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Orsay - March 17, 2014

Vocapia Research is pleased to announce the addition of a beta version of a speech-to-text transcription system for broadcast data in Lithuanian to the VoxSigma® transcription service. The Lithuanian system is one of several other European languages under development.

Vocapia continues to expand its language portfolio and expects to soon cover all European languages. Systems are currently under development for 10 languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Hungarian, Latvian, and South American Spanish. Vocapia also continuously works on improving the accuracy and capabilities of its technologies (speech-to-text, speech-text alignment, keyword spotting, speaker diarization and language identification). Major releases are planned for the second quarter of 2014.

The VoxSigma service functionalities include speech-to-text transcription for both telephone data and broadcast data, language identification, and speech-text synchronization (also referred to as speech-text alignment). It currrently supports 16 languages including Arabic, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. In 2013 Vocapia's customers submitted over 2 million requests, processing 200000 hours of speech in 14 languages.

About Vocapia Research

Vocapia Research, founded in July 2000, is an R&D company and software publisher developing and providing leading edge speech technologies and solutions for many languages, including most major European Union languages as well as Arabic, Mandarin, and Russian. The Vocapia Research VoxSigma® software suite uses advanced language technologies such as language identification, speech recognition, and speaker identification to transform raw audio and audiovisual data into structured and searchable XML documents. This technology relies on over 25 years of research at LIMSI-CNRS, with which there is a priviledged partnership. Joint systems developed with LIMSI have achieved top ranks in national and international challenges of speech-to-text transcription. The most common applications of the VoxSigma software suite are audio and audiovisual data mining (broadcast data, podcasts, call center data), media monitoring, and media asset management. Vocapia Research is located in the scientific pole of the Saclay Plateau, France. Readers who wish to get more information about Vocapia Research are invited to check out the Vocapia Research website or use the contact information page http://www.vocapia.com/contact.


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