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Profanity Filter

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Deepgram’s Profanity Filter feature looks for recognized profanity and converts it to the nearest recognized non-profane word or removes it from the transcript completely.

Use Cases

Some examples of use cases for the profanity filter include:

  • Customers who handle volatile customers and need to remove profanity for training purposes.

Enable Feature

To enable the profanity filter, when you call Deepgram’s API, add a profanity_filter parameter set to true in the query string:

profanity_filter=true

To transcribe audio from a file on your computer, run the following cURL command in a terminal or your favorite API client.

Be sure to replace the placeholder YOUR_DEEPGRAM_API_KEY with your Deepgram API Key. You can create an API Key in the Deepgram Console.

curl \
  --request POST \
  --header 'Authorization: Token YOUR_DEEPGRAM_API_KEY' \
  --header 'Content-Type: audio/wav' \
  --data-binary @youraudio.wav \
  --url 'https://api.deepgram.com/v1/listen?profanity_filter=true'

Results

Once applied, results will appear in the transcript.

TruthBefore profanity filterAfter profanity filter
You need my password. Well, s**t. I know I have it here somewhere.You need my password. Well s**t. I know I have it here somewhere.You need my password. Well shut. I know I have it here somewhere.



TruthBefore profanity filterAfter profanity filter
Well d**n it. What am I supposed to do with that information? I mean f**k that's a f**k ton of information you're giving me. Holy hell.Well d**n it. What am I supposed to do with that information? I mean f**k that's a f**k ton of information you're giving me. Holy hell.Well bam it. What am I supposed to do with that information? I mean that's a ton of information you're giving me. Holy hell.

By default, Deepgram applies its general AI model, which is a good, general purpose model for everyday situations. To learn more about the customization possible with Deepgram's API, check out the Deepgram API Reference.