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Speech Service

  1. Confidence score on word level

    The lack of a confidence score on word level feature is a show stopper for my company's project. It would be extremely useful for us to have the confidence score included within "Words" list , which consist of words and their timestamps.

    According to this answer: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4979ca92-aa0f-4d09-b010-fc2eeb1bde80/speech-results-confidence-score-on-word-level?forum=AzureCognitiveService#8ae67445-4e23-49ea-b694-a8d877dc2dd0
    the feature is not public and we suspect that it could be provided quickly.

    I'd be grateful for each vote for this idea!

    15 votes
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  2. 6 votes
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  3. Neural TTS in french

    Hi,

    The new neural text 2 speech feature looks amazing, but one language is missing : French :)

    I don't know if it something on the list, or if it is coming soon, but I'm waiting for this feature to switch from Google Wavenet.
    I'm pretty sure that the french voice generated by this new neural TTS by MS Cognitive service will be a game changer.

    The french language is complex, the emphasis, the punctation etc... but if MS can provide the same awesome quality as they have done in english... we will be able to build something incredible...

    5 votes
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  4. Xamarin Android & Xamarin IOS SDK

    There are no Xamarin Android & Xamarin IOS SDK for the latest custom speech used by Microsoft.

    We hope we can use the SDK ASAP, since we think Xamarin is one of the Microsoft core product and widely used.

    5 votes
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  5. Please support spelling words

    Let's say I'm building an application where I want to know a user's name or address. Whereas I can find the address online, the name might be something unique.

    In this case, I'd like to let the user spell his name to the speech service. However, the results are not very good currently.

    I'd love if there was an option to tell the cognitive services that I'm spelling something or that I only send letters to it.

    Adding a LUIS model or custom intents to the recognizer didn't improve the results either. Very clear names always lead to some characters…

    4 votes
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  6. Add support for other audio formats and bitrates

    Add support for other audio formats and bitrates

    4 votes
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  7. LUIS Reference Grammar ID fails West Europe when included

    For West Europe region, the service is returning "Specified grammar type is not supported!" when we pass in LUIS reference grammar ID (a.k.a. IntentRecognizer).

    This causes the speech service to fail with a "WebSocket is already in CLOSING or CLOSED state." error when the LUIS reference grammar ID is passed in. If it is not included, the service works correctly.

    May be related to this issue in the Cognitive Services Speech SDK repo: https://github.com/Azure-Samples/cognitive-services-speech-sdk/issues/127

    3 votes
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  8. Support more languages/derivatives for Custom Voice Fonts

    Support more languages/derivatives for Custom Voice Fonts. In particular, I'm looking to create a custom voice for en-GB, and building it using en-US doesn't quite work. I would also be looking to create custom voices for other flavours of English, en-AU being a priority.

    3 votes
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  9. Is there a way to stream audio via WebSocket and get Speech to Text results AND get a copy of the recording on Azure Storage?

    We are currently using Bing Speech with LUIS, but looking to convert to Speech service.

    Right now we have multiple recorders that operate in the browser, Flash, WebRTC, HTML5.

    Each of these has to connect to Bing Speech to Text to get realtime translation and LUIS results to drive actions in the application. Additionally we are currently streaming the audio to Amazon S3. Ideally we would like to stream the audio only once, and have it picked up by Microsoft from Speech to Text AND be able to retrieve a URL for later use.

    Having to maintain two streams has…

    3 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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    Completed  ·  Allison Light responded

    Thanks for letting us know about the broken code! We’ve updated our documentation to link to the built-in Windows 10 Speech API which is the suggested way to call Speech API through UWP applications. You can read more about it using the links below.

    Documentation: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.media.speechrecognition.aspx.
    Sample: https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/SpeechRecognitionAndSynthesis

  11. ARM32 Support for Microsoft.CognitiveServices.Speech API (on Raspbian)

    I'd like to see the speech API coming to Raspberry PI, meaning having FULL ARM32 support for the linux implementation of this SDK. This would enable the raspi maker community to use Azure Speech seamlessly in their devices.

    2 votes
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  12. Norwegian language needs improvement in grammar

    Norwegian needs a grammatical rethink with regards to compound words.

    Currently in Norwegian we distinguish individual words by putting spaces between them, so for instance when I mention to the speech-to-text-service the console window ("konsollvindu" in Norwegian), it outputs it as "konsoll vindu" with a space between the words.

    This.

    Must.

    Absolutely.

    Be.

    Fixed.

    I am a linguist by degree. Please hire me to fix this if you need help, because you really do.

    2 votes
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  13. audio+transcription not available

    For training a model, I only have access to use "related text" and not audio+transcription.

    2 votes
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  14. Add support for KWS on IOS

    Add support for wake word detection on IOS platform

    2 votes
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  15. Mark Labels for TTS Speech API

    Azure Speech API should offer json mark labels for Text to Speech audio. This allows developers to use the audio file and the json mark labels to create audio tracking text in the app. The competitor has a similar solution. I found Azure TTS to be superior but am forced to use the competitor's solution due to lack of json mark labels. Speech mark labels should be in json format and available for all languages. It should provide information such as the begin and end timestamp of each sound to the text, phrase and sentences.

    2 votes
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  16. Samples

    I haven't been able to find samples of the TTS anywhere.

    2 votes
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  17. Connector for PowerApps

    Please provide a connector which can be used in PowerApps.

    I have tried to use the service from the demo in an azure function, but this fails currently by an unknown error :(

    2 votes
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  18. GovCloud - Cognitive Services Endpoints in overview

    It would be beneficial for GovCloud users to have secure access a list of available endpoints for the service listed under the overview instead of just the token issuing endpoint forcing one to comb through out of date documentation trying to find the secured GovCloud endpoints.

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  19. Azure TTS Cognitive Service Voice Limit Issue

    I am very new to learn cognitive services of Text-to-Speech (TTS) of Microsoft Azure. I successfully able to convert the given text into an audio file by using TTS services of Azure. It works fine when I'm having a single voice element in my SSML XML document. The example of working SSML is;

    <speak version="1.0" xml:lang="en-US">
    
    <voice xml:lang="en-US" xml:gender="Male" name="en-US-Jessa24kRUS">
    Hello, this is my sample text to convert into audio?
    </voice>
    </speak>

    But, when I'm having multiple voice tags(on gender base), then it causes an error. The SSML of it is:

    <speak version="1.0" xml:lang="en-US">
    
    <voice xml:lang="en-US" xml:gender="Male" name="en-US-Guy24kRUS"> What’s your
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  20. Voice has changed

    Something changed with the zh-CN-XiaoxiaoNeural voice - the 'sentiment' expression no longer works, as of a few days ago. Using exactly the same code, but the output is quite different (no longer sounds sentimental). Was an update posted? If so, where do we find a list of changes?

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