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Opportunity for Language Technology Startups to Win Free Showcase at ACTFL Conference

Opportunity for Language Technology Startups to Win Free Showcase at ACTFL Conference | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Washington, USA The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center is gearing up for the 2019 LaunchPad, a language education technology competition in its third year. LaunchPad offers start-ups a lifetime opportunity to attend, showcase and receive formal recognition at one of the world's most comprehensive language education expositions, the ACTFL World Languages Expo.

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@ExpertSystem: New Release of Flagship AI Platform Cogito

@ExpertSystem: New Release of Flagship AI Platform Cogito | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
"Text analysis, natural language understanding and machine learning are sometimes presented as alternatives but in reality they complement each other. Semantics is ideal to identify meaning in context while machine learning is a useful technique that can save good amounts of time in some scenarios," said Marco Varone, Expert System's President and CTO. "With this new release, we confirm our commitment to supporting our partners' and clients' requirements, while encouraging the adoption of Artificial Intelligence across all industries."
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@SoundHound Unveils Rich-domain, Edge Voice and #NLU System for Cars

@SoundHound Unveils Rich-domain, Edge Voice and #NLU System for Cars | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

With Houndify, drivers can interact with hundreds of domains—programs that provide users with relevant information or actions related to their queries. These include: navigation, weather, stock prices, sports scores, flight status, local business searches, and hotel searches with complex criteria, among others.

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CoParenter App Uses #NLProc to Track Communication Issues in Divorce Mediation

A former judge and family law educator has teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to launch an app they hope will help divorced parents better manage their co-parenting disputes, communications, shared calendar and other decisions within a single platform. The principle could be applied to almost any serious dispute carried out online.

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Wow! 24 Sounds US Speakers Use to Communicate Without Words

Wow! 24 Sounds US Speakers Use to Communicate Without Words | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

An interactive map of the vocalizations is publicly available. Each point of the map you move your mouse over lets you hear that particular vocal burst. Aside from being amusing, the map has practical applications, too. The team says it could be useful in helping robotic devices better pin down human emotions. It could also be handy in clinical settings, helping patients who struggle with emotional processing.

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Longish read: Data-mining Voice Quality 

Longish read: Data-mining Voice Quality  | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Personality and behavioural cues from speech/voice quality (speed, tone, etc) from can be mined to help retailers and banks estaboish customer profiles. Next development: why not analyse what peope say AND how the say it and compare different profiles?

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90th Anniversary of Federico Pucci 's Mechanical MT Concept

90th Anniversary of Federico Pucci 's Mechanical MT Concept | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Largely forgotten Italian inventor Pucci  outined a simple word replacement system to handle Italian-Engish in 1929 

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New Analysis Says VA Voice Search for Books & Authors Fails Massively

New Analysis Says VA Voice Search for Books & Authors Fails Massively | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

An analysis by Score Publishing suggests NYT bestsellers will lose $17 million in sales in 2019 due to poor search.. Suggests lack of trauining data on proper nouns and book titles?

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@Textio Helps McDonald’s to Automate HR Email Production

In addition to making it easier for hiring managers and recruiters to write collaboratively in McDonald’s brand language, Textio Hire will allow McDonald’s to write gender neutral job posts, aligning with the company’s goals to combat gender bias in the workplace.
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London-based Adtech Startup @Adthena raises €12.4M for 'Search Intelligence' Platform

London-based Adtech Startup @Adthena raises €12.4M for 'Search Intelligence' Platform | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
London-based martech startup Adthena is an AI-based search intelligence solution that processes over 10 terabytes of new data, and indexes 500 million advertisements and 200 million keywords in 15 different languages every day.
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Market Report: Semantic Knowledge Graphing Outlook

Market Report: Semantic Knowledge Graphing Outlook | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Main companies involved: Microsoft Bing’s Satori Knowledge Base, Yandex's Object Answer, LinkedIn's Knowledge Graph and Google’s Knowledge Graph

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Language I/O Releases Only Available Live Agent Translation Solution for Salesforce Lightning

Language I/O Releases Only Available Live Agent Translation Solution for Salesforce Lightning | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Enforces brand nomenclature and terminology – and the preferred translations - on top of any of the neural machine translation engines we integrate with
Connects with numerous machine translation engines to ensure customers receive the best translations for their industry and the specific language pairs
Has a translation failover mechanism
Detects and encrypts personal data embedded in chats to ensure privacy

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News Story Not Written by a Robot

News Story Not Written by a Robot | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Readable journalistsic coverage of the newroom automation issue.

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German Researchers Develop Tool To Automatically Spot Fake News

German Researchers Develop Tool To Automatically Spot Fake News | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute develop an AI-based tool to spot and identify fake news online, largely. built around the use of metadata associated with posts. Details needed.

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Report: Global Augmented Analytics Market to $24B by 2024 –

Report: Global Augmented Analytics Market to $24B by 2024 – | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

The global augmented analytics market is expected to grow from USD 4,263.85 million 2017 to USD 23,965.84 million by the end of 2024 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.97%. “Automated insights using machine learning and natural-language generation is one of the factors largely attributing to the growth of augmented analytics market globally”

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The Guardian's Podcast News Adapted to #VAs

The Guardian's Podcast News Adapted to #VAs | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

The Guardian (UK) has been experimenting with audio. It is mixing synthetic and human voices  to create a more congenial aesthetic, using the best of rich audio and text-to-speech. The team was impressed by the speed and flexibility of the text-to-speech approach.

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GLTR Solution to Fight #NLG-based Fake News

GLTR Solution to Fight #NLG-based Fake News | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

GLTR, a new A.I. developed by researchers at MIT, IBM’s Watson A.I. Lab and Harvard University can identify artifically generated news items.

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@VoiceBase and @TableauSoftware Partner to Leverage Speech Analytics Data

@VoiceBase and @TableauSoftware Partner to Leverage Speech Analytics Data | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

VoiceBase has announced a strategic partnership with Tableau Software.

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@Speexx on the Future of Intelligent Language Learning 

@Speexx on the Future of Intelligent Language Learning  | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Armin Hopp, co-founder and President of Speexx, an intelligent language learning platform. "There will be tech within the next 10 years or so that will help users to learn a language. It will be able to mimic conversation, point out and analyze mistakes, write on whiteboards, all things that teachers do.. We will have AR and VR that takes us to any place to learn a language in a geographical or role-based context."

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European Media Literacy Week 18-22 March: Hope that Covers Language Intelligence Opportunities

European Media Literacy Week 18-22 March: Hope that Covers Language Intelligence Opportunities | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

The goal of the European Media Literacy Week is to raise awareness of the importance of media literacy across the EU and to highlight different existing initiatives, in particular those at regional and national level. Includes high-level conference hosted by the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, meetings and workshops of the European Commission’s Media Literacy Expert Group, the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) and the Contact Committee of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

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Agriculture-sourced Soft Foods Encouraged Humans to Form 'f' and 'v' Sounds

Agriculture-sourced Soft Foods Encouraged Humans to Form 'f' and 'v' Sounds | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Researchers are hypothesizing that dairy products and other soft foods, (porridge, soup and stews) helped shape our faces, when compared to hunter gatherer diets. This encouraged the development of “f” and “v” sounds, typically found in post agricultural revolution cultures.

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Internet Evidence Is the Next Big Thing In eDiscovery –

Internet Evidence Is the Next Big Thing In eDiscovery – | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
Internet Evidence Is the Next Big Thing In eDiscovery By Kevin Gibson, CEO & Chairman, Hanzo Hear that rumbling? It’s the next sea change in eDiscovery, and this one’s a tsunami, headed right f…
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The Growth Market for Learning the High Valyrian Language

The Growth Market for Learning the High Valyrian Language | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

From Game of Thrones series. Since its launch in 2017, Duolingo's High Valyrian course (total vocab of 2K words!) has amassed about 740,000 “active learners,” or people who have completed at least one lesson. That’s thousands more than the number of active learners of Vietnamese (604,000), Danish (538,000) and Czech (347,000).

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Verbit Launches Real-time Transcription Solution

Verbit Launches Real-time Transcription Solution | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Israeli company. Transcription and captioning solution also known as Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) services. 

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Market Report: Conversational AI Worth $15.7B by 2024

Market Report: Conversational AI Worth $15.7B by 2024 | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Major vendors in this space: Google (US), Microsoft (US), IBM (US), AWS (US), Baidu (China), Oracle (US), SAP (Germany), Nuance (US), Artificial Solutions (Spain), Conversica (US), Haptik (India), Rasa (Germany), Rulai (US), Avaamo (US), Kore.ai (US), Solvvy (US), Pypestream (US), Inbenta (US), Creative Virtual (UK) and Saarthi.ai (India).

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