The Cloud Speech API enables easy integration of Google speech recognition technologies into developer applications. Send audio and receive a text transcription from the Cloud Speech API service.
Using the client library
Set up authentication with a service account so you can access the API from your local workstation.
Install the client library:
npm install --save @google-cloud/speech
Try an example:
// Imports the Google Cloud client libraryconst speech = ;const fs = ;// Creates a clientconst client = ;// The name of the audio file to transcribeconst fileName = './resources/audio.raw';// Reads a local audio file and converts it to base64const file = fs;const audioBytes = file;// The audio file's encoding, sample rate in hertz, and BCP-47 language codeconst audio =content: audioBytes;const config =encoding: 'LINEAR16'sampleRateHertz: 16000languageCode: 'en-US';const request =audio: audioconfig: config;// Detects speech in the audio fileclient;
Samples are in the
samples/ directory. The samples'
has instructions for running the samples.
|Sample||Source Code||Try it|
|Speech Recognition||source code|
|Speech Recognition v1p1beta1||source code|
The Speech API Node.js Client API Reference documentation also contains samples.
This library follows Semantic Versioning.
This library is considered to be General Availability (GA). This means it is stable; the code surface will not change in backwards-incompatible ways unless absolutely necessary (e.g. because of critical security issues) or with an extensive deprecation period. Issues and requests against GA libraries are addressed with the highest priority.
More Information: Google Cloud Platform Launch Stages
Contributions welcome! See the Contributing Guide.
Apache Version 2.0
- Speech API Documentation
- Speech API Node.js Client API Reference
Read more about the client libraries for Cloud APIs, including the older Google APIs Client Libraries, in Client Libraries Explained.