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Language Technology News for 2003

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First Microsoft Xbox Games with Fonix Speech now available
2003/10/30
http://www.fonix.com/page.cfm?name=news&id=1452
Fonix® Corporation announces the availability of the first two Microsoft Xbox games using Fonix voice-command technology.
SlovoEd Dictionaries support new Try&Buy concept introduced by Nokia
2003/10/30
http://www.epocware.com/company/2003/10.html#1936
Epocware / Paragon Software Group is proud to announce that SlovoEd multilingual dictionary for Series 60 supports fundamentally new Try&Buy concept realized in Nokia 6600 smartphone, based on Symbian OS.
Fonix and Seiko Epson Offer Speech Solution on Powerful Processor Chips
2003/10/29
http://www.fonix.com/page.cfm?name=news&id=1451
Fonix® Corporation announces the availability of our speech interface technologies on two new semiconductor chips in the Seiko Epson S1C33 family.
Nuance to win prestigious Awards for Advanced Speech Solutions and Industry Leadership
2003/10/29
http://investor.nuance.com/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=nuan&script=410&(...)
Nuance (Nasdaq:NUAN), the speech experts, was the standout winner at SpeechTEK 2003, the world's largest annual gathering of speech technology leaders, developers, researchers and luminaries.
Nine Eyes for Robotic Navigation
2003/10/29
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,61011,00.html?tw=wn_techhe(...)
Providing a robot with omnidirectional vision by using nine digital cameras attached to a frame the size of a beach ball could vastly improve the machine's navigational skills, scientists report in New Scientist magazine.
U.S. to install Biometric Screens at Airports and Seaports
2003/10/29
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,61010,00.html?tw=wn_techhe(...)
public got its first look Tuesday at fingerprinting and photo equipment that will be installed at 115 airports and 14 seaports to check identities of millions of foreign visitors.
US Airways Federal Credit Union to enhance Telephone Lending System with Maxxar SR Technology
2003/10/29
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/index.jsp?epi-content=GE(...)
Speech Recognition Technology Enables Members to Apply for Loans, 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week.
Textbook to query Videos
2003/10/28
http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/rnb_102803.asp
As the amount of stored audio and video information burgeons, it is becoming increasingly clear that searching dynamic media needs to be as quick and easy as searching text.
NSC's Speech Recognition Engine Now Supports the Arabic Language
2003/10/27
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view(...)
NSC Is Extending the Language Base Supported by Its Products and Offers Speech-Recognition Telephony Services for Emerging Markets in the Middle East .
Voice Control in Use at New Hampshire Police Department
2003/10/25
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/10/2(...)
A police officer sees a bank robbery suspect speed by and says "pursuit." Automatically, the cruiser's blue lights, siren, flashing headlights and video camera turn on.
Convenient Banking at RBC Royal Bank with Digital Imaging and Interactive Voice Response
2003/10/24
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2003/24/c4373.html
Digital Cheque Tracing and Speech Recognition Technology Enhance Client Experience.
Nationwide Insurance's Web Site Awarded Top Honors for Ease of Use and Customer Confidence
2003/10/24
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Nationwide Insurance's Web site jumped to the number one spot nationally for "Ease of Use" and "Customer Confidence" among U.S. property and casualty insurance companies' Internet sites in the most recent Gomez Scorecard.
IBM to boost Support for Semantic Web
2003/10/23
http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/10/24/HNbooch_1.html
IBM is eyeing tools enhancements to accommodate the semantic Web and also wants to boost the Eclipse open source development tool project.
Alias-i goes Open Source with LingPipe Naturally Language Processing Tools
2003/10/23
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LingPipe, already in use by U.S. government intelligence analysts, is written in Java and operates on multiple platforms.
Language Weaver (SMTS) to announce strategic investment and contract from In-Q-Tel
2003/10/22
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view(...)
Language Weaver today announced a strategic investment and development contract from In-Q-Tel Inc., the private venture group funded by the CIA.