AppTek Integrates Omnifluent™ Technology with AP ENPS

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AP to demonstrate new ENPS automated transcription and translation capability at the 2014 NAB Show.

The Associated Press (AP) and Applications Technology (AppTek), LLC today announced the integration of AppTek’s Omnifluent Media and Translate products with the AP ENPS multiplatform news production system.

By merging AppTek’s automatic speech recognition (ASR) and hybrid machine translation (HMT) software with AP’s news production system, users of AP ENPS now have a quick, easy-to-use process for automatic transcription of media files and automatic translation of written stories and video packages within the system. The integration also enables users a streamlined method for time-coding and aligning scripts with audio tracks as they create same language caption and/or foreign language subtitle files to pair with video.

AppTek, a pioneer in ASR and machine translation technology, recently made its Omnifluent products MOS protocol compliant, which provides journalists and news agencies using AP ENPS accessibility to AppTek's language software. With just a few clicks of a mouse, users may submit their story entry in AP ENPS that includes a separate audio file for automated speech-to-text (STT) conversion using Omnifluent Media. With similar ease, users can send a written story in AP ENPS to Omnifluent Translate for automatic translation into more than 30 target languages and dialects. In either case, the integration places the resulting transcript and translation in a meta block and returns it to the requesting component within AP ENPS for editing or publication.

“AppTek’s translation product is a great fit with AP ENPS for customers who are looking to reach new audiences in another language,” said Lee Perryman, director of AP ENPS. “Using Omnifluent with AP ENPS speeds the workflow for translations for on-air and online.”

AppTek Director of Accounts Ian Broennle stated, “By automating the labor-intensive task of closed captioning and multi-language subtitling within ENPS, journalists and news agencies have an efficient, cost-effective solution for complying with captioning regulations and reaching new audiences to further monetize content.”

The AppTek Omnifluent Integration tool will be demonstrated with AP ENPS at the AP booth (SL7606) at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, NV, April 7-10, 2014.

About AP:

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the Web:

About AppTek:

AppTek provides proven, time-saving and cost effective automatic language translation – from text to text, speech to text and speech to speech. AppTek licenses its comprehensive suite of Human Language Technology (HLT) products and solutions to enable major media, commercial, and government customers to process audio, video, and text content in more than 30 languages and dialects. On the Web:

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