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One of the Topmost Technological Innovations of the World in 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The creditable Popular Science magazine has introduced a website developed by a research company, which is headed by an Iranian researcher, as one of the topmost technological innovations and inventions of the world in 2007.

Melodis Corp is a pioneer in new voice recognition and search technologies and recently announced that the Popular Science has introduced www.midomi.com as one of the most important technical innovations of the world in 2007. The website, which is a product of Melodis Corp, has been developed by Dr. Keyvan Mohajer, an Iranian expatriate who works with the company. Therefore, he will take part at the ceremony during which the 20th BOWN (Best of What’s New) award is to be handed out.

The website, www.midomi.com, has won the BOWN award and will be introduced as one of the top 100 new products of modern technologies in the next (December) issue of Popular Science magazine.

Midomi.com is a magical website with unique capabilities including the ability to recognize voice. Using that site, the web users may find a whole musical piece by whispering part of its music.

For 20 years, Popular Science has been giving BOWN award to innovations across the world, which have had a positive impact on people’s lives and have changed people’s viewpoints about the future.

Jacob Ward, deputy managing editor of Popular Science has described midomi.com by saying that the website analyzes melodies and rhythms and compares them with 200 short musical pieces which are kept in its data base. Interestingly, in 95 percent of cases, the search results are successful.

Dr. Keyvan Mohajer, founder and protagonist of Melodis Corp, is a graduate of Stanford University.

He says, “We want to bring about a fundamental change in people’s interaction with technology.”

He added, “Selection of midomi.com by a creditable magazine like Popular Science is an honor for us and shows that what we are doing with regard to voice recognition technology will change future interactions between people and technology.”

Midomi.com is available in six languages, but can play music in 33 languages.

Keyvan Mohajer has played a key role in establishment of 20 specialized companies across the United States and Canada before founding Melodis Corp. He is now a senior advisor for those companies.

Dr. Keyvan Mohajer has obtained his master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and applied sciences from Toronto University of Canada.

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