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April 4, 2017
Appen Signs Distributor Agreement with Nuance Communications
Appen Limited, a global leader in speech and technology services, announced today that it has signed an agreement to become a distributor for 40 speech and language databases developed by Nuance Communications.
Under the terms of the agreement, Appen has been selected as distributor for its EU funded databases in languages including Arabic, Japanese, Polish and Swiss German, and in database types ranging from telephone conversations to microphone speech for consumer devices, from pronunciation lexicons to speech data for text-to-speech development.
“Appen is committed to providing our customers with both breadth and depth of linguistic support”, said Phil Hall, SVP Language Resources for Appen. “The distribution agreement with Nuance Communications allows us to continue that mission as we work with clients around the world to support the development of the next generation in speech-based solutions”.
Robrecht Comeyne, Senior Manager Linguistic Resources from Nuance Communications added, “Appen’s global reach and longstanding experience in production and distribution of speech databases make them an excellent distribution partner for our high-quality language databases”.
To learn more about Appen’s language catalog and to request a quote, visit www.appen.com.
Appen is a global language technology solutions provider with capability in over 180 languages and 130 countries, serving global technology companies, automakers and government agencies.
Appen offers high quality large scale training data, linguistic models and consulting services to assist the development of technology products and services that rely on natural languages including smartphones, digital assistants, social media, content analytics, software, e-commerce platforms, automobiles, government security and intelligence, consumer electronics (game and TV consoles), cloud services and search technology.
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com .
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