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SDL Expands Machine Translation Capabilities for the Global Enterprise

SDL plc

Wednesday, 7 July, 2010

SDL integrates with Microsoft Translator for its enterprise solutions


Maidenhead, UK (7th July 2010) – SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce that SDL has integrated the Microsoft® Translator - a machine translation engine, with  SDL Translation Management System™ (SDL TMS™) which automates and centralizes the process of translating high volumes of business content into multiple languages.


The integration with SDL TMS makes Microsoft Translator  an integral part of the translation process for the global enterprise. Business rules can determine which content should be human translated,  machine translated or combined with review by a human translator. This approach delivers translated content faster and enables more content to be translated with the same resources, while significantly reducing translation costs.


By supporting Microsoft Translator, SDL has again expanded the choice available for machine translation to its global customers. SDL TMS is already integrated with Language Weaver™, Google Translate™ and SDL Enterprise Translation System™ for machine translation. The integration with Microsoft Translator further enhances users’ options for both open and secure machine translation systems. 


“The integration of Microsoft Translator into SDL TMS elegantly combines the capabilities of Microsoft’s translation service with the strengths of SDL’s platform,” said Chris Wendt, Group Program Manager for Microsoft Translator. “Organizations operating in multiple languages and Language Service Providers benefit from the power of the combined system and participate in the continued evolution of Microsoft’s translation service.”


“The integration of Microsoft Translator with SDL TMS will provide our customers with greater choice and flexibility when using machine translation as part of the whole translation process,” said Alan Sloan, CEO of SDL Language Technologies division. ”Here at SDL we think that machine translation is an essential part of the future of translation.” 


For more information on SDL TMS, please go to www.sdl.com/tms


For more information on Microsoft Translator, please go to www.microsofttranslator.com


About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions, which provide increased business agility to enterprises by accelerating the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. The company’s integrated Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information that reaches multiple audiences around the world through different channels. 


Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP, Sony and Virgin Atlantic. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 34 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.


About SDL Language Technologies
SDL’s Language Technologies division helps companies manage their communications with customers in different languages. The solutions ensure consistency of style and brand, automate manual processes in managing multilingual content and provide instant, automated translation of content.  The solutions also ensure translators can reuse content and improve their productivity in content and software localization.


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For more information please contact:


For SDL:                


Amy Hall (SDL Europe and Corporate Headquarters)

+44 (0)1628 410120

[email protected]


Betsy Fallon (SDL Americas)

+1 508 415 1741

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Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific )

+81 90 6695 5313

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