Coveo Awarded Patent for Automatic Speech Recognition Training Capabilities in Coveo Audio-Video Search Technology

    Innovative speech recognition technology converts audio into text,
allowing users to search and find more accurate data from audio and video

    PALO ALTO, CALIF. & QUEBEC CITY, CANADA, September 25 /CNW/ - Coveo
Solutions Inc., a global provider of secure enterprise search solutions,
announced today that it won a U.S. patent for technology it developed to
automatically train the language model and modify the dictionary of a speech
recognition engine used with its award-winning Coveo Audio-Video Search (CAVS)

    Coveo's speech recognition training capabilities 'self-learns' by
leveraging relevant contextual content related to the audio and video files,
allowing it to better model the enterprise language. Working in unison with
CAVS, the solution converts speech found within audio and video files into
text, so that the text can be indexed to more accurately match user queries
and offer a more productive search experience. With the integration of these
new and innovative speech recognition training capabilities, Coveo offers a
unique search tool that helps businesses and their customers more easily find
content, texts and video simply through textual queries.

    "Speech recognition is becoming the standard for audio-visual search, as
recently noted by Google's executives," said Laurent Simoneau, Coveo's chief
executive officer. "But while others in the market are setting the stage, we
are thrilled that Coveo is the first to market with a patented solution that
not only retrieves relevant audio and video, but does so by integrating smart
speech recognition technology capabilities."

    "Text search is a problem that is addressed by many products in the
market, but as more enterprise as well as Web information is stored in audio
or video files, we are losing access to the great swathes of information,"
said Sue Feldman, IDC's VP for Search and Digital Marketplace Technologies.
"Speech recognition technologies like Coveo's give us visibility into this
growing collection of non-text information."

    Introduced in February as the sole property of Coveo, and recently named
one of KMWorld magazine's "Trend-Setting Products of 2007," Coveo's
audio-video technology leverages the successful platform of its flagship
product, Coveo Enterprise Search (CES), to improve search precision and allow
users to quickly and easily retrieve audio and video files in the same process
in which they currently find data such as PDF files, emails, etc. The search
experience has proven to be unlike anything users have known in the rich media
field - enabling proper names, employee names and domain terms to be
automatically recognized.

    Noted by IDC as one of the Top 10 Companies to Watch in Canada, Coveo is
driving a market that is considered a gate keeper to unleashing business
success. With a business initiative focused on collaboration, Coveo's search
technology also delivers proven organizational efficiencies for a knowledge
management, risk management, IP protection, compliance and improved customer

    For more information, and to test drive Coveo Enterprise Search free for
30 days, please visit

    About Coveo Solutions Inc.

    Coveo offers search solutions that empower enterprises to securely access
critical information as needed. Whether it's to meet regulatory compliance,
improve customer response, protect intellectual property or improve
organizational efficiencies, Coveo's enterprise search technology enables
organizations to find, understand and act on critical information located
anywhere in the enterprise. Coveo's enterprise clients include HP, Procter &
Gamble, CA, Rabobank, PwC, Deloitte, Nomura, National Grid, AMN Healthcare,
Lockheed Martin, NATO, NASA, AC Nielsen, US Navy, Verizon, Yellow Pages Group
(Canada) and ESPN.

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