained

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This article aims on giving more details about Keyword Spotting outputs and hints on how to tailor Keyword Spotting to suit best your needs. Scoring Keyword Spotting works by calculating likelihoods that at a given spot occurs a keyword or just any other speech, and comparing those two likelihoods. The following scheme shows Background model for anything before the keyword (1), the Keyword model (2) and a Background model of any speech parallel with the keyword model (3). Models 2 and 3 produce two likelihoods – Lkw and Lbg (any speech = background). Raw score is calculated as log likelihood…

Voice Inspector – Interpretation of results

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Introduction Phonexia Voice Inspector (VIN) is a tool for forensic automatic speaker identification, compliant with the Methodological Guidelines for Best Practice in Forensic Semiautomatic and Automatic Speaker Recognition, published by the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes.  This post explains individual SID score types and ways to visualize the results in a speaker identification case implemented in Voice Inspector. Evidence In VIN, the term evidence has two meanings. In general, it refers to any SID score that the system calculates for any pair of recordings in the case. These scores are the output of the Phonexia SID technology which runs…

End of Life Components

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This section archive information about products, components and tools, we closed distribution and active technical support. End of Life Products & Tools: Speech Intelligence Resolver v1 (SIR1) Voice Inspector v1 (VIN1) API for C++ (BSAPI2)   You might also browse our product support lifecycle policy to see which of our versions are supported and maintained.  

Voice Activity Detection – Essential

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Phonexia Voice Activity Detection (VAD) identifies parts of audio recordings with speech content vs. nonspeech content. Technology Trained with emphasis on spontaneous telephony conversation The technology is language-, accent-, text-, and channel- independent Compatibility with the widest range of audio sources possible (applies channel compensation techniques): GSM/CDMA, 3G, VoIP, landlines, etc. Input Input format for processing: WAV or RAW (8 or 16 bits linear coding), A-law or Mu-law, PCM, 8kHz+ sampling Output Log file with processed information (speech vs. nonspeech segments) Segmentation The section Segmentation describes the results of VAD, which are segments of detected voice and silence. Segments are…

STT

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Phonexia Speech To Text, sometime also as Speech Transcription Technology (LVCSR based ASR technology)

PHR

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Phoneme recognizer – currently part of Keyword Spotting (Phonexia Keyword Spotting - acoustics based ASR, several tec...) technology in Phonexia Speech Engine  (REST Application Program Interface)

Phonexia Academy

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About Main idea of the Phonexia Academy is to help partners to understand the market, Phonexia’s products and technologies. Sell more, deliver your projects on time and at the highest quality, and support your clients effectively. We provide following trainings: Phonexia technologies introduction (online video course) Technical Training Essentials (online video course) Technical Training Advanced - 2 courses: Voice Biometrics Course (in-person, 2 days) Speech Analytics Course (in-person, 2 days) In Technical Training Advanced courses, we share best practices, detailed use-cases analysis, and hands on. Both courses are adjusted to our partners’ requests considering their typical projects. You might be…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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You might browse the FAQ by topic or tags: FAQ - complete list of posts tagged: Speech Engine v3 (SPE3) related tagged: Voice Biometrics (VBS) related tagged: Speech Analytics (SAL) related   Please leave us a comment, if you find any incompleteness and need more details.  

Difference between on-the-fly and off-line type of transcription (STT)

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Similarly as human, the ASR (STT) engine is doing the adaptation to an acoustic channel, environment and speaker. Also the ASR (STT) engine is learning more information about the content during time, that is used to improve recognition. The dictate engine, also known as on-the-fly transciption, does not look to the future and has information about just a few seconds of speech at the beginning of recordings. As the output is requested immediately during processing of the audio, recording engine can't predict what will come in next seconds of the speech. When access to the whole recording is granted during off-line transcription…

Browser

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Phonexia Browser is a powerful GUI tool for the Phonexia Speech Platform. It is designed for processing speech archives over Phonexia SPE.

Phonexia Voice Inspector v3

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About Phonexia Voice Inspector v3 (VIN3) provides police forces and forensic experts with a highly accurate speaker identification tool during investigation of criminal matters. It uses the power of voice biometry to automatically recognize speakers by their voice. Main features of the VIN3 application: Automatic speaker identification tool to strengthen results of the standard linguistics- and phonetics-based approach Scoring in Likelihood Ratio (LR) – result from a statistical test for a comparison of two hypotheses. The system returns a number from the interval <0, +∞>, which expresses how many times more likely the data are under one hypothesis than the…

VIN – Releases and Changelogs

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Phonexia Voice Inspector (VIN) is developed as a desktop application for forensic speaker comparison. This page lists changes in VIN releases. Releases Changelogs Voice Inspector v4.0.0, BSAPI 3.23.0 - Dec 11 2019 - VIN is available with L4 technology model - Other technology models (S2, L2, L3, XL3) are no longer supported - Added Diarization Technology (available in waveform editor) - Population Sets structure changed - Reworked dialog for population set management - Added possibility to set type of estimation of the Target distribution - Using population set to estimate Target distribution allows 1:1 comparison - Bug fixes Voice Inspector…

Workflow – Releases and Changelogs

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Phonexia Workflow is a set of tools complementing Phonexia Speech Engine (SPE), which allow users to chain speech technologies into scenarios and process audio recordings automatically using these scenarios. This page lists changes in Workflow releases. Changelogs == Phonexia Workflow v1 == Phonexia Workflow 1.4.1 (10/07/2019) - SPE 3.16 - 3.17 Support for IPv4 only (since SPE does not support IPv6) Configurable application webhook address in both Workflow Runner and Data Discovery Tool This address is auto-detected when no value is supplied - default In some cases like network specific configuration it might be necessary to configure it manually Rapid…

VP

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Voice Print – output from spoken speech extraction process of SID. Unique mathematical representation of the specific speaker or recording is created in form of the iVector (for SID generation 3) or xVector (Deep Embeddings for SID generation 4).

Error 1007: Unsupported audio format

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Phonexia Browser application may return error "1007: Unsupported audio format" during uploading audio file. Please consider if your audio files are in . But if you need use as input audio recordings in other formats, you can configure SPE for audio automated conversion. As prerequisite install external tool for audio conversion. Recommend is ffmpeg utility, powerful and well documented. Please find your distribution package at http://ffmpeg.org Then continue as described below: Using Phonexia Browser with embed SPE Open the Browser configuration dialog by click on button "Settings" located in tool ribbon. Select tab "Speech Engine" and configure SPE as described…

Speaker Diarization (DIAR)

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About DIAR Phonexia Speaker Diarization (DIAR) enables segmentation of voices in one monochannel audio record. Technology Trained with emphasis on spontaneous telephony conversation The technology is language-, accent-, text-, and channel- independent Compatibility with the widest range of audio sources possible (applies channel compensation techniques): GSM/CDMA, 3G, VoIP, landlines, etc. Input Input format for processing: WAV or RAW (8 or 16 bits linear coding), A-law or Mu-law, PCM, 8kHz+ sampling Output Log file with processed information (segmentation of speech, silence, and technical signals – ie. elimination of phone lines beeps, DTMF tones, music, pauses, etc.) Audio file extracted for each…

LDC

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Linguistic Data Consortium (Fisher English etc.) – Group of libraries, universities,… working with speech data.

TUTORIAL: Speaker Identification – How to Do a Basic Test

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Phonexia Speaker Identification is a voice biometry tool for recognition of speakers by their voice. In this video, we will show you how to start using this technology! You will learn how to create a "Speaker Model" to identify a speaker in a set of data. Ready to test it? Start with our video: What else is needed? 1. Phonexia Evaluation Package Evaluation package (download page) is consisting of Phonexia Browser and Phonexia Speech Engine including all necessary technologies. 2. Data We prepared the dataset for your testing. Package contains data for speaker model creation and speaker spotting too. The…

LVCSR

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Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition

SAL

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Phonexia Speech Analytics (formerly named SPAS)

Get better support

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This page highlights advices based on the previous experience. If you have any suggestions or correction regarding the innovation of the tech support, please let us know. The Frequently asked questions and Lifetime Support Policies sections prepared for you on Partner Portal could also be of interest to you. Any errors should be tested on the latest version of the product. Please ask your Phonexia contact for a link to download the latest version.   Before submitting issue/ticket... Any errors should be tested on the latest version of the product. Please ask your Phonexia contact for a link to download…

SIR

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Speech Intelligence Resolver – predecessor of Phonexia Browser

Q: How can I add new language to LID?

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A: There are multiple methods to train a new language, please see article in Components > Speech Technologies > LID.

SPE

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Phonexia Speech Engine (RESTfull API)

Q: Please give me a recommendation for LID adaptation set.

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A: The following is recommended: For adding new language to language pack 20+ hours of audio for each new language model (or 25+ hours of audio containing 80% of speech) Only 1 language per record For adapting the existing language model (discriminative training) 10+ hours of audio for each language May be done on customer site. May be done in Phonexia using anonymized data (= language-prints extracted from a .wav audio)

SQE

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Phonexia Speech Quality Estimator

Q: I can’t manage to run Phonexia Browser software. I always get an error.

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I always get the same error messages: unable to connect to the SPE unable to start the localhost: giving up and kill the localhost. A: It might be because the initialization of SPE engine is too long. Phonexia Browser software treats it as initialization failure and kills the server. You can proceed as follows: Increase timeout in Settings > Speech Engine tab > First connection timeout Use fewer instances of technologies Use smaller models of technologies

Gender Identification

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Gender Identification is a language-, domain- and channel-independent technology that uses the acoustic characteristics of the recording to determine the gender of the speaker in question. This technology is able to distinguish between two genders: Male (M) and Female (F). Minimum of speech signal for identification: 9+ sec recommended Output scoring: likelihood ratio and percentage metric (0-100%) Typical use cases: filtering calls by gender, playing advertisement focused on specific gender, getting quick demographic analysis of the recordings. The speed of Gender Identification is up to 150 FtRT (depending on the model).

Q: What languages do you offer?

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It depends on the technology. Phonexia Language Identification (LID) is pre-trained for 30+ languages. Phonexia Keyword Spotting (KWS) and Phonexia Speech Transcription (STT) for 10+ including English, French, German, Russian or American Spanish.

Privacy Policy

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Phonexia s.r.o. with registered seat at Chaloupkova 3002/1a, 612 00 Brno, Czech Republic, is a developer and provider of speech technologies software products and related services. We appreciate your visit on our websites and we are pleased that you are interested in our software products and related services. We conform our data use to the European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This Privacy Policy should help you to understand how we as a data controller gather, use and protect your personal information. 1. COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION When you sign up for a Phonexia Account to allow you using…

ASR

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Automatic Speech Recognition (several technologies possible see LVCSR, STT or KWS)

Speaker Diarization

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Speaker Diarization labels segments of the same voice(s) in one mono channel audio record based by the individual speaker´s voice. It is a language-, domain- and channel-independent technology. It performs not only the segmentation of speakers, but of technical signals and silence as well. The outputs of the technology can be both log file with labels and/or split audio files/one new multichannel audio file. The correct speaker diarization is still research task nowadays. Typical use cases: Preprocessing for other speech recognition technologies, labeling the parts of the utterance according to the speakers, splitting telephone conversation recorded in mono into several…

BSAPI

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Brno Speech Application Programming Interface

Designing and Developing Application

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Before designing and developing the application, we encourage Partner to find clear answer for the following questions: Customer requirements: Do my customers need file processing (audio) or stream processing in real time? What is the human power of the customer that can analyze the results? How many minutes per day or streams in parallel do my customer need to process? What are real benefits for customer (finding the needle in haystack, approaching new information, processing only few data with highest possible accuracy)? How the solution match the current processes and infrastructure of the customer? How many false alarms are acceptable…

FtRT

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Faster than the Real Time – processing speed on 1 instance of the speech technology. Can be described also as "X min of audio archive to be processed in Y min of the real time".

Phonexia End User License Agreement

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Please read the terms and conditions of this End User License Agreement (the “Agreement”) carefully before you use the Phonexia proprietary software providing speech solutions, technologies and accompanying services (the “Software”) delivered and marketed by Phonexia s.r.o.

KWS

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Phonexia Keyword Spotting - acoustics based ASR, several technologies possible, language dependent

Account

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