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Is Speech to Blame for Bad Transcripts?

A New York-based transcription services company suggests a few techniques to enhance digital audio recordings for transcription purposes.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Jul 2008

The Computer Becomes a Singing CoachListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Singing lessons could come courtesy of your PC after news that Israeli researchers have successfully managed to train a computer not only to rate the pitch of a singer's voice, but also to coach him to improve his technique.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Jul 2008

Chordiant Keeps People in Contact Center EquationListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

With the release of Recommendation Advisor 6.1, the company strikes a balance between human decision-making and technology
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Jul 2008

Convergys to Acquire IntervoiceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The $335 million deal deepens Convergys' footprint in an increasingly competitive customer service market.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Jul 2008

Safer Driving with Speech

A new study released recently offered concrete numbers that demonstrate the safety benefits of speech technologies in automobiles for activities like placing phone calls, inputting data into navigation devices, or selecting songs on an MP3 player.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Jul 2008

Nuance Listens, SmartlyListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance announced the release of SmartListener software, which allows enterprise speech solutions to handle unexpected caller inputs.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Jul 2008

Speech Finds the Right JobListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New tool uses linguistic analysis to match sales professionals with potential employers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Jul 2008

Verizon Launches Hosted Speech PlatformListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

OHSS offers customers the benefits of hosted service with the security and control that were previously only available in premises-based solutions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Jul 2008

SpeechCycle Delivers for Tellme CustomersListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

SpeechCycle and Microsoft subsidiary Tellme announced a partnership in which SpeechCycle will deliver its Rich Phone Applications (RPAs) on Tellme's hosted IVR platform.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jul 2008

Calling Innovators: Build Voice Mashups for Cash

BroadSoft announces Xtended Voice Mashup Contest to spark creation of voice- and calling-enabled applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jul 2008

GALE Winds Blow at BBNListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Speech technology vendor wins additional funding for military translation technologies; the focus continues on Arabic and Chinese languages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Jul 2008

Google Tests Maps with VoiceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

A new speech-enabled service from Google lets users of select BlackBerry smartphones search for businesses on Google Maps.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Jul 2008

Loquendo and H-Care Extend Avatar PresenceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Retailer TIM Brazil and Italian gambling Web site Lottomatica are now using talking Human Digital Assistants from H-Care to improve customer service and help customers navigate their sites.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Jul 2008

Nuance Sued for $30 Million in Fees by VianixListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Suit alleges contract violations with regard to licensing and fees of audio compression system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Jul 2008

Microsoft Further Expands Car SystemsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

SVOX is latest firm to partner with the software giant on in-car infotainment system development.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Jun 2008

A Virtual Assistant Even SMBs Can AffordListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Calendar based outbound appointment reminders keep calendars filled and up to date.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jun 2008

Vlingo Offers Total Voice Control of BlackBerry SmartphonesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New Voice Powered User Interface speech-enables email, text messaging, Web search, dialing, address book, launching applications, and a new "Note2Self."
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Jun 2008

Speech Jumps into the NCAAsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Strategic agreement combines voice applications with communications-based sports relationship management solution.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Jun 2008

Last Call for SSML CommentsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

W3C releases the final draft of SSML version for public comment.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Jun 2008

BearingPoint to Provide Non-Emergency Contact Center for TorontoListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Multi-million dollar contract will involve the second-largest 311 call center in North America.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Jun 2008

Nuance Files Patent Suit Against VlingoListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Company claims that vlingo violates its patent related to "Adaptation of a Speech Recognition System across Multiple Remote Sessions with a Speaker."
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Jun 2008

Skype Starts Beta Testing of Version 4.0.Listen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New VoIP solution makes video chat a central part of its service.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Jun 2008

Yahoo Extends oneSearch with Voice to AsiaListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Yahoo! today launched Yahoo! oneSearch with voice for English speakers in Singapore and India.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Jun 2008

BlueAnt Takes TTS to BluetoothListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Bluetooth supplier BlueAnt Wireless announced today the general availability of Supertooth 3 Bluetooth Handsfree, a portable speakerphone device incorporating text-to-speech technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Jun 2008

Buy Speech, Get BooksListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

IVO Software's latest TTS version includes free eBook downloads.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Jun 2008

Acapela Empowers Dolphin Easy ReaderListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Latest version of the software provides the missing link in Microsoft's 'Save as DAISY XML' plug-in.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Jun 2008

SpinVox Talks Birds and Bees with TeensListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Speech-to-text provider SpinVox, MTV's Staying Alive Foundation, and Facebook today launched the "Stand by What You Say" campaign, an initiative seeking to open a dialogue among young people about sexual health and HIV.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Jun 2008

Dial2Do Does More for the Cell PhoneListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Hands-free service provider voice-activates cell phones with JAJAH applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Jun 2008

Maxing Voice with WiMAXListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

In an effort to accelerate the widespread rollout of the WiMAX 4G network, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Clearwire, Intel, Samsung Electronics, and Sprint announced the formation of the Open Patent Alliance (OPA).
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jun 2008