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Language Technology News for 2003

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Hitachi Telecom (USA) and Digital Speech Systems announced Sales Agreement
2003/12/29
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view(...)
Hitachi Telecom will offer its customers WinInn Series Voice Mail systems manufactured by Digital Speech.
VR Solution from TuVox to handle post-Christmas Tech Support
2003/12/24
http://www.wired.com/news/holidays/0,1882,61696,00.html?tw=newsletter_(...)
Retailers annually dread the post-Christmas rush of people returning presents that don't fit, don't match, don't work or simply aren't wanted. But the return counter isn't the only place gift-getters turn after Christmas.
Patent granted to EchoMail emphasizes Complexity of Electronic Mail
2003/12/24
http://www.line56.com/articles/default.asp?ArticleID=5251
EchoMail's patent is for a "Relationship management system and method using asynchronous electronic messaging." Put more simply, it's about automating email responses.
Nuance to receive 2003
2003/12/22
http://uk.us.biz.yahoo.com/bw/031222/225449_1.html
Nuance announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation's(TM) Customer Inter@ction Solutions® magazine has named Nuance Call Steering(TM) 1.0 a Product of the Year for 2003.
RNIB launches Voice-enabled book catalogue
2003/12/19
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/031219/175/ehhef.html
The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) is to launch a Talking Books catalogue using speech technology.
Connexor Machinese Phrase Tagger Version 4.3 Released
2003/12/19
http://www.connexor.com/script/news/22142719122003.php
Machinese Phrase Tagger is a fast text analyser that enriches the text with base forms and tags for part of speech, morphology and basic meaningful entities (e.g. modifier-head sequences).
French Highway Subsidiary to select ScanSoft Technology for Traffic Information Service
2003/12/18
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view(...)
ScanSoft, Inc. announced that Cofiroute has selected SpeechPearl(R) speech recognition software, a member of the SpeechWorks(R) Suite of Network Speech Solutions, as the core technology for its new real-time traffic information service, Traffic-One.
Elan Speech launches British version of Elan Sayso™.
2003/12/17
http://www.elanspeech.com/news/pr_texte.asp?pr=54
The specialist in voice synthesis enriches its multilingual offering, Elan Sayso™, reinforcing its position on the British market with two new voices.
Nokia gets Multilingual with Secure Access
2003/12/17
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/031217/221/eh8yv.html
Nokia Corp's enterprise solutions business group has updated its Secure Access System SSL browser-based remote access technology with support for new languages and improved support for web-based applications.
Very helpful information system only fails with emotional politeness
2003/12/17
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/travel/shattuck/2303625
A nice little story about strength and weakness of Speech Dialogue Systems.
Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) now available
2003/12/15
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/micase/ordering.htm
We strongly encourage people to order the "downloadable version" instead of the CD-ROM version of the corpus. This way, you can simply type in a unique address/URL in your web browser and save the corpus to your local hard disk.
First-rate mobile phone organizer 5500 with Babel's Speech
2003/12/15
http://www.babeltech.com/News.php?s=134&m=4#94
The P2B (Person to Bot) Consortium released a new Cyber Community to unite humans and chatbots
2003/12/14
http://www.linuxelectrons.com/article.php?story=20031214170404348
This new technology allows users to bring a TANU (Transplantable Artificial Neurological Units) AI chatbot with them when they chat.
Product release of LingCom's Speech Signal Analysis software lingWAVES
2003/12/12
http://www.lingcom.com/english/products/lingWAVES/lingWAVES_descriptio(...)
lingWAVES represents a modern tool to analyze technical signals on the PC, mainly used for speech and video recordings.
Search Engines as Personal Shoppers?
2003/12/12
http://websearch.about.com/library/weekly/aa010303b.htm
In early December, popular search engine Ask Jeeves signed a deal with PriceGrabber.com to create an Ask Jeeves branded comparative shopping web site.