Octopus Speech-to-Index: Voice Search FAQ
What does Octopus do?
Octopus makes voice data searchable and discoverable. Read more about Octopus on the Picovoice website.
What can I do with a voice search engine?
A voice search engine finds spoken words within audio content including short clips, interviews, audiobooks, and podcasts. Read more about the voice search use case.
Can I use Octopus to perform a search in a video file?
Yes, Octopus indexes voice data in videos as well. Check out Octotube, a search engine for YouTube that eliminates the need to transcribe YouTube videos for certain use cases. Octotube finds spoken words within videos without having transcripts for YouTube.
Does Octopus only perform an audio search from the text?
Yes, Octopus only performs an audio search from the text. Other input formats such as voice and sound are not used to enter a query.
Can I use Octopus for archiving?
Yes, in fact, Octopus makes large audio files smaller by indexing, making it desirable for archiving.
Can I index audio files in Linux?
Octopus supports Linux. More information is available on Octopus docs.
Can I build a voice search engine that runs on macOS?
Octopus supports macOS. Check out Octopus docs for more information
Can I build an engine for Windows to find spoken words within audio files?
Octopus supports Windows. Check out Octopus docs to build a Windows application.
Can I use Octopus to build an audio search application on Android?
Octopus supports Android. Check out Octopus docs to start building for Android.
Can I use Octopus to build an audio search application on iOS?
Octopus supports iOS. Check out Octopus docs to start enabling audio search for iOS.
Can I build a voice search for Chrome?
Octopus supports all modern web browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Check out Octopus docs to start enabling audio search for iOS.
Which languages does Octopus support?
Octopus supports English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
Are you planning to release new languages for Octopus?
Yes, if you have a commercial project, please reach out to Picovoice Sales with details of your project.