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AppTek Integrates with OOONA

AppTek, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), automatic speech recognition (ASR), neural machine translation (NMT), and natural language understanding (NLU) technologies, is partnering with OOONA, a provider of professional management and production tools for the content localization industry.

The partnership allows OOONA to offer AppTek's ASR and NMT technologies within its cloud-based Translation Manager platform, which facilitates translation, subtitling, and captioning workflows. The integration will enable conversion of speech-to-text and text-to-text translations within OOONA's subtitling and captioning production tools, giving users more flexibility by supporting numerous target languages. The AppTek tools will further enhance the subtitling and captioning efficiencies that organizations receive from using OOONA's localization platform.

"OOONA's trusted platform is currently utilized by thousands of users in over 50 countries. By combining AppTek's automatic speech recognition and neural machine translation technologies with OOONA's easy-to-use software, users will be able to expand their localization capabilities globally while increasing the speed of production," said Volker Steinbess, managing director of AppTek, in a statement.

"Our intuitive systems for localization will be made even more powerful by implementing AppTek's speech recognition, machine translation, and Intelligent Line Segmentation capabilities," said Wayne Garb, OOONA's CEO and co-founder, in a statement. "We continuously strive to offer automation solutions to our clients through our platform, and adding AppTek's customised tools for the media and entertainment sector was an obvious choice to make."

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