Product updates

New features and improvements to Speechly spoken language understanding API and client libraries

November 29, 2021

  • Dashboard: New sign-up flow and new application configuration view.
  • Speechly API: New data centers in the US (east and west coasts), UK and Singapore. This reduces transcript latency in client applications.
  • Client libraries and demos: All of our open-source Client libraries, example applications, and demos are now in the same GitHub repository. Our developer community engagement will in the future be focused around this repository.
  • Other small improvements and bugfixes.

November 1, 2021

  • React Voice Form Components: A new UI library with multi-modal browser widgets that can be controlled with speech, tap, pointer, and keyboard. Available with npm. Documentation here.
  • Speechly Web UI Components: Latest version adds support for “Tap-to-Talk” feature. A short tap on the microphone button will start recording, and the connection is closed automatically when the user stops talking.
  • Speechly Command Line Tools: Version 0.5.4 introduces functionality for evaluating a deployed Speechly configuration using a list of test utterances (text only). Documentation here.

October 8, 2021

September 6, 2021

  • Speechly API Improved handling of initial latency when streaming audio to a new app_id, improved handling of client connections.
  • SLU Engine New Standard Variable and Entity Type for handling (US style) street addresses.
  • Speechly CLI Tool Version 0.4.2 released.
  • Browser client Version 1.0.17 released (with automatic gain control of audio)
  • Several small other improvements and bugfixes across all services

June 18, 2021

  • Speechly API A new and improved load balancer.
  • Browser client Version 1.0.15, better handling of audio capture and websockets.
  • Various bugfixes

May 25, 2021

  • ASR improvements New baseline ASR model.
  • Dashboard The dashboard now has a button (“SHOW SAMPLE”) that displays a set of random example utterances generated from the given SAL configuration.
  • Web UI components Major update with a unified API for both JS and React, a new TranscriptDrawer component with just-in-time usage hints for an improved user onboarding experience, a listening prompt to indicate when the app is listening, and a developer-triggerable command to acknowledge that an utterance was received.

May 11, 2021

  • Browser client v1.0.13, stability improvements.
  • SLU engine Make entity and intent detectors more robust against inadvertent non-device-directed speech.
  • Speechly CLI Tool Version 0.4.1, show amount of annotated audio for each app_id.

April 23, 2021

  • Speechly CLI Tool Version 0.4, with support for displaying utterance statistics for each app_id.
  • Documentation Major update to developer documentation.
  • Small bugfixes Several fixes to handling entities and segments.

April 9, 2021

  • iOS client Version 0.3 released, includes update UI components and other improvements.
  • Project-based login Support for logging in using a project_id. This allows an application to easily switch between app_ids.

March 19, 2021

  • SLU engine Update to entity detection model with increased accuracy.
  • Documentation More examples of gRPC API usage.
  • Browser client More robust audio recording.
  • ASR improvements New baseline ASR model.
  • Small bugfixes

March 5, 2021

  • Training time estimates Changed the way how we estimate deployment times when training the models.
  • Playground Pressing ‘alt’ temporarily enables the Try-button so that one can use the Playground with an old model while a new one is being trained.
  • Model deployment More robust training infrastructure that reduces model training times in certain situations.

February 22, 2021

  • iOS UI Components Ready-made UI components for microphone and transcript for hastened development on iOS.
  • Android Client An Android client for easy integration with Speechly is now available. The Android client enables quick and efficient development of Speechly applications for native Android applications.
  • Support for new entities Support for natural time expressions such as “fifteen thirty”, “20 past nine” or “5 minutes after midnight” with $SPEECHLY.TIME standard variable and entity type Time.
  • Minor bugfixes Better support for long utterances, Other fixes

February 8, 2021

  • Debugging models in Speechly CLI tool New debugging feature in Speechly CLI tool displays example utterances for a given configuration and calculates statistics about occurrences of intents and entities.
  • Support for unadapted ASR Typically Speechly SLU models are adapted for a specific use case, which helps improve speech recognition accuracy. Now you can also use unadapted ASR for pure transcription use cases. You can test the speech recognition performance here
  • Support for new entities Speechly Annotation Language supports natively phone numbers, emails, person names and website addresses. This enables developers to easily build voice experiences that contain these data types, for example something like “Add contact with name Jack Johnston and email address jack dot johnston at gmail dot com”
  • Minor bugfixes

January 25, 2021

  • Improved audio handling in browser clients Streaming audio and handling API results is done by using multiple threads for improved performance. Main UI thread is never blocked by Speechly, resulting in a faster UI.
  • Minor bugfixes

January 11, 2021

  • ASR Improvements New baseline model for speech recognition improves ASR accuracy in all use cases.
  • Improvements to ASR adaptation Utterances that are out of domain (ie. no example utterances provided in the model configuration) now have better speech recognition results.

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Last updated by Antti Ukkonen on November 29, 2021 at 10:18 +0200

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