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Re: Is the google speech recognition and text to speech engine under free license?

From: Glen Shires <gshires@google.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:27:46 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEE5bchZ77RLqqbENX6nXqiSscV-9e1f8yAi_kq3_s1-R6v1SA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>
Cc: Andre Roeder <andreroeder.online@gmail.com>, "public-speech-api@w3.org" <public-speech-api@w3.org>
To clarify, commercial apps that use the Web Speech
be used on browsers that support it, such as Chrome (for complete
details, see the Terms of Service in the About menu).

More info on the Google Translate API is at

The speech-api URL you mentioned is not an official API, and it's totally
unsupported, and it may disappear at any time.

Glen Shires

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>wrote:

> Andre,
> You found the mailing list for the HTML5 speech API, a web standard that
> will hopefully be supported in all web browsers eventually. Chrome already
> supports the speech recognition part of the API, and it supports the
> synthesis part of the API behind a flag.
> The APIs you linked to are Google-specific APIs, they have nothing to do
> with this list.
> The first API (speech-api, for speech recognition) is only for personal
> and development use. You can't use it to build a public service, commercial
> or non-commercial. You can find out more information here:
> https://developers.google.com/apis-explorer/#p/
> The second API is an internal API used by Google Translate. It's not an
> official API, and it's totally unsupported, and it may disappear at any
> time.
> Hope that helps,
> - Dominic
> On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 3:30 AM, Andre Roeder <
> andreroeder.online@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I look around in the internet for an answer and found your website.
>> Hopefully you can help me. I want to programm a small solution using the
>> google speech recognition (http://www.google.com/speech-api/v1/recognize?)
>> and the google text to speech engine (
>> http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?).
>> Do you know if this webservices are under free licenses? Is it okay that
>> I use the api in my personal (non comercial) use? Is there an official
>> statement from google?
>> I hope you can help me!
>> Thank in advance!
>> Greetings from Germany
>> Andre Roeder
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