pythonCheetah - Python API

API Reference for the Python Cheetah SDK (PyPI).


pvcheetah.create()

def create(
access_key: str,
library_path: Optional[str] = None,
model_path: Optional[str] = None,
endpoint_duration_sec: Optional[float] = None) -> Cheetah

Factory method for Cheetah Speech-to-Text engine.

Parameters

  • access_key str : AccessKey obtained from Picovoice Console.
  • library_path Optional[str] : Absolute path to Cheetah's dynamic library.
  • model_path Optional[str] : Absolute path to the file containing model parameters.
  • endpoint_duration_sec Optional[float] : Duration of endpoint in seconds. A speech endpoint is detected when there is a chunk of audio (with a duration specified herein) after an utterance without any speech in it. Set to 0 to disable endpoint detection.

Returns

  • Cheetah: An instance of Cheetah Speech-to-Text engine.

Throws


pvcheetah.Cheetah

class Cheetah(object)

Class for the Cheetah Speech-to-Text engine. Cheetah can be initialized either using the module level create() function or directly using the class __init__() method. Resources should be cleaned when you are done using the delete() method.


pvcheetah.Cheetah.version

self.version: str

The version string of the Cheetah library.


pvcheetah.Cheetah.frame_length

self.frame_length: int

The number of audio samples per frame that Cheetah accepts.


pvcheetah.Cheetah.sample_rate

self.sample_rate: int

The audio sample rate the Cheetah accepts.


pvcheetah.Cheetah.__init__()

def __init__(
self,
access_key: str,
library_path: str,
model_path: str
endpoint_duration_sec: float) -> Cheetah

__init__ method for Cheetah Speech-to-Text engine.

Parameters

  • access_key str : AccessKey obtained from Picovoice Console.
  • library_path str : Absolute path to Cheetah's dynamic library.
  • model_path str : Absolute path to the file containing model parameters.
  • endpoint_duration_sec float : Duration of endpoint in seconds.

Returns

  • Cheetah: An instance of Cheetah Speech-to-Text engine.

Throws


pvcheetah.Cheetah.delete()

def delete(self)

Releases resources acquired by Cheetah.


pvcheetah.Cheetah.process()

def process(self, pcm: List[int]) -> Tuple[str, bool]

Processes a frame of audio and returns newly-transcribed text and a flag indicating if an endpoint has been detected. Upon detection of an endpoint, the client may invoke .flush() to retrieve any remaining transcription.

The number of samples per frame can be attained by calling .frame_length. The incoming audio needs to have a sample rate equal to .sample_rate and be 16-bit linearly-encoded. Furthermore, Cheetah operates on single-channel audio.

Parameters

  • pcm List[int] : A frame of audio samples.

Returns

  • str : Any newly-transcribed speech (if none is available then an empty string is returned) and a flag indicating if an endpoint has been detected.

Throws


pvcheetah.Cheetah.flush()

def flush(self) -> str

Marks the end of the audio stream, flushes internal state of the object, and returns any remaining transcribed text.

Returns

  • str : Any remaining transcribed text. If none is available then an empty string is returned.

Throws


pvcheetah.CheetahError

class CheetahError(Exception)

Error thrown if an error occurs within Cheetah Speech-to-Text engine.

Exceptions

class CheetahActivationError(CheetahError)
class CheetahActivationLimitError(CheetahError)
class CheetahActivationRefusedError(CheetahError)
class CheetahActivationThrottledError(CheetahError)
class CheetahIOError(CheetahError)
class CheetahInvalidArgumentError(CheetahError)
class CheetahInvalidStateError(CheetahError)
class CheetahKeyError(CheetahError)
class CheetahMemoryError(CheetahError)
class CheetahRuntimeError(CheetahError)
class CheetahStopIterationError(CheetahError)

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