Using a Crowdsourced Model for Faster Turnaround at Good Quality
Sandeep Nulkar & Nakul Datar
Thursday, 23 April, 2020
With over 1.2 billion people, 22 official languages and an increased demand in content in the local languages, India is a dynamic market to work in. Join the Vernac Language Technologies team at BITS as they share their experience with a new crowdsourced translation platform they built, which helps them deliver on those demands. Based on a deep understanding of Indian languages and leveraging state-of-the-art technology, Vernac is beginning to redefine the conventional approach to translating by tapping into a latent supply of first-time post editors and reviewers. This webinar will include an overview of the changing linguistic landscape in India, the challenges with such a dynamic market, the possible solutions and the ‘PaaS’ success story.
Sandeep Nulkar is the Founder & CEO of one of India’s oldest translation and localisation companies, BITS Private Limited. He recently founded the language technology start-up, Vernac Language Technologies. A problem-solver at heart, Sandeep is a serial entrepreneur, columnist and author, who contributes on several government and academic committees and advisory boards. Sandeep has led various language industry-related initiatives at a personal and community level, and was the first Asian recipient of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Language Industry Award’ at the Annual Language Industry Summit in London in 2016, and a winner of the prestigious Udyami Award for Entrepreneurship.
Nakul Datar is a founding member and the Chief Technology Officer at Vernac. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science & Software Engineering from the University of Southern California, he has worked in the software design and web development space for the last 15 years, across multiple platforms, countries and domains. Nakul takes a keen interest in leveraging cutting-edge technologies in mobility, machine-learning, geospatial intelligence and simplifying human-computer interactions to provide a simple yet sophisticated software product experience. His hobbies include languages, cartography and science fiction.
In India, the digital explosion has just begun. From 390 million Internet users in 2016, India is expecting to see...
With a population of over 1.2 billion and 22 official languages, India is a great example of a multi-cultural and multi...
Microsoft Office applications, services, and content are available in 211 countries and localized in up to 107...