The Spanish Tax Agency opts for artificial intelligence software from AT Language Solutions for the human-reviewed machine translation of up to 500 web applications
The project, with an investment of more than €230,000 and an implementation period of up to two years, consolidates the popularity and ongoing growth of artificial intelligence networks.
Tuesday, 18 February, 2020
Barcelona, 13 February 2020
The tender was concluded last October, when AT Language Solutions, a company with more than 20 years' experience in developing specific translation software, was awarded the project for the machine translation of both the webpages and applications of the Tax Agency E-Office into Spain’s co-official languages, as well as English (published in the Official State Gazette B-2019-42088 on 7 October 2019).
In total, the project covers the translation of between 300 and 500 web applications of the Tax Agency E-Office. It is estimated that 3,600,000 words will be translated; 900,000 in each language (Catalan, Galician, Valencian and English).
The implementation phase that was recently wrapped up entailed the installation of a proxy platform, i.e. servers that detect new content when it appears and translate it instantly with machine translation engines that use artificial intelligence. These translations are then reviewed by professional translators to refine them, so that the result that the taxpayer sees reads naturally.
One of the key points of the project, which was also a determining factor in awarding AT Language Solutions the contract, was to guarantee the security of information, maintaining encryption protocols and communication layers. AT’s platform has been installed on the local Tax Agency servers, so the information never leaves the circuit and complies with all security standards. Other important aspects of the final decision were AT's ability to save and harness translation memories, and the efficiency and speed of the translation process involved.
The project, which will represent an investment of €233,551.50, hit its first milestone in January 2020, when the first translated applications started to appear. This implementation phase can last up to two years, although AT has extensive experience in similar projects and trusts that it will have deployed all translated applications within 6 to 8 months. AT will then use the remaining time to make all the necessary adjustments. Once deployed, the applications will be accessible to taxpayers, who will be able to use them to complete all their procedures in their chosen language by the third quarter of 2021.
About AT Language Solutions
Founded in 1999, AT Language Solutions® has consolidated its position as one of the leading language service companies in Spain, with the mission to integrate multilingualism in its customers' business processes and guide them through the process of internationalisation.
AT currently has more than 1,000 customers, 8,000 translators across the world, and translates more than 4,500 language combinations. Its proprietary translation technology, tailored to the needs of every customer, provides immediate professional translation services and cloud-based language platforms.
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