The Moses statistical machine translation system was first released as an open-source, academic research tool in 2006. Commercial interest in open source SMT grew quickly, largely because the freely licensed, royalty-free Moses technology showed extraordinary promise to fulfill long-standing market demands for automated language translations. This session will take a look at the developments from the intervening years and examine the pros and cons of the various public, private, and custom-built platforms built on the Moses framework.
With 27 years' experience in the language industry, including 12 in the Central Intelligence Agency where he oversaw the evolution of state-of-the-art transcription and translation tools, Tom Hoar's career has encompassed all manner of technologies relating to translation and interpretation. He founded Precision Translation Tools in 2010 with the goal of making statistical machine translation tools simple to use and available to everyone.