Azure Speech Recognizer Demo

since i wasn’t happy with the results of the SpeechRecognizer i shared over at VL.Speech i went on to try the azure one. this one is a cloud-service you need to get an api-key for. it does computation in the cloud and indeed works much better, even without any more noticable latency. also the full patch necessary, to get quick results is quite…manageable:

AzureSpeechRecognizerDemo.vl (19.3 KB)

also have a look at the other available cognitive services sdks (for vision, search, language and knowledge) that should all be similarly easy to access as the above. and then don’t forget to show us what you find…


Wait, so this implies that Kinect’s Azure features will be pretty much straight forward accessible in VL, right?

from what i saw so far, yes.

hey looks really promising!
vl beginner question here
not sure why it doesn’t work…no error shown in vl
key, region and microphone input looks good
any hint on how to debug it!

@circuitb have you tried with latest alpha ?

oui seb latest alpha here!

ah, weird, worked out of the box with my webcam’s mic here :/
could you provide more info on what’s going wrong ? I mean, it simply outputs nothing ?

and you got your own subscription key and entered it?

yep i try both keys… on win 8.1 and win 10 machines…
from a fresh new vvvv alpha install installing the Microsoft.Cognitive.Service.Speech
nuget 1.3.0
no luck so far!

Just tested this and got great results. If you install the newest Nuget, you can alsp use SpeechSynthesis!