SAIL LABS releases Media Mining Indexer 4.0

Vienna (PRWEB) September 11, 2005

SAIL LABS Technology, the recognized leader in speech technology solutions for broadcast news, today announced the release of the latest version of its award-winning Media Mining Indexer product, which enables indexing of live news feeds and multimedia archives producing annotated text output in real-time to be used in digital asset management systems for subsequent multimedia search and retrieval.

One of the key factors for the global success of SAIL LABS Technology is the commitment to monitor and improve the quality of its products and services by closely listening to its customers. Based on the feedback of this worldwide client base and partner network, SAIL LABS has refined its flagship product to enhance performance, ease of use and maintainability.

The Media Mining Indexer is built on some of the best speech processing and language technology

currently available – all developed and produced by SAIL LABS:

Automatic Speech Recognition enables accurate conversion of speech to text, even with high levels of background noise.

Speaker Change Detection segregates audio segments based on speaker for focused information retrieval.

Speaker Identification classifies “who” has been saying “what” in the news.

Topic Classification helps locating stories relating to user specific interests.

Named Entity Detection makes finding relevant information easier by highlighting words within the text output that belong to certain categories (e.g. persons, locations, organizations).

The Media Mining Indexer 4.0 includes major improvements as well as new features like:

Increased speed of algorithms improves the performance and reduces the CPU requirement for

all languages.

Additional speech processing provides higher accuracy and reliability of the transcribed text.

A broader range of flexible licensing options allows customers and partners to self-service

their license requirements from their workstation 24/7 without further interaction with SAIL


Support for the UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format) character-encoding standard enables easy handling of vocabularies in all languages.

Enhanced audio analysis algorithms identify problems in the incoming audio allowing for rapid determination and fixing of audio-related problems.

The indexed output can now be instantly viewed in the Internet Explorer without the use of any additional software.

Both Application Programme Interface and the output of Media Mining Indexer 4.0 are fully compatible with previous versions.

Media Mining Indexer 4.0 includes the accompanying Language Model Tool enabling users to

fine-tune the system’s language capabilities to cope with, e.g., dialectic pronunciations etc.

“We are confident that the new features and additional enhancements to the Media Mining Indexer will not only appeal to our current customers and partners but will be attractive to a wider market and will strengthen our leading position in this domain,” said Dr. Thomas Netousek, CEO and co-founder of SAIL LABS Technology.

The Media Mining Indexer 4.0 currently supports Arabic, English (American and British), French,

German and Spanish language and will be available from SAIL LABS’ global network of partners.

About SAIL LABS Technology

SAIL LABS Technology (from ‘Speech–Artificial-Intelligence–Language Laboratories’) is one of the

world’s leading innovators in the field of Speech Technology and ‘Natural Language Understanding’

creating high-end software for speech and multimedia analysis solutions. SAIL LABS Technology addresses the high-value speech technology markets of media indexing, media mining and spoken dialogue systems. Together with a global network of partners, SAIL LABS provides comprehensive solutions for vertical markets.

For more information about SAIL LABS Technology, visit


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