Appen Signs Distributor Agreement with Nuance

Appen, a provider of speech and technology services, has signed an agreement to become a distributor for 40 speech and language databases developed by Nuance Communications.

Under the terms of the agreement, Appen has been selected as distributor for its databases in languages including Arabic, Japanese, Polish, and Swiss German, and in database types ranging from telephone conversations to microphone speech for consumer devices, from pronunciation lexicons to speech data for text-to-speech development.

"Appen is committed to providing our customers with both breadth and depth of linguistic support," sai Phil Hall, senior vice president of language resources at Appen, in a statement. "The distribution agreement with Nuance Communications allows us to continue that mission as we work with clients around the world to support the development of the next generation in speech-based solutions".

"Appen's global reach and longstanding experience in production and distribution of speech databases make them an excellent distribution partner for our high-quality language databases," said Robrecht Comeyne, senior manager of linguistic resources at Nuance, in a statement.

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