If it's speech-to-text services you're after, Vocapia Research is in the game, offering a variety of speech technology services and working with their clients to adapt, fine tune or create products that are relevant for specific applications. One of Vocapia's products is the VoxSigma speech-to-text software suite that is suitable for many languages and a variety of audio data types. The VoxSigma API is available as a Web service via a REST API over HTTPS.
Named-Entity Recognition involves identifying an entity in a text and assigning it a class label. These classifications can include People, Locations, and Organisations, among others depending on the tool. This comparison looks at the performance of 10 natural language processing APIs.