Mindmaker Announces FlexSpeech Speech Recognition Technology

Company Introduces High Accuracy, Large-Scale, Speech Recognition for

Telephony Applications



Nov 12, 2000, 00:00 ET from Mindmaker, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindmaker, Inc., a leader in the
 development of Intelligent Personal Assistants, Speech I/O Interfaces and
 other Artificial Intelligence Technology, today announced the beta release of
 FlexSpeech, a high accuracy speech recognition system for small, medium or
 large-scale telephony applications.  FlexSpeech was developed by Mindmaker's
 wholly owned subsidiary FlexSpeech Ltd., in Durham, England.
     The FlexSpeech engine allows speech recognition telephony applications to
 be deployed in a scaleable and robust way due to the powerful three-tiered
 architecture (client, router, and server) at the heart of the design.  Various
 applications have been developed in several languages (British English, US
 English and Italian) with other language versions under development.
     "Mindmaker's FlexSpeech technology will initially be available in two
 major applications, FlexSpeech Directory and FlexSpeech Auto Attendant,"
 explained Russell Collingham, Managing Director of FlexSpeech, Ltd.  "With the
 ability to accurately handle millions of records, FlexSpeech technology offers
 one of the largest scale and best accuracy speech recognition telephony
 systems available."
     FlexSpeech Directory is a large-scale speech recognition telephony system
 capable of handling up to 10 million records on a desktop PC.  It provides
 accurate name and address recognition and database retrieval of, for example,
 telephone numbers or account information in real-time for directory enquiries,
 banking or similar customer service applications.  FlexSpeech Attendant is a
 large-scale speech recognition telephony system capable of providing call
 routing, voicemail and call screening within an organisation.  It provides
 accurate name recognition and database retrieval of telephone numbers in real-
 time.  Instead of having to remember or lookup extension numbers simply dial
 and speak your colleague or client's name and the call is routed to their
 number.
     FlexSpeech works under Windows NT(R), Linux or Solaris(R).  FlexSpeech
 also features a customisable speech grammar and vocabulary, including names,
 addresses, numbers and currencies, dates and more.  The system is completely
 speaker and gender independent and can be accessed through land and mobile
 phones.
 
     About Mindmaker
     Mindmaker, Inc is the world leader for Intelligent Assistant-centric
 computing, and develops intelligence enabled development platforms and a wide
 range of intelligence, speech and Internet enabled applications.  These
 applications are primarily Personal and Service Provider Assistants, for B2B,
 B2C and C2C applications.  Whereas Mindmaker's focus remains on productising
 Intelligent Assistant applications, many of its technologies have business
 opportunities outside this Assistant domain.  Mindmaker nurtures these
 business areas until they can be spun-off as separate companies.
     In addition to its corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, Mindmaker has
 seven subsidiaries, including two in Hungary, two in Singapore and three in
 the United Kingdom.  Mindmaker, Ltd. in Hungary focuses its AI expertise on
 machine learning and reasoning technology and intelligent assistant product
 development.  Cygron Pte. Ltd. in Singapore is the holding and headquarters
 company for Cygron Ltd. in Hungary which has core AI competencies centered on
 data-mining and decision support technology.  Mindmaker Pte. Ltd. also in
 Singapore concentrates on the research and development of advanced multi-modal
 user interfaces. In January 2000, Mindmaker acquired 3F, Ltd., FlexSpeech,
 Ltd., and SoulSim Ltd., all based in Durham, England. 3F, Ltd. provides core
 competencies in natural language processing.  FlexSpeech Ltd., is developing
 is advanced Telephony Speech Recognition technology and products. SoulSim's
 offering is a popular and highly targeted web property for teenage girls.
     All trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
 
     CONTACT:  Heather King, email, heather@sspr.com, or Roxanne Pascente,
 email, roxanne@sspr.com, both of S&S Public Relations, 800-287-2279, for
 Mindmaker; or Marina Cozac of Mindmaker, Inc., 408-467-0458, email,
 marketing@mindmaker.com
 
 

SOURCE Mindmaker, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindmaker, Inc., a leader in the
 development of Intelligent Personal Assistants, Speech I/O Interfaces and
 other Artificial Intelligence Technology, today announced the beta release of
 FlexSpeech, a high accuracy speech recognition system for small, medium or
 large-scale telephony applications.  FlexSpeech was developed by Mindmaker's
 wholly owned subsidiary FlexSpeech Ltd., in Durham, England.
     The FlexSpeech engine allows speech recognition telephony applications to
 be deployed in a scaleable and robust way due to the powerful three-tiered
 architecture (client, router, and server) at the heart of the design.  Various
 applications have been developed in several languages (British English, US
 English and Italian) with other language versions under development.
     "Mindmaker's FlexSpeech technology will initially be available in two
 major applications, FlexSpeech Directory and FlexSpeech Auto Attendant,"
 explained Russell Collingham, Managing Director of FlexSpeech, Ltd.  "With the
 ability to accurately handle millions of records, FlexSpeech technology offers
 one of the largest scale and best accuracy speech recognition telephony
 systems available."
     FlexSpeech Directory is a large-scale speech recognition telephony system
 capable of handling up to 10 million records on a desktop PC.  It provides
 accurate name and address recognition and database retrieval of, for example,
 telephone numbers or account information in real-time for directory enquiries,
 banking or similar customer service applications.  FlexSpeech Attendant is a
 large-scale speech recognition telephony system capable of providing call
 routing, voicemail and call screening within an organisation.  It provides
 accurate name recognition and database retrieval of telephone numbers in real-
 time.  Instead of having to remember or lookup extension numbers simply dial
 and speak your colleague or client's name and the call is routed to their
 number.
     FlexSpeech works under Windows NT(R), Linux or Solaris(R).  FlexSpeech
 also features a customisable speech grammar and vocabulary, including names,
 addresses, numbers and currencies, dates and more.  The system is completely
 speaker and gender independent and can be accessed through land and mobile
 phones.
 
     About Mindmaker
     Mindmaker, Inc is the world leader for Intelligent Assistant-centric
 computing, and develops intelligence enabled development platforms and a wide
 range of intelligence, speech and Internet enabled applications.  These
 applications are primarily Personal and Service Provider Assistants, for B2B,
 B2C and C2C applications.  Whereas Mindmaker's focus remains on productising
 Intelligent Assistant applications, many of its technologies have business
 opportunities outside this Assistant domain.  Mindmaker nurtures these
 business areas until they can be spun-off as separate companies.
     In addition to its corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, Mindmaker has
 seven subsidiaries, including two in Hungary, two in Singapore and three in
 the United Kingdom.  Mindmaker, Ltd. in Hungary focuses its AI expertise on
 machine learning and reasoning technology and intelligent assistant product
 development.  Cygron Pte. Ltd. in Singapore is the holding and headquarters
 company for Cygron Ltd. in Hungary which has core AI competencies centered on
 data-mining and decision support technology.  Mindmaker Pte. Ltd. also in
 Singapore concentrates on the research and development of advanced multi-modal
 user interfaces. In January 2000, Mindmaker acquired 3F, Ltd., FlexSpeech,
 Ltd., and SoulSim Ltd., all based in Durham, England. 3F, Ltd. provides core
 competencies in natural language processing.  FlexSpeech Ltd., is developing
 is advanced Telephony Speech Recognition technology and products. SoulSim's
 offering is a popular and highly targeted web property for teenage girls.
     All trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
 
     CONTACT:  Heather King, email, heather@sspr.com, or Roxanne Pascente,
 email, roxanne@sspr.com, both of S&S Public Relations, 800-287-2279, for
 Mindmaker; or Marina Cozac of Mindmaker, Inc., 408-467-0458, email,
 marketing@mindmaker.com
 
 SOURCE  Mindmaker, Inc.