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Two Swiss start-ups awarded for their language technology products

06.07.2015 08:21

Recapp IT and Interprefy are among the winners of the international LT Innovation Award.

LT-Innovate is the Association of the Language Technology Industry. It gathers top executives of companies developing intelligent content technologies, interactive communication technologies & multi- and cross-lingual processing technologies. Language Technologies are pervasive and, by nature, key enabling technologies in a multilingual world.

The LT-Innovate Summit is the annual point of convergence for the Language Technology Industry to network, discuss needs and strategies and explore innovation and business opportunities. This year, it was held End of June in Brussels. One of the elements of the event is the award ceremony of the LT Innovation Award. This year about 100 companies applied, 18 were selected and invited to present their business cases to investors and industry specialists. Five companies were awarded. Two out of this five are from Switzerland.

Interprefy has developed a browser-based interpreting platform that not only enables interpreters to work remotely but also allows participants to use their smartphones as headsets. Interpreting jobs are posted to an online list, which qualified interpreters can then access.

Recapp IT uses speech recognition and natural language processing technology to make audio searchable and accessible. The solution is already used by the parliament of the Canton of Wallis.

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