InfoTalk Unveils New Chapter in Internet Browsing Technology
BEIJING and HONG KONG - InfoTalk Corporation, a provider of multi-lingual conversational speech understanding technology, announced that InfoTalk-Recognizer, the company's speech recognition engine, has been applied in the Voice Internet Keyword Browsing Service, a service to the Internet Keyword Browsing Service provided by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) in China. Internet surfers can now speak out the Internet keyword of the website they want to visit and be connected to the selected website. Internet users can enjoy the service once they download a software from CNNIC website for the Voice Internet Keyword Browsing Service. With the software, users can say into a computer microphone the name of the website they want to visit. For example, when a user say "Beijing Olympics 2008" in Mandarin, the request will immediately be understood by InfoTalk-Recognizer and the official website of the Beijing Olympics 2008 will be connected right away. "The expertise and track record of InfoTalk in multi-lingual speech recognition technology have stood out when we were selecting speech vendor for the service," said Mr. Wang Yan-feng, Deputy Director of Research and Development Department of CNNIC. "Breaking through the traditional keyboard-based website browsing technology, the Voice Internet Keyword Browsing Service has also established a milestone in the website technology development in China." "This service extends speech technology from telephony to computer interface, once again illustrating the extensive possibilities of speech applications," said Mr. Andy Shum, General Manager of InfoTalk China. "We are happy to see the wide adoption of speech technology on our daily life applications where more and more people in China can benefit from."