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AppTek single NMT system; ASR keyword patent award


AppTek, a speech recognition company, has announced that its multilingual neural machine translation (NMT) system - a single system that supports both common high resource and less common low resource language pairs - performs the translation of 12 Slavic languages into English.

The company has also been awarded a patent by the United States Patent Office for its automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology that enables higher precision and recall of keywords in spoken content by using a textual keyword list.


Past news for AppTek

AppTek enhances subtitling capabilities


AppTek, a speech recognition company, has enhanced its language technologies platform with neural machine translation. The AppTek model unifies neural network boundary predictions and handcrafted rules, so that subtitle segmentation performance, typically based solely on speaker pauses, can now be based on semantic units.

AppTek 'aqui-hired' by eBay


eBay has 'aqui-hired' — a strategy in which a business buys a company, or its intellectual property, with the intent of hiring its technology development talent — AppTek, a developer of human language technology. According to the agreement, almost half of Apptek's employees will join eBay’s translation team in addition to the acquisition of Apptek's machine translation technology.

Omnifluent Mobile translation apps


AppTek, a developer of human language technology, has released two Omnifluent Mobile speech-to-speech translation apps: Arabic/English and Spanish/English. The bidirectional apps provide real-time speech and text translation on mobile devices.

AppTek acquires software technology from Leidos


AppTek, a developer of human language technology, has acquired the Omnifluent Human Language Technology software and related business from Leidos, Inc. The intellectual property includes automated speech recognition and machine translation software tools that allow for bidirectional and unidirectional language pairs encompassing more than thirty languages and numerous dialects.

AppTek acquired by SAIC


AppTek, a developer of human language technology, has been acquired by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Applications Technology, Inc., and MediaMind, LLC were also acquired. The acquisition creates a complete suite of products for text and speech (voice) processing for SAIC.

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