SOURCE: Veveo

Veveo

June 04, 2013 10:00 ET

Veveo Opens Its Graph-Based Semantic Platform to Modular Integration With Third-Party Search and Recommendation Systems

Knowledge Graph Provides Next-Generation Semantic Capabilities to Partner Systems, Including the Implementation of Veveo's New Conversational Interfaces

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, today announced that it has created a modular implementation of its SmartRelevance Conversational Platform. This will allow the company's approved partners and customers to create next-generation usability experiences based on Veveo's knowledge graph semantic capabilities and agility in gleaning user intent and relevance. As a result, providers of search and recommendation technologies, as well as service providers with legacy systems, can now leverage Veveo's proprietary technologies to make their systems advanced in meeting growing user expectations for intelligent and natural usability.

"Graph-based semantic technologies are the future of intelligent usability, and while most companies that have created such technologies use them for their own mobile or social media services, Veveo's goal is to make these capabilities ubiquitous across all products and services on connected devices," said Murali Aravamudan, founder and CEO of Veveo. "After building state-of-the-art knowledge graph capabilities that have been battle-tested with our customers' mobile, second screen and television implementations for many years, we have now taken the step to make this platform available to third parties as well. We are confident that this will represent a paradigm shift not only for users -- but for our partners who can now use this technology as a bridge to the next-generation usability that consumers are starting to expect." 

The SmartRelevance Conversational Platform is Veveo's flagship end-to-end solution used by leading pay TV operators in North America. Services built on this platform are deployed on more than 45 million televisions in the US and Canada, and on more than 100 million connected devices including televisions, set-top boxes, mobile phones and tablets globally. The SmartRelevance Conversational Platform is based on Veveo's core semantic technologies backed by 41 patents and more than 75 filed patent applications.

"Improved content search and discovery is an increasingly important need for pay TV operators," said Greg Ireland, research manager for Multiscreen Video at IDC. "Veveo is addressing two key trends in the operator environment. The first is operator requirements for modular platforms that allow technologies to be integrated from different vendors; the second is the emergence of graph-based semantic technologies for content discovery. The introduction of solutions that integrate emerging technologies with existing infrastructure is a positive development for the market."

The modular implementation of the SmartRelevance Conversational Platform includes new breakthroughs recently announced by Veveo in speech-based conversational interfaces. The core capabilities offered within the modular architecture include:

  • Graph-based capabilities through Veveo's patented knowledge graph technologies for incredibly fast and agile semantic search, discovery and recommendation capabilities with flexible user interface and usability options, including the use of natural language interfaces;
  • Advanced contextual relevance features for search and recommendation, including dynamic real-time global and local relevance, personalization-based relevance and social relevance;
  • Veveo's breakthrough developments in natural language processing and understanding that enable natural dialog-based real-time conversational interfaces. The system can generate smart responses to user queries, making the conversational experience with devices and applications seem human-like and natural;
  • Disambiguation of user errors such as mistyping, erroneous entries and typos, overcoming user limitations and errors for a more elegant user experience.

Veveo will showcase its technology in booth 3312 at the upcoming Cable Show from June 10-12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Contact Veveo today to request an in-person demonstration of the new capabilities enabled by the modular implementation of its SmartRelevance Conversational Platform.

Veveo will also be implementing a partner program to support this initiative and is currently supporting charter partners and customers that are yet to be announced. The company is accepting additional requests from interested partners. 

About Veveo
Veveo is a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions. With more than 100 million deployments worldwide through leading device OEMs and Tier 1 service providers, and 45 million TVs supported by leading pay TV operators in the US and Canada, Veveo is redefining how users experience connected devices and applications in natural and intuitive ways. Based on the company's patented Knowledge Graph semantic platform, Veveo products enable advanced solutions for search, recommendation, discovery and navigation that offer intelligent, intuitive and efficient usability. These technologies further enable the implementation of intelligent conversational interfaces to bridge the gap in usability for connected devices and applications with natural language and speech based interfaces. 

Veveo's semantic solutions are designed to deliver rich, hyper-personalized user experiences that anticipate user intent, 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.

Founded in 2004, Veveo's customers include Comcast, Cablevision, Rogers, AT&T, DirecTV, and Nokia. The venture-backed company is based in Boston, MA and has a growing intellectual property portfolio of 41 patents and more than 75 filed patent applications. For more information, visit http://corporate.veveo.net or find us on Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.

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