SOURCE: Koemei


May 21, 2012 11:00 ET

University of Geneva Selects Koemei for Automatic Speech-to-Text Transcription

Cloud-Based Audio Transcription Enables Swiss University to Automatically Transcribe and Index Lectures

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Koemei, the leader in large scale video and audio transcription, today announced that the University of Geneva, Switzerland has successfully completed a pilot to use the Koemei Web Service platform to transcribe the university's lectures and archive them for indexing, search and retrieval.

Koemei made the announcement from New York where it is participating in the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 event that showcases innovative technologies.

"Koemei's solution exceeded our expectation in terms of accuracy and ease of deployment," said Pierre Yves Burgi, PhD, head of IT, University of Geneva (UNIGE).

"The successful pilot with UNIGE demonstrates Koemei's readiness to address the education market using state of the art speech recognition for automatic lecture transcription," said Temitope Ola, CEO, Koemei.

"More in higher education are turning to Koemei for automatic lecture transcription particularly to address accessibility compliance and provide a means to index and search the growing number of recorded lectures," explained Ola.

Koemei Web Service platform and API provides enterprises, education and professionals with a premier high-quality alternative to cost-prohibitive manual transcription. Koemei delivers a direct interface to video services such as YouTube, Brightcove, Kaltura, Matterhorn for closed caption or SEO.

Nearly $16 billion is spent annually on traditional transcription with approximately 120,000 transcriptionists in United States and is expected to grow 21 percent annually in the corporate and education markets. Koemei Web Services is used in enterprises and by transcription service providers to increase accuracy and efficiency.

About Koemei
With offices in Martigny, Switzerland and San Francisco, USA, Koemei aims to become the world's leading destination for large scale high accuracy machine transcription. Koemei's solutions address the needs of organizations who manage millions of videos with billions of monthly views for clients and who require transcription solution for text, caption, indexing, SEO and monetization. Learn more at

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