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SDL Opens the 2010 Automated Translation Survey

SDL plc

Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

Tracking machine translation adoption and trends in global business since 2008


Maidenhead, UK. - 23rd November 2010 – SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced the launch of the 2010 Automated Translation Survey. Now in its third year, the survey targets global businesses, the translation industry and governments to monitor trends in the growing acceptance and use of translation by computers rather than human translators. This is also known as “machine translation” or “automated translation.”


Global businesses as well as governments have to contend with ever-increasing volumes of information for communicating with their customers, at the same time as dealing with translation budgets that cannot grow at the same rate. The internet drives this information growth and increases the demand for rapid translation of content. Machine translation used on its own and combined with human translation can address some of these needs, but which are acceptable and considered practical by global businesses and the translation industry? The SDL survey results will answer these questions.


Survey entries are welcomed and encouraged from all:

• Industry sectors, including the localization industry

• Departments and divisions from development to manufacturing, IT and marketing, etc.

• C-level executives and managers to individual translators

• Organizations regardless of size

• Geographic regions


The SDL Automated Translation Survey is being conducted in association with the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA – www.amtaweb.org) and the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT – www.eamt.org) and is open until 22 December 2010.


As a thank you for taking the time to complete this year’s survey, participants can opt to receive a summary of the results and choose to enter a prize draw to win an Apple iPod.


Take part in the survey here: http://bit.ly/cLw12t  


About SDL

SDL is the leader in Global Information Management solutions. SDL’s solutions increase 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, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony . 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 60 offices in 35 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.


Contact Info


Hannah Grap

SDL Americas

+1 (310) 437 7300

[email protected]


Amy Hall

SDL Corporate Headquarters and Europe

01628 410120

[email protected]


Richard Delanty

SDL Asia Pacific

+81 90 6695 5313

[email protected]