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Azure Bot Service Plugin 1.6.0 Released

Microsoft Azure Bot Service (ABS) Plugin 1.6.0 to the UniMRCP Server (UMS) has been released.

The plugin is based on the following components:

  • Azure Speech SDK 1.22.0

The plugin supports the following APIs:

  • LUIS
  • Bot Service via Direct Line Speech
  • Bot Service via Speech-to-Text and Direct Line

The plugin is available for the following UMS versions:

  • 1.7.0
  • 1.8.0

The binaries are currently available for the following Linux distributions:

  • Red Hat / CentOS 8
    • unimrcp-azure-bot-1.7.6-1.el8.x86_64.rpm
    • unimrcp-azure-bot-1.8.2-1.el8.x86_64.rpm
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    • unimrcp-azure-bot_1.7.6-bionic_amd64.deb
    • unimrcp-azure-bot_1.8.2-bionic_amd64.deb
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    • unimrcp-azure-bot_1.7.6-focal_amd64.deb
    • unimrcp-azure-bot_1.8.2-focal_amd64.deb

This release adds support for an alternate approach interacting with the Bot Service by performing streaming speech transcription first using the regular WebSocket Speech API and then placing a follow-up request using the Direct Line API. This approach allows to overcome limitations of the MS Speech SDK in support of streaming speech transcription in a multi-turn conversation.

The detailed list of changes introduced in this release follows.
New Features
  • Added support for a new api called 'stt-dsc' as an alternative to 'dcs'.
Fixed Problems
  • None.
Configuration Parameters
  • None.
  • Updated the Installation Guide to reflect the changes introduced in this release.

Visit the Azure Bot Service plugin page for more information.

Thank you for using UniMRCP.

Arsen Chaloyan
Author of UniMRCP

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