The Impact of Video in Security and Policing

The potential to provide quality evidence that can be shared easily by Criminal Justice System partners is a game changer. Video can capture the raw emotion of an incident, along with valuable victim and witness evidence. Highly charged situations can affect a person’s ability to recall events with certainty, and the camera is proving to be a reliable impartial witness. […]

By | May 1st, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Turning the Burden of Unstructured Data into a Strategic Asset

Last week, the Appen team exhibited at the Big Data Innovation Summit in San Francisco where we spoke with a wide variety of firms representing industries from Aerospace to Financial Services to Retail about their data challenges, and ways to use their data as a strategic asset for their businesses. […]

By | April 27th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

When Traditional Conversion Tactics Fail: Internal Search Experience Optimization (iSXO)

When most people reference Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, they’re talking about adjusting a myriad of details and metadata so their site garners a higher ranking with Google and Bing. What never seems to be included in the conversation is the process of improving a site’s internal search experience—what I’ve dubbed internal Search Experience Optimization, or iSXO. […]

By | April 25th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Working with Children: Helping Machines Understand Child Speech

If you have a mobile device, tablet, smart-home system, or any other device in your home that uses automatic speech recognition, you’ve probably experienced this: the software works fine for mom and dad, but not so well for the kids. […]

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

APPEN SIGNS DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT WITH NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS

Level 6, 9 Help Street Chatswood, NSW 2067 Tel + 61 2 9468 6300 Fax + 61 2 9468 6311 www.appen.com 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. […]

By | April 4th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

Supplying the Fuel for Advanced Language Technologies

by William Meisel, Ph.D. I spoke with Mark Brayan, Appen CEO, during a recent visit to Los Angeles. He summarized Appen’s place in advancing language technologies such as search, speech recognition, natural language interpretation (NLI), and translation as supplying the “fuel” for building and improving such technologies. […]

By | March 30th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

When Speech Recognition Goes Wrong

Automatic speech recognition (ASR) is something we work with every day here at Appen. Around the world, more and more people are using ASR on their phones, on their computers, or around the house. We have digital personal assistants at our beck and call to set reminders, reply to texts or emails, or even to search the web for us and recommend somewhere to eat. […]

By | March 14th, 2017|Press|2 Comments

You Have Blind Spots When It Comes to Your Site Search

If worries about robots taking over your job are keeping you up at night, there’s good news: people are better than robots at many things, including evaluating how well your search engine is performing. […]

By | March 6th, 2017|Press|0 Comments

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