How Amazon Transcribe works - Amazon Transcribe

How Amazon Transcribe works

Amazon Transcribe converts speech to text. A basic transcription request produces a transcript that contains data about the transcribed content, including confidence scores and timestamps for each word or punctuation mark. For a complete list of features that you can apply to your transcription, refer to the feature summary.

Transcription methods can be separated into two main categories:

  • Batch transcription jobs: Transcribe media files that have been uploaded into an Amazon S3 bucket.

  • Streaming transcriptions: Transcribe media streams in real time.

You can create batch transcriptions using the AWS CLI, AWS Management Console, and various AWS SDKs.

You can create streaming transcriptions using the AWS Management Console, HTTP/2, WebSockets, and various AWS SDKs.

API operations to get you started