SAIC Makes Investment in Language Technologies

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) has purchased technology, intellectual property and related assets from AppTek Partners, LLC; Applications Technology, Inc.; and MediaMind, LLC: all firms that focus on human language technologies.

According to the firm, “SAIC will acquire a complete suite of products for text and speech (voice) processing, including machine translation, knowledge management and automated speech recognition tools for more than 30 languages. Federal government and commercial customers use these tools to automatically translate and transcribe large volumes of data and significantly reduce the amount of time needed to edit and finalize translated output.”

The moves will help the firm deliver language services to the intelligence, defense and law enforcement communities.

“The combination of new machine translation technology and SAIC’s existing human translation capabilities will serve as a powerful accelerant for developing real-time language translation solutions that quickly and accurately reflect the true meaning of a particular culture or dialect, ” said John Hynes, senior vice president and business unit general manager. “We are well positioned for growth in this rising market segment.”

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