Powered by a linguistic approach, the future of natural language processing will enable human-like understanding through a wide range of applications. Thanks to Bitext NLP technologies, that far future is closer than expected. Bitext solutions are fully oriented to the current needs of many forward-looking companies relying on cutting-edge techniques ranging from sentiment analysis tools to a generation of artificial training data. After years of hard work in the field of the automation of customer support, Bitext developed the most advanced API ever seen and several conversational agents for innovative enterprises as, for instance, TechCrunch.
Google’s smart speaker, Google Home, has recently learned a new language. Launched at the end of June this year, Google Home is now speaking Spanish. As real as life itself, Spanish speakers can now listen to all summer hits without lifting a finger, or even look for restaurants nearby by indirectly saying, ‘Ok Google, tengo hambre’. This language update may serve to gain ground in the market of artificial intelligence-powered devices since Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. Notwithstanding, Google Home's Spanish skills leave much to be desired. Bitext team has been testing it and, as a matter of fact, there is still room for improvement.
A client came to us because their bot couldn’t understand customer requests like: “I’ve been a client for five years and my daughter wanted that present so badly; but I haven’t received it yet!". It was impossible for their bot to understand such a combination of knowledge items. That’s how we started implementing query segmentation.
Last week, Bitext was included in the selective list of "Cool Vendors in AI Core Technologies” by Gartner, Inc. We have been recognized for our NLP Middleware technology for conversational bots and virtual assistants.
We can't deny it: our API platform, the longest-standing product we have been offering, is our favorite. Up until now it was fairly good and defintely had the job done, but we knew we could achieve even greater results. So these past few months we have been working intensively on renovation at all levels, and now we are truly excited to present to you a new version!