SpeechRecognitionEvent.interpretation

Obsolete
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The interpretation read-only property of the SpeechRecognitionEvent interface returns the semantic meaning of what the user said.

This might be determined, for instance, through the SISR specification of semantics in a grammar (see Semantic Interpretation for Speech Recognition (SISR) Version 1.0 for specification and examples.)

Syntax

var myInterpretation = event.interpretation;

Value

The returned value can be of any type. If no semantic interpretation has been returned by the speec recognition system, null will be returned.

Examples

recognition.onresult = function(event) {
  var color = event.results[0][0].transcript;
  diagnostic.textContent = 'Result received: ' + color + '.';
  bg.style.backgroundColor = color;
  console.log(event.interpretation);
}

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
interpretation
ExperimentalDeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support 33
Prefixed Notes
Full support 33
Prefixed Notes
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Notes You'll need to serve your code through a web server for recognition to work.
Edge Full support ≤79
Prefixed Notes
Full support ≤79
Prefixed Notes
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Notes You'll need to serve your code through a web server for recognition to work.
Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support Yes
Prefixed Notes
Full support Yes
Prefixed Notes
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Notes You'll need to serve your code through a web server for recognition to work.
Chrome Android Full support Yes
Prefixed Notes
Full support Yes
Prefixed Notes
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Notes You'll need to serve your code through a web server for recognition to work.
Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes
Prefixed Notes
Full support Yes
Prefixed Notes
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Notes You'll need to serve your code through a web server for recognition to work.

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

Firefox OS permissions

To use speech recognition in an app, you need to specify the following permissions in your manifest:

"permissions": {
  "audio-capture" : {
    "description" : "Audio capture"
  },
  "speech-recognition" : {
    "description" : "Speech recognition"
  }
}

You also need a privileged app, so you need to include this as well:

  "type": "privileged"

See also