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Welcome to Language Technology World (December 24th, 2011)

Last updated: December 24th, 2011


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Nuance to acquire Vlingo

Combination to accelerate Nuance Innovation; $5 Billion Market Opportunity demands powerful Voice Assistant and Natural
Language Understanding Solutions for Phones, Tablets, Cars, TVs and PCs.

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Nuance Communications, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Vlingo, Inc. Fueled by unprecedented demand for intelligent voice interfaces that combine voice, language understanding and semantic processing, Nuance and Vlingo will combine their deep innovation and R&D expertise to deliver next-generation natural language interfaces across numerous markets and industries.

Consumer interest and demand for virtual assistant and voice-enabled capabilities have exploded in recent months, creating a $5 billion market opportunity that spans phones, tablets, cars, televisions, navigation devices, music players, PCs and more.


Source: http://www.nuance.com...
More: http://www.speechtechmag...


Google Working on Siri
Alternative 'Majel'

Once the ooing and ahhing about the Siri intelligent virtual assistant subsided a bit when the application appeared on Apple’s iPhone 4S in October, the tech press conjured questions concerning potential Siri competitors. Now comes evidence from the blog Android and Me that Google’s answer to Siri is a natural language processing enhancement to its Voice Actions application that is code-named “Majel”.

Source: http://www.techweekeurope...


Google gets Alfred through Clever Sense, but it is certainly no Siri


Google’s Android has been losing high-end business to Apple because of the popularity of Siri. Google is taking first steps to battle Siri with Alfred. Google has acquired Clever Sense, the maker of Alfred.


Source: http://www.forbes.com...


teaser-arrow.gif TAUS and Translators Association China signed Partnership Agreement.
teaser-arrow.gif Blending local Search with universal Search can help to boost marketing visibility.
teaser-arrow.gif Shooping goes geek for holidays with Wolfram Alpha.
teaser-arrow.gif $2.4 million funding for SwiftKey with Android-focused Language Technology.
teaser-arrow.gif SDL's Technical Content Authoring tool extends "Predictive Text" features.
teaser-arrow.gif PolarLake wins Financial-i "Leaders in Innovations" award for securities Reference Data.
teaser-arrow.gif Smartlogic lauded for its unique Content Intelligence platform Semaphore by Frost & Sullivan.
teaser-arrow.gif SDL to acquire Alterian for Brand Monitoring and Social Networks.
teaser-arrow.gif RightNow extends customer experience suite with Intent Guide for Facebook and Mobile.
teaser-arrow.gif Qordoba launches innovative, affordable arabic translation platform.
teaser-arrow.gif Clarabridge adds German and Russian Language capabilities.
teaser-arrow.gif IDC names Sinequa an "Innovative Company to Watch" for Information Access.
teaser-arrow.gif TAUS announced launch of TAUS Tracker - a free online directory for Translation and LT tools.
teaser-arrow.gif Free Stanford Classes include eight new courses such as Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
teaser-arrow.gif The Internet: A lifeboat for endangered languages.
teaser-arrow.gif Why Watson can't talk to Siri.
teaser-arrow.gif IBM Research calls Voice Biometrics one of the top five innovations with life-changing potential.
teaser-arrow.gif US military issues agile and open Standards orders after ERP disasters.
teaser-arrow.gif Horizon 2020: European Commission proposes €80 billion investment in research and innovation for growth and jobs.
teaser-arrow.gif EC launched Open Data Strategy for Europe with an expected economic boost of 40 billion euro.
teaser-arrow.gif Media Freedom high on European Agenda.
teaser-arrow.gif Library of Congress provides details about transition away from MARC.

Happy Holidays 2011