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iADDATPA and the Collaboration of Four MT Developers

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 - 11:45

Four MT developers joined forces to convince the EU it was possible to provide secure machine translation services for public sector organizations. The joint effort won the largest machine translation infrastructure bid in 2017 by focusing on a security-compliant solution that leverages domain adaptation for the translation of public administration content. Intelligent detection of the most suitable MT engine for a translation is a key feature of iADAATPA, and because of the open nature of the platform, any MT company can connect via API, enabling access to a larger selection of engines. Learn how iADAATPA (Intelligent, Automatic Domain Adapted Automated Translation for Public Administrations) will help support the EU’s vision for a digital single market in Europe.

Technology and Integrations, Short Talk

Manuel Herranz, Pangeanic

Active in the European language industry since the 1990s, Manuel Herranz is CEO and founder of Pangeanic B.I Europa, a leading translation company with HQ in Valencia (Spain) and strong commercial links with the partner offices in Japan and China. A firm believer in language automation, Manuel masterminded the creation and development of PangeaMT, a machine translation platform which is now at version 3 including hybridization techniques using search engine-type recall. PangeaMT is offered both to other LSPs and organizations and it has received several rounds of funding for R&D by EU programmes. The last EU research project resulted in the release of ActivaTM, one of the most advanced multi-channel, multi-format and multi-language translation memory systems. Based on Elastic Search technologies, it has been designed in order to supersede the expensive model of server-based CAT tool providers.

Tony O'Dowd, KantanMT

Tony is a serial entrepreneur with three successful companies behind him. More importantly, he’s a family man, with three kids to keep him up late at night (with worry), a keen musician and mountain trekker. Tony is Founder and Chief Architect at KantanMT.com, a cloud based platform used by some of the largest companies in the world to machine translate billions of words of online content. Prior to this he was Founder of Alchemy Software Development, developers of Alchemy CATALYST, the market leading CAT tool for software and web site localisation. Tony spent three years as a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, teaching Microprocessor Design and Assembly Language Programming. Aged 50, Tony has a BSC Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, is a Fellow of the University of Limerick, and is a founder of  FIT Ltd., a $20 million government training organization for the long term unemployed.

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