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Speech to Text using AWS Transcribe

Cloud-based platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers users on-demand cloud computing services. A few of the resources provided by AWS are cloud computing services, networking, data storage facilities, different types of APIs and plugins, and many more. The blog will be laser-focused on the Amazon Web Service Transcribe using Python and its alternatives in the market. This blog will also consist of all the associated knowledge needed for a better understanding of AWS Transcribe.

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What is AWS Transcribe?

What is AWS Transcribe?

In the first section of our blog, we are going to discuss the topic in detail. Amazon Transcribe is a new release in the field of text-to-speech which happens to be highly scalable.

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Why AWS Transcribe?

Why AWS Transcribe?

In this part of the blog, we’ll go over the reasons why you should give Amazon web Service Transcribe more thought in this rapid technological advancement. Read the points provided below to learn how this new release has surpassed the previous best in the market. There are several situations where we can use Amazon Transcribe more effectively compared to its competitors.

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Speech-to-Text: What and Why

Speech-to-text software was initially designed for desktop environments, but the rise of mobile devices has made the developers of developing the same applications for mobile devices.

Accessing AWS Transcribe

This part is the heart of the blog here. We will discuss the ways how you can access it, read the portion thoroughly as this is our final dive into the topic.

There are two ways to access it. The first one is AWS Console and the second is using Python SDK. In the blog, we are discussing the second way of accessing it.

For this tutorial, we are using Python3. Check out the below-mentioned codes. We will be using software like Google Colab, GitHub, and any python IDE.

AWS Transcribe Pricing

AWS Transcribe Pricing

In this part of the blog, we are going to discuss the pricing scheme of Amazon Web Service Transcribe.

AWS Transcribe vs Google Speech-to-Text

AWS Transcribe vs Google Speech-to-Text

Check out the below-prepared table for the differentiating features between AWS Transcribe and Google Speech-to-Text.

Parameters AWS Transcribe Google Speech-to-Text
Languages supported It supports a lessers amount of languages as compared with Google Speech-to-text. It supports around 119 different languages which include 13 variations of English accent, and 9 linguistic languages spoken in India.  
Programming languages It supports Python, Node.js, Java, C++, C#, PHP, and Ruby. It supports .NET, Goes, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, and Ruby.
Privacy features Users don’t have the option to disable the data logging option. Users have the option of disabling the data logging option.
Audio format Amazon Transcribe accepts audio input in FLAC, MP3, MP4, or WAV formats. The input audio file’s language and format must be specified. In Google Speech, the audio file can be FLAC, AMR, PCMU, or WAV. Also, SDKs are available for C#, Go, Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, and Ruby.
Vocabulary support It allows users to have a customized vocabulary as per their needs.   It has a very large vocabulary but it does not allow users to have a custom vocabulary option.
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Additional features Emoticon dictations are  absent. Emoticon dictations are present.

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Congratulations on finishing the blog, where we discussed Amazon Transcribe, how to access it using Python, and the costs associated with utilizing it. It is a service launched by Amazon based on AWS, which is outshining its most promising rivals in the market and has shown exponential growth after its release. It has shown potential growth over a period of time and it is here to stay in the market.

Utilizing Amazon Transcribe as a service will be beneficial for businesses that process audio files and want a transcription service to perform analysis on the audio. With this last statement about Amazon Web Service Transcribe, we end the blog here, I hope you learned something new.

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