Audio/Speech Interpretation


Hive offers a suite of audio-related products capable of moderating and extracting a wide range of information from your audio and video streams. Given a clip, our models can execute the following capabilities:

  • transcription: extract out all speech
  • speech moderation: detect undesirable speech
  • audio sound moderation: detect undesirable sounds
  • audio sound classification: identify different kinds of sounds
  • language classification: determine which language was spoken

Our customers currently use our products for a wide range of applications, from auditing social media videos, streams, and chat rooms, to doing brand-mention analysis on TV programs. Please read the below sections for more information on each of our products.

Speech-to-Text Transcription

Hive's Speech-to-Text API ingests an audio stream and returns each word that was spoken, along with a confidence score and timestamp for that word. We additionally return a fully punctuated transcript of the entire text. If you wish to use multiple languages, we also offer automatic language detection where you can pass in any audio clip and we'll identify/transcribe to the correct language automatically.

We currently support the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

The following languages will be out by end of year

  • Portuguese
  • French

These languages will be released in 2022 [tentative list that will grow over time]:

  • German
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Arabic
  • Hindi

We are actively working on adding in new languages. If you are interested in a language that is not currently supported, please contact [email protected]

Speech Moderation

Hive offers a speech moderation API built on top of our speech-to-text and text moderation models. Through one endpoint, Hive Speech Moderation will return back all the information present in the Speech-to-Text transcription endpoint (i.e. a confidence score and timestamp for each detected word as a well as a punctuated transcript across all detected words), as well as scores for our supported moderation classes.

We currently can support the following languages and their corresponding moderation classes:




Sexual, Violence, Hate, Bullying


Sexual, Hate

Portuguese (Q4 2021)

Sexual, Hate

French (Q4 2021)


We are actively working on adding more languages for this API suite. If you are interested in a language that is not currently supported or is not on the roadmap, please contact [email protected] For more details about our text moderation models, please refer to the text content moderation docs page.

Sound Moderation and Classification,

We are currently working on a series of audio sounds/events to help you moderate/classify your content. We hope these information help you filter out bad audio that goes beyond the raw transcript and gain more insight/tag your content. Our initial model will cover the following sound types:

  • sexual noises
  • yelling/shouting
  • explosions/gunshots (coming Q1 2022)
  • clapping (coming Q1 2022)
  • laughing (coming Q1 2022)
  • music (coming Q1 2022)
  • repetitive noises (coming Q1 2022)