Partners will deploy speech and
language technologies, extend reach to customers
Singapore, 4 April 2000 - Lernout and Hauspie today announced a list
of new Singaporean partners under its Speech, Artificial
Intelligence, Language (SAIL) Partners program.
Several of the partners demonstrated how their products/services
would be enhanced by L&H technologies.
The partners, consisting of portals, startups, dot-coms and
new media vary in their styles, but are all consistant in their
reliance on IT:
will be using L&H's automatic speech recognition (ASR)
and text-to-speech (TTS) technologies to speech-enable
their site. L&H will also provide computerized
translation and localization services to reach Japan, and
Chinese audiences in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan.
Pte Ltd provides e-commerce infrastructures
allowing integration between offline and online business
processes. L&H TTS will be used together with
Technology Pte Ltd has developed a human-like,
intuitive search engine that allows users to search
without knowing the exact spelling, pronunciation or
hierarchy locality. Mustard and L&H are expecting to
jointly develop voice-eneabled directory services and
aims to allow users to access to web sites via WAP-enabled
mobile phones, and also provides applications, and
solutions. The Singaporean start-up today demonstrated
accessing L&H translation services as well as a set
of lecture notes posted online, via a mobile phone.
which provides surfers with a online travel guide and
hotel reviewing service, will be using L&H services
to cater for translation and localization to multiple
languages - including Chinese, Korean, French, German etc.
The web site will be using machine translation software
to translate the content.
"Non-english speaking Internet users number about 43% of
the world's total," said Louis Woo, president and general
manager of L&H Asia Pacific. "This fact, when combined
with analysts' predictions that the number of Internet users will
be over 350 million by 2002, presents global communications
challenges of unprecedented proportion."
L&H's SAIL Partner program, first launched in January of
this year, is an end-to-end partnership program aimed at helping
partners bring new products to market.
About Lernout & Hauspie
Lernout & Hauspie is a provider of advanced speech and
language solutions for vertical markets, computers, automobiles,
telecommunications, embedded products, consumer goods and the
L&H's products and services originate in four basic areas:
automatic speech recognition (ASR), text-to-speech (TTS), digital
speech and music compression (SMC), and text-to-text (translation).