About Appen

Appen is a global leader in speech and search technology services. With expertise in more than 150 languages, Appen partners with leading technology and ecommerce companies as they develop new offerings and expand them to global markets. Our solutions help companies create engaging products with accurate speech interfaces and relevant content ranging from web sites, to maps, images, and merchandise.

What’s Your NLP Data Strategy?

At the Conversational Interaction Conference earlier this month, attendees converged to learn about the latest developments in devices and applications that interact with text or speech in natural language, and how to take advantage of this growing trend. Representatives from financial services, entertainment, automotive firms and more heard from experts on where the industry is headed. While many exciting developments have occurred in this space, there is still room to improve the consumer experience with chat bots, digital assistants and other natural language-based technologies. […]

By | February 15th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Appen Awarded #1 Ranking on FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2017

SYDNEY, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Appen is proud to announce that it has been named as the number one provider of remote jobs on FlexJobs’ annual list of the 100 Top Companies to Watch for Telecommuting and Remote Jobs. […]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Press|0 Comments

What’s Your Tail Telling You? How to Use Search Query Data to Increase Conversions

Does your retail website have a search engine? Then you’re sitting on a treasure trove of data—one that can help you convert more customers, increase satisfaction and even identify new business opportunities. The insight is just waiting to be discovered in what we call “the long tail” of your search query data. […]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Impressions from the AI Frontiers Conference

Last week our VP of Business Development – Prithivi Pradeep – was on hand at the AI Frontiers conference in Santa Clara, CA to network with peers and hear from an impressive lineup of speakers on topics ranging from Autonomous Driving to Natural Language Processing to Deep Learning. Industry experts from Amazon, Baidu, Google, Microsoft and more highlighted their approaches to AI and provided glimpses of what the future may hold. We caught up with Prithivi to get some of his impressions from the event: […]

By | January 19th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

The Hunt for Human Speech Data

With voice activated devices launching weekly, one might think that we’re reaching a tipping point in the use of speech recognition technologies. However, a recent Bloomberg article argues that while speech recognition has made great strides in recent years, the technology has not yet reached a point where it would replace how most consumers currently interact with their devices. Consumers have embraced the concept of voice activated devices with enthusiasm, but the actual experience has room for improvement. What is holding the technology back? […]

By | January 11th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

How many ways can you spell a word?

Here’s a topic that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Appen: spelling standardization. If you’re providing training data to a computer system to produce machine translation, speech recognition, or a computer voice, it’s important to spell each word the same way every time it comes up (otherwise, you’re watering down your training data and the language model gets confused). […]

By | December 6th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

5 Overlooked Search Engine Issues that Steal Your Sales

People who use your on-site search are demonstrating their intent to purchase. They are looking for something specific, and expect relevant results when using search. Is your search able to deliver? In working with a variety of eCommerce companies using different types of search platforms, we’ve seen some key issues that your current analytics tools may not be telling you about. […]

By | November 29th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

Top Takeaways from AI World

Last week, the Appen team attended the inaugural AI World Conference & Expo in San Francisco, where over 2000 attendees from a variety of industries convened to hear from business leaders who are using Artificial Intelligence to drive growth for their companies. According to the conference organizers, “more than 55% of our attendees came from global 2000 organizations and heard from innovation leaders from more than 100 companies including Google, General Electric, Nielsen, McKinsey, Schlumberger, Facebook, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, NTT, IBM, SRI and Baidu.” […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

How Appen Struck Gold in Language Services

Language services and technology company Appen announced on October 4, 2016 the acquisition of UK-based transcription provider Mendip Media Group (MMG) for an undisclosed sum. Appen is headquartered in Sydney, listed on the Australian stockmarket ASX and has the bulk of its client base in the United States. […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

The holidays are coming.  Is your on-site search ready?

A recent study reveals that on-site search is key to engaging with your customers once they reach your site.  According to the survey results, 73% are likely to leave a retail site that doesn’t provide good search results, and 37% said they are not likely to return. […]

By | October 6th, 2016|Press|0 Comments