April 21, 2016
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iSpeech Launches Platform for Publishers That Provides Tools to Convert Text-Based Content Into Quality Audio
iSpeech, a leading provider of speech technology solutions and mobile applications, has just announced the launch of the iSpeech Publishing Platform which makes it possible to convert text from books, websites, mobile applications and other text-based content into human quality audio. iSpeech also provides a suite of Text to Speech APIs and SDKs for developers to use in web and mobile applications.
The KantanMT's REST-based API with JSON responses is designed to aid mid-sized local service providers (LSPs) in delivering KantanMT translation capabilities. KantanMT is a statistical machine translation platform (in contrast to a computer assisted translation service). The big advantage is speed: the service is available instantly, faster than you can say, "qu'est-ce que c'est?"
The Haitian earthquake disaster prompted a quick response from tech companies, who have provided practical applications to aid in the disaster response. The Microsoft Translator Team has pitched in by announcing that Creole, a language spoken by nearly 80% of Hatians, is now supported in its language translation service Bing Translator.