SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Melodis Corporation, a
leader in the development of search and sound recognition technologies,
announced the launch of MARS Search, which allows users to search for music
by singing, whistling or humming a few bars of a song to identify the
track. This proprietary Multimodal Adaptive Recognition System (MARS)
Search will be showcased on www.midomi.com , a free online community for
people who love music. midomi.com aims to create the world's most
comprehensive database of searchable music based on user contribution.
"With midomi.com we have created one of the most entertaining search
engines on the web," said Keyvan Mohajer, CEO, Melodis Corporation. "Users
of midomi.com will be able to both search our extensive database as well as
help grow it; when a user tags (sings and saves) their favorite songs, the
submissions immediately become part of the searchable MARS universe."
The unique MARS Search is the world's most scalable voice-activated
music search technology because it extracts a variety of features from the
tune including speech, pitch, tempo, and even the location of pauses. MARS
Search analyzes each element independently and adapts to the stronger
components. For instance, MARS Search takes speech content into account if
the user sings the lyrics and ignores speech content if the user hums or
whistles the song. With its next generation search tools, MARS Search is
the first search engine that can match human voice to human voice by
analyzing these multiple features.
"We are very excited to introduce this new technology into the market.
It fills a necessary search void while allowing users to listen to
thousands of songs," said Keyvan Mohajer. "MARS Search is the next step in
adaptive sound recognition technology and provides an easier way to find
the music you love. MARS Search will continue to grow in scale and
capabilities with future applications."
midomi.com is the ultimate online music community. At midomi.com users
can create their own profile, sing their favorite songs, share them and get
discovered by other midomi users, all while contributing to the world's
greatest music database. The networking features on midomi.com provide a
system to rate the performances of other users, view their photos, and send
them messages. midomi.com also offers users the opportunity to buy original
music, concert tickets and more.
Currently there is no competition for MARS Search and there are many
possible business applications as the technology is ideal for mobile
phones, online music stores, car and home audio systems, and any other
device that consumers may use to enjoy music. MARS Search has also been
applied to text-based search which provides an advanced adaptive system
that works around potential user errors like misspelling and mistyping.
Incorporated in September 2005, Melodis Corporation is building the
next generation of search and sound recognition technologies that are
"Breaking the Silence" in human-computer interaction. These technologies
have a variety of applications on the Internet, on mobile devices and in
other areas. To date, Melodis' technologies have been applied to music
search, text search and speech recognition, and additional applications are
currently under development. Melodis has an established base of partners
and is licensed to sell a catalog of approximately 2 million digital
tracks. The Melodis management team is comprised almost entirely of
graduates from Stanford University.
With the launch of its new online community, www.midomi.com , Melodis
has combined the world's most powerful search technologies with proven
online models including social networking, user generated content and
digital content distribution, and is moving forward with its mission to
build the world's most comprehensive database of searchable music.
SOURCE Melodis Corporation