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[FYI] Interception capabilities 2000: Voice recognition question

[Dies scheint mir doch ein GANZ WICHTIGER Punkt zu sein. --AHH]


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20 May 1999 

JYA would appreciate leads on the company (or other companies) which
produce the NSA word recognition technology cited in this email
exchange, which commences with an excerpt from Interception
Capabilities 2000, a report for the European Parliament by Duncan

Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 01:59:13 +0200 (CEST)

>Contrary to reports in the press, effective "word spotting" search
>systems automatically to select telephone calls of intelligence
>interest are not yet available, despite 30 years of research.

This is incorrect. I met the CEO of the company that makes the voice
print and word identification systems for the NSA. He proudly told me
his company's products can perform word recognition in 120
*simultaneous* languages.

Unfortunately, I lost his business card and can't for the world
remember his name or that of his company. But they aren't exactly
secretive about their products. They are in Virginia, about 30 min
from DC.

In response to our inquiry the person who wrote the last messages is
certain the name of the company cannot be recalled. We are familiar
with several commercial voice recognition products, none of which
advertise as far as we can discover the capabilities cited in the
message, though some offer unspecified products only to "authorized
agencies of law enforcement." 

Send leads to <jy@jya.com>. 

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Thanks very much. 

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