|[November 15, 2012]
Veveo Announces Conversational Speech Interface Capabilities for Next Generation Semantic Search and Personalization Solutions for Pay TV Operators
ANDOVER, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap
in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery
and personalization solutions, announced today that it has successfully
integrated voice and natural language capabilities for television and
video search, discovery and navigation with its SmartRelevance™
Conversational Platform. The new conversational interface
capabilities are available for trial by Pay TV and video services'
operators, connected device manufacturers, and set top box vendors.
Veveo's conversational interface solutions will be commercially
available as part of its Reveal 3.0 product launch targeted for early
"Our conversational interfaces are a logical evolution of our deep
semantic technologies currently being used by Tier-1 operators for
natural, intuitive and intelligent search, personalization, and
discovery features for multi-screen television and video services," said
Murali Aravamudan, founder and CEO of Veveo. "Veveo's new advanced
features will enable users to interact with devices and services to get
to desired programs through a natural and intuitive process rather than
complicated guides and menus."
A video demonstration of the functionality of Veveo's conversational
interface that will be available in Reveal 3.0 can be found here.
Veveo already serves more than 45 million televisions in the US and
Canada with its Reveal 2 and Reveal 2.1 solutions that are used for
advanced predictive search and personalization by operators. Veveo Pay
TV customers include Comcast, Cablevision, Rogers, and DirecTV, along
with Verizon FiOS (News - Alert) as a licensee of Veveo's patents.
Reveal solutions are based on Veveo's SmartRelevance
Conversational Platform that supports an aggregate of more than 100
million devices globally for television, video and mobile services. The
platform is backed by a growing intellectual property portfolio of 32
issued patents and more than 67 patent applications filed to date.
Current Reveal customers will be able to upgrade to Reveal 3.0.
Veveo Conversational Interface Features
Veveo's conversational interfaces are designed to:
Allow users to perform search and discovery universally across
available services without the need for hierarchical navigation or
structured menus prevalent in services today.
Address navigational challenges for users through applying natural
language understanding with Veveo's core semantic technologies to make
usability natural and intuitive.
Build upon a proprietary Knowledge Graph and implicit personalization
capabilities of its proprietary Personal Graph solutions to create
hyper-personalized and efficient user experiences.
The Veveo hybrid-cloud platform can be deployed in operators' or service
providers' networks, private clouds, or hosted by Veveo. The
conversational interfaces maintain state awareness of a conversation to
allow users to disambiguate, clarify and get to desired results quickly
through a process of natural dialog, similar to how people converse with
one another. Veveo's core predictive search and personalization
capabilities aid in making the conversational interfaces intelligent at
the outset and adaptive to users' preferences over time.
A copy of Veveo's whitepaper on its conversational interfaces and
demonstrations can be requested by contacting Veveo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veveo is pioneering technologies that bridge the semantic gap in
usability for connected devices and applications based on its
proprietary Knowledge Graph semantic database. It's SmartRelevance™
Conversational Platform is a comprehensive technology stack built on the
Knowledge Graph. This platform is used by Tier 1 service providers in
North America and major smartphone manufacturers globally for
intelligent search, personalization, and recommendation solutions on
more than 100 million devices.
Veveo's semantic solutions are designed to deliver rich,
hyper-personalized user experiences that anticipate user intent towards
driving higher engagement, content consumption, and monetization of
products and services for device vendors, service providers and
enterprises, across platforms of smartphones, tablets, TVs, and set-top
boxes. Veveo has a growing intellectual property portfolio of more than
67 patent applications, with 32 issued and allowed patents. Veveo's
customers include Comcast, Cablevision, Rogers, AT&T, DirecTV, and
Nokia (News - Alert). Veveo, based in Boston is venture-backed and founded by serial
technology entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.veveo.net.
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