AppTek Inc. Announces Partnership with Virage/Autonomy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--July 26, 2004-- Virage, a division of Autonomy Corp. (NASDAQ: AUTN; LSE: AU.) and a leading provider of rich media communication and content management software, and Applications Technology, Inc. (AppTek), a leading technology developer of state-of-the-art applications in computational linguistics and linguistic software (“Lingware”), today announced a joint, global effort to provide leading-edge, multilingual voice-recognition software to government entities and broadcast media outlets globally. With this agreement, AppTek will now be able to integrate its text-based applications with Virage’s speech technology, such as voice recognition and text-to-speech transcription and translation. There is a growing need in the market for information retrieval in different formats and in a variety of languages. AppTek, a natural language processing company, excels in machine translation and information retrieval software with capabilities such as query translation, proper noun detection and text summarization, all in a variety of languages. But as its systems are primarily text-based, AppTek sought a solution that would address speech-based information retrieval as well. Virage and AppTek’s combined technologies effectively address this need with tools that recognize, transcribe and search voice content. AppTek enhances its solutions with Virage’s voice-recognition software solution, a technology that enables the exploitation and acquisition of foreign-language content. Mudar Yaghi, CEO of AppTek said: “Virage’s API is flexible and its graphical user interface is well-developed and comprehensive. Virage met this requirement, and continues to prove its worth in not only the government sector, but various other markets.” .Stouffer Egan, CEO of North American Operations, Autonomy, said: “Ongoing global issues have brought to light the need to track and exploit information in a number of languages and formats”.