Behind the scene, Wit combines various state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing techniques and several speech recognition engines in order to achieve low latency and high robustness to both surrounding noise and paraphrastic variations (there are millions of ways to say the same thing).
Fortunately, you don’t need to care about all this machinery. You can be up and running in a few minutes using our website. Wit will adapt to your domain over time, from ice-cream distribution to space missions. Wit makes no assumptions and remains 100% configurable.
Calling the API is simple. Wit.ai provides client-side SDKs that handle audio recording and streaming for iOS, Android or even a simple webpage like this one. You can also use the HTTP interface to stream live audio or post a sound file: