Nuance Communications, Inc. is a provider of voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions. The Company operates through four segments: Healthcare, Automotive, Enterprise and Other. It offers its customers capabilities for natural language understanding; dialog and information management; biometric speaker authentication; text-to-speech; optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities, and domain knowledge, along with professional services and implementation support. It markets and sells its solutions and technologies across the world directly through a sales force, through its e-commerce Website, and also through a global network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, distributors, hardware vendors and telecommunications carriers. It offers its solutions and technologies to its customers in various ways, including perpetual licenses, hosted cloud-based solutions, and maintenance and support.