The Importance of Brazilian Portuguese

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 09:22

Ed Miller

As our relationship with our partners mature, we find ourselves influenced to create and develop for their needs.  We do not build something in hopes that our partners will buy it.  We listen carefully to those around us and develop to their needs after the proper qualification is secured.  Recently there has been a flurry of activity in Central and South America and especially in Brazil.  One of our larger partners who have fully integrated our software into their platform, requested we develop a Brazilian Portuguese acoustic model.  Given our willingness to please and our understanding of the market potential of undertaking such a venture, we recently agreed and added this to our ever growing list of languages.  We used a novel approach to developing this model that we have been researching for quite some time and we think should satisfy most speech recognition applications.

The Brazilian economy is in a state that presents a favorable opportunity to increase automation to maximize their efficiencies. To answer this urgent call, LumenVox has expanded its ASR offering by creating a Brazilian Portuguese language model which will bring the number of ASR languages to 8 and the number of TTS languages to 23.  Today LumenVox covers all of the America’s from Cape Horn to Cape Columbia and everywhere in between!

We will be doing a lot more with the Asian TTS languages in the future, once we figure out how to deal with some of the double byte issues in our Media Server.  We just entered into QA with our new version so we should be able to share some details with you on this in just a few weeks.