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Google Cloud Speech API client library

Project description

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The Cloud Speech API enables developers to convert audio to text by applying powerful neural network models. The API recognizes over 80 languages and variants, to support your global user base.

Quick Start

In order to use this library, you first need to go through the following steps:

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.
  2. Enable billing for your project.
  3. Enable the Cloud Speech API.
  4. Setup Authentication.


Install this library in a virtualenv using pip. virtualenv is a tool to create isolated Python environments. The basic problem it addresses is one of dependencies and versions, and indirectly permissions.

With virtualenv, it’s possible to install this library without needing system install permissions, and without clashing with the installed system dependencies.

Supported Python Versions

Python >= 3.4

Deprecated Python Versions

Python == 2.7. Python 2.7 support will be removed on January 1, 2020.


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
source <your-env>/bin/activate
<your-env>/bin/pip install google-cloud-speech


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
<your-env>\Scripts\pip.exe install google-cloud-speech

Example Usage

from import speech_v1
from import enums

client = speech_v1.SpeechClient()

encoding = enums.RecognitionConfig.AudioEncoding.FLAC
sample_rate_hertz = 44100
language_code = 'en-US'
config = {'encoding': encoding, 'sample_rate_hertz': sample_rate_hertz, 'language_code': language_code}
uri = 'gs://bucket_name/file_name.flac'
audio = {'uri': uri}

response = client.recognize(config, audio)

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