Philips SpeechLive for Multi-Speaker Meetings - Speech-to-Text & Speaker Diarisation

Philips SpeechLive for Multi-Speaker Meetings - Speech-to-Text & Speaker Diarisation

Unlocking the Power of Philips SpeechLive for Multi-Speaker Meetings

The Magic of Speech-to-Text and Speaker Diarisation

In today’s digital and dispersed fast-paced world, efficient and accurate documentation of meetings and interview is crucial. Whether it’s for legal purposes, project management, or maintaining records, having a reliable way to convert speech to text can save time and ensure that important details are not lost. Philips SpeechLive, with its advanced speech-to-text capabilities, offers a robust solution for transforming multi-speaker meeting audio into clear, organised text. One of the standout features in this domain is “Speaker Diarisation.” Let’s delve into what Speaker Diarisation is and how it enhances the utility of Philips SpeechLive for your transcription needs.

Philips Speechlive Speech-to-Text convert meeting interview audio to text with time coding and speaker diarization

What is Speaker Diarisation?

Speaker Diarisation is the process of partitioning an audio stream into segments according to who is speaking. Essentially, it answers the question: “Who spoke when?” This technology is particularly useful in multi-speaker environments, such as business meetings, conferences, and interviews, where distinguishing between different voices is essential.

How Does Speaker Diarisation Work?

Philips Speechlive speech-to-text for multi speaker meetings interviews with speaker diarization

Speaker Diarisation involves several sophisticated steps, note Australian English is also supported:

1. Audio Segmentation: The audio stream is divided into smaller segments based on changes in voice characteristics. This initial segmentation does not yet identify speakers but prepares the audio for further analysis.

2. Feature Extraction: For each segment, features like pitch, tone, and speech patterns are extracted. These features help in distinguishing between different speakers.

3. Clustering: Segments with similar features are grouped together, effectively clustering the audio into different speaker segments.

4. Speaker Identification: If the system is equipped with pre-identified speaker profiles, it can assign segments to specific speakers. Otherwise, it simply differentiates between unknown speakers.

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Philips SpeechLive with Speech-to-Text

Philips SpeechLive leverages advanced speech recognition technologies to provide accurate transcription services. When integrated with Speaker Diarisation, Philips SpeechLive can transform up to 10 speaker multi-speaker audio recordings into text documents with clearly identified speakers. Here’s how it works:

1. Upload Your Audio: Start by uploading your multi-speaker meeting audio to Philips SpeechLive.

2. Automated Processing: The system processes the audio, applying Speaker Diarisation to segment and identify different speakers.

3. Speech Recognition: Each audio segment is converted into text using speech recognition technology.

4. Organised Output: The final output is a text document that clearly delineates who said what, making it easy to follow the conversation flow and identify contributions from different participants.

Here is an example we have created showing how to upload your multi speaker meeting audio and a sample of the transcript with multi-speaker identification and time coding:


Benefits of Using Philips SpeechLive for Multi-Speaker Meetings

Accuracy: By identifying and separating speakers, the transcription accuracy is significantly improved, reducing the chances of misattribution.

Time-Saving: Automated transcription with Speaker Diarisation saves countless hours compared to manual transcription.

Searchability: Having a text record of your meetings makes it easy to search for specific information or statements, enhancing productivity.

Accessibility: Text transcripts can be easily shared, edited, and reviewed, making information more accessible to all team members.

Practical Applications

Philips SpeechLive’s capabilities are versatile and can be applied across various sectors:

Business Meetings: Capture detailed minutes and action points without missing any speaker’s input.

Legal Proceedings: Ensure accurate representation of dialogues during depositions or client consultations.

Education: Record lectures or group discussions with clear speaker identification for better study materials.

 Journalism: Record interviews or press conferences and quickly convert audio to text for published content.


Philips SpeechLive, with its advanced speech-to-text technology and Speaker Diarisation, is a game-changer for quickly converting multi-speaker meeting audio into organised text. This not only enhances the accuracy of transcriptions but also saves time and effort, making it an invaluable tool for businesses, legal professionals, educators, journalists and more. Embrace the future of transcription and make your meetings or interviews more productive with Philips SpeechLive.

For more information on Philips SpeechLive and how it can revolutionise your transcription needs contact us for a Philips Speechlive free trial.

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