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KantanMT Shortlisted for PITCH at the 2013 Dublin Web Summit


Tuesday, 24 September, 2013

KantanMT is pleased to announce that it has been selected to compete at the PITCH start-up competition at the Dublin Web Summit. The Web Summit is Europe’s largest tech conference and takes place in Dublin, Ireland from the 30th-31st October. During the event, KantanMT will join 150 of the world’s leading early-stage technology companies who will do battle for the title of the brightest young PITCH start-up 2013.


This year’s winner will receive a prize to the value of €500,000, making it one of the largest prize funds for a start-up in the world.


“We are extremely proud to be part of the Dublin Web Summit PITCH competition”, said Tony O’Dowd, Founder and Chief Architect at KantanMT. “There are a lot of breakthrough companies taking part, so it will be an exciting two days”.


Web Summit is Europe’s fastest growing tech conference and is expected to welcome in excess of 10,000 attendees.


KantanMT has also been selected to be part of the ALPHA program at the Dublin Web Summit and will be exhibiting on one day during the event (exact date to be confirmed: 30th or 31st October). Please get in touch with Niamh ([email protected]) to arrange a meeting.


More information about the Dublin Web Summit can be found at http://www.websummit.net/.


What is KantanMT™?

KantanMT is a cloud-based implementation of Moses statistical Machine Translation technology. Leveraging the power and flexibility of the cloud, KantanMT effortlessly scales to generate a high-quality, low-cost Machine Translation platform for small-to-medium sized Localisation Service Providers.


What is Xcelerator?

Xcelerator Machine Translations Solution is a new start-up that is focusing on making Machine Translation easy to use, inexpensive to access and available to mid-sized LSPs that are eager to integrate MT into their client’s localisation workflows. Xcelerator is focusing on the growing number of small-to-medium sized language service providers (LSPs) that want to – or must – offer machine translation to their clients.


Recent research on pricing shows that while a very small percentage of translation agencies use MT on every job, nearly a quarter of small LSPs, and more than half of medium-sized LSPs, will apply it if requested to do so by their clients. However, most providers don’t have the technical expertise to install an MT solution, train engines for their clients, and integrate it with their workflow. Xcelerator aims to fill that gap.