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Bonjour! We’re Releasing an Enhanced French (beta) Speech-to-Text Language Model

Nick Martin December 12, 2022 in Product News

Bonjour! We’re Releasing an Enhanced French (beta) Speech-to-Text Language Model

We’re excited to now offer an Enhanced speech-to-text language model for French 🇫🇷! (Read on for details, including how to get access.)

French is spoken by over 300,000,000 (three hundred million) people worldwide; and, it's the third most-spoken language in the European Union (EU)? It's a lot of folks, to be clear! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce extended Deepgram's language support to our customers with our new Enhanced French model.

Give our French Language Model a Try

If you want to try out our Enhanced French speech-to-text model you can quickly create an account on Deepgram Console and we’ll give you $150 in free credits. Just select 'French' from the language menu when trying out our APIs! 

If you’re already a Deepgram customer, you can call the Enhanced French model using the following arguments:

  • model=general

  • tier=enhanced

  • version=beta

  • language=fr

You can see an example of a full API call using these arguments below.

Example API call

curl \
  --request POST \
  --header 'Authorization: Token YOUR_DEEPGRAM_API_KEY' \
  --header 'Content-Type: audio/wav' \

  --data-binary @youraudio.wav \
  --url 'https://api.deepgram.com/v1/listen?language=fr&tier=enhanced&model=general&version=beta'

What Can Developers Do with a French Speech-to-Text Language Model?

  • Pair it with a Phone Call model to transcribe recordings from your European call center.

  • Pair it with a Meetings model to understand the topics commonly discussed by customers.

  • Create an Agent Assist solution to increase the productivity of your European sales team.

How to Benefit from Deepgram's Enhanced French Language Model

  • Accurately transcribe French speakers with our Phone Call, Meeting, Voicemail, and Conversational AI use case models.

  • Many developers see upwards of 90% accuracy, depending on their use case.

  • Available for pre-recorded and streaming (getting started guide).

  • Transcribe on-premises or through the Deepgram Cloud.

  • Use in conjunction with speech understanding features such as Diarization (docs), Summarization, Topic Detection, and more.

There's so Much More to Come

As our customers leverage Deepgram’s world-class speech API to expand their markets, we work together with them to create new models for the languages they need. We’ll continue to support the expansion of our EU language capabilities in the coming months to support our growing global customer base.

To learn more about the dozens of other languages and use cases Deepgram enables, please see the Language page in our documentation. And if you'd like to speak with someone about your project for diving in, please reach out! We welcome your feedback, please share it with us at https://www.deepgram.com/feedback.🇫🇷00,000,000

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