Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products (TM) N.V. is the company responsible for the development of the program called Lernout & Hauspie Continuous Speech Recognition API. It is a language support application that is able to detect different types of continuous speech as used in computer systems and networks.
The ideal program users are those who are utilizing language specific computer programs which are connected to microphones. The program allows its users to speak words into a live action microphone and these get picked up by the Lernout & Hauspie Continuous Speech Recognition API which then translates them into readable text. The application works with several languages including Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Spanish, German, and French. The company is continuously developing new language recognition updates.
With the Lernout & Hauspie Continuous Speech Recognition API, the user has the ability to convert the inputted text, when in Chinese characters, into the complex or simplified version. The application was developed using actual speech samples from proficient users of the different languages that it caters to. This allowed the developers to incorporate slang or street credible words and phrases into the mix allowing for a more realistic conversational element. Users need not be so formal for the system to recognize what they are saying.