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November 28, 2022
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Can speech recognition tools really help us write and speak better? Many people work on their writing skills to seem more eloquent and persuasive. What if there were tools to help you do the same quicker?

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How can speech recognition tools help us write and speak better?

There are many tools available, based on speech analysis for those who want to improve their writing and speech skills. Some of these tools are designed for writers, others instead for speakers.

An artificial intelligence tool can improve the process of writing and oral expression and work as a personal coach for our language skills.

Here are some categories of AI tools that are suitable for this job:

Grammar Checkers

These are the software that assist human writers by monitoring their work and providing feedback on errors in the written text. Grammatical correctors are software programs that can help improve the quality of writing. Some are free, others are for a fee. You can use these tools to find grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style errors. They can also be used as tools to teach students to write correctly.

Speech Checkers

They are the software that control what you say and how you say it. There are many people who still do not know how words are spoken in different languages that they aren’t native of. That’s why many companies and organisations use software that helps improve this quicker. These programs provide feedback on the tone, intonation, stress, and volume as well as signalling the presence of too many filling words.

Let’s take a closer look.

Grammar Checkers: Spelling and grammar checking based on artificial intelligence

Making grammatical mistakes can be embarrassing. It certainly becomes difficult to communicate with colleagues if you make too many mistakes and what you write becomes difficult to understand.

Many people are afraid to write because they are not sure of their own knowledge in grammar or spelling. However, with the help of artificial intelligence-based spelling and grammar correctors, they can write without distress.

These tools can detect errors and provide corrections. That way, people can write more securely without worrying about making many mistakes.

Tools such as Grammarly, based on text analysis and optimisation via NLP and NLU, can suggest corrections and even a better way to write the same sentence. The different tones of voice, formal, informal, and mail allow us to go beyond the simple correction. This lets us look more professional and comprehensible.

Not only do less grammatical errors make us more confident of ourselves, but improving writing skills helps us to be accepted in multilingual workplaces as well.

Learning a second language is difficult and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is a simpler way to improve quickly and with less effort.

Speech Checkers: Speech recognition tools for writing and speaking better

Speech recognition tools are usually more known to help you write faster. 

In fact, content dictation allows you to type at up to three times the speed you can use with a keyboard and voice recognition tools can be used in many different ways to improve your language skills. Speech recognition tools can help you perform the following tasks easily: 

– Translate text from one language to another;

– Recognise the speech and convert it into the text; and

– Transcribe audio recordings.

How Language Recognition Tools Can Improve Public Speech

First, by transcribing exactly what has been said, they allow us to check our grammatical correctness in speech. By reviewing, we can more clearly see repetitions, grammatical errors, and non-standard expressions that weigh up our presentation in public. 

Secondly, speech recognition tools often provide speed, tone, and intonation. This allows us to analyse whether we are talking too quickly or with a too high tone of voice that creates anxiety or confusion for our audience. The speed with which we speak brings emotions to our audience.

Thirdly, you can see if you have any pronunciation problems, such as stuttering or other pronunciation issues. In fact, the transcription system will interpret the misspoken words differently and we will be able to improve ourselves. For example, CABOLO®, our real-time transcription and translation system based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology. It transcribes and aligns every single word recorded. This makes it easier to find the exact point you want to hear again to improve.

Finally, they can help us improve our ability to clarify repetition of filling words (uhm, that is, then, and so on) by detecting in the transcription. Those “filling” words badly affect our speech by making it less incisive and as well as showing our nervousness.

Training tools to speak well in public

Now, let’s look at some of the tools we can use to improve our speaking skills.

Yoodli coach

Yoodli is a free online software created by a collaboration between a start-up that bears its name, Google and the Allen Institute of AI. You can record your own audio or upload a pre-recorded one. The software analyses speech and evidence filling and non-inclusive words, if you are talking too fast or if you have difficulty in speaking.

UMMO App for iPhone

Ummo App is similar to Yoodli, again the app detects the filling words, speech speed, and uncertainty. Instead of being available from the site, it is only available for iPhones through the Apple Store.

CABOLO®, the intelligent transcription and translation system

With CABOLO®, you can record your meetings, keeping them private, or you can exercise your speech aloud, using the automatic transcription feature to identify where you can improve. 

One of the key features of CABOLO® is that it is a physical device, a local recorder that ensures maximum security and privacy while working completely offline.

There are many tools that provide voice coaching, however, when you are no longer testing but want to constantly improve from what you say in real conversations, not only in your native language but also in other languages CABOLO® fits to your needs the best.