Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Coveo Awarded Patent for Automatic Speech Recognition Training Capabilities in Coveo Audio-Video Search Technology

    Innovative speech recognition technology converts audio into text,
allowing users to search and find more accurate data from audio and video

Solutions Inc., a global provider of secure enterprise search solutions,
announced today that it won a U.S. patent for technology it developed to
automatically train the language model and modify the dictionary of a speech
recognition engine used with its award-winning Coveo Audio-Video Search (CAVS)

Coveo's speech recognition training capabilities 'self-learns' by
leveraging relevant contextual content related to the audio and video files,
allowing it to better model the enterprise language. Working in unison with
CAVS, the solution converts speech found within audio and video files into
text, so that the text can be indexed to more accurately match user queries
and offer a more productive search experience. With the integration of these
new and innovative speech recognition training capabilities, Coveo offers a
unique search tool that helps businesses and their customers more easily find
content, texts and video simply through textual queries.

"Speech recognition is becoming the standard for audio-visual search, as
recently noted by Google's executives," said Laurent Simoneau, Coveo's chief
executive officer. "But while others in the market are setting the stage, we
are thrilled that Coveo is the first to market with a patented solution that
not only retrieves relevant audio and video, but does so by integrating smart
speech recognition technology capabilities."

"Text search is a problem that is addressed by many products in the
market, but as more enterprise as well as Web information is stored in audio
or video files, we are losing access to the great swathes of information,"
said Sue Feldman, IDC's VP for Search and Digital Marketplace Technologies.
"Speech recognition technologies like Coveo's give us visibility into this
growing collection of non-text information."

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Thunderstone Search Appliance Ads Connectors

Thunderstone Software LLC has enabled Thunderstone's Search Appliance customers to use Persistent's "Enterprise Content Search-enabling Connectors (ECSC)" in creating search-based applications across a broad array of enterprise content.
New products currently available include Thunderstone Search Appliance connectors for:
-- IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 5.x and above
-- Microsoft SharePoint 2007, 2003 (web services)
-- EMC Documentum eRoom 7.2 and above
-- EMC Documentum Content Server 5.3
-- Hummingbird Document Manager 5.1

Scheduled for release later this year include Thunderstone Search Appliance connectors for:
-- BEA Weblogic Portal 10.0
-- BEA Weblogic Portal 6.0
-- SAP KM PortalM
-- Interwoven WorkSite
-- IBM DB2 Content Manager
-- TWiki Portal 4.0

The Thunderstone Search Appliance provides a "plug-and-play" search solution that can handle more than 1,000 queries per minute. It delivers tremendous value without adding costly administrative overhead. Whether configured as the Small Business Edition or the Enterprise Edition, a Thunderstone Search Appliance offers an attractive choice of perpetual licensing options and underlying functionality simply unmatched by any competitor in the marketplace.