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AppTek and yellaUmbrella in Systems Integration Partnership


McLean, VA, USA, June 17, 2019 -- AppTek, a provider in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Neural Machine Translation (NMT), announced that yellaUmbrella, providers in media localization and access service technologies, have chosen AppTek’s ASR and MT technologies for integration with yellaUmbrella’s Nebula and Stellar media processing systems.

The integration will provide media localization and access service solutions to the broadcast and media industry. Both AppTek and yellaUmbrella understand the growing need to provide language specific media content to local audiences worldwide, and media access services to the hard-of-hearing and partially sighted communities.

"Technologies that provide productivity improvements when creating subtitles and captions for the media industry aid the spread of language localization and access services for wider audiences," said yellaUmbrella’s Managing Director Matt Deakin. "We are impressed by AppTek’s Deep Neural Network technologies for ASR and MT, and have chosen these highly innovative solutions that will help our customers drive significant productivity gains."

Dr. Volker Steinbiss, Managing Director of AppTek GmbH (Germany) noted that "Working with yellaUmbrella creates a unique combination of subtitling expertise and advanced technologies that will help media and broadcast subtitling customers access more languages, and provide them with a greater resource to help manage production needs and budgets."

yellaUmbrella intends to invest significant engineering effort integrating AppTek’s ASR and MT services into its Nebula microservices platform. This will facilitate fast and easy-to-use services both for fully automated subtitling workflows and as a productivity aid in Stellar, a timed text authoring system.

"We are looking forward to leveraging yellaUmbrella’s technologies and expertise in the broadcast and media markets along with the very flexible Nebula and Stellar platforms. This partnership will also provide us with top quality tools for transcription viewing and editing linked to the source media," said Steinbiss.


Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: AppTek

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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