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KantanMT.com shortlisted for the Vodafone Start-up of the Year Award: Best Digital Start-up and Best Service Start-up


Tuesday, 28 May, 2013

Xcelerator Machine Translation Ltd. is pleased to announce that their KantanMT Machine Translation platform has made the final shortlist for two of the Vodafone Start-up of the Year awards 2013.


The award ceremony, to be held on the 13th June at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, will showcase the best of Irish innovation and entrepreneurship. Headed by Insomnia’s chairman and Dragons Den star Bobby Kerr, the event sets out to reward and recognize the very best in Irish business. Winners of the event will receive €50,000 and benefit from valuable media exposure.


“The team at KantanMT are thrilled to be nominated for such prestigious awards.”, said Tony O’Dowd, Founder and Chief Architect at KantanMT. “We are looking forward to the award ceremony and celebrating with the best of Irish technology and service companies.”


For more information, please go to www.KantanMT.com , or contact Niamh Lacy ([email protected]).


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.