Peter Coyle, a Transition Year student from Blackrock College spent a week at KantanMT, learning about the language and localization industry and the KantanMT technology. We were delighted to have him in our office and really appreciated the hard work he put in during his time here. While Peter had a packed schedule over the week, he found some time to blog about his TY work experience with us. Read his opinion about KantanMT, the ever-changing world of technology and his key takeaways from the work experience.
The Rosetta stone paradigm translations. Hans Hillewaert Wikimedia (CC)
This article is written by José Pichel Andrés and was originally published in Spanish in the online journal, El Español. It has been translated into English by Carlos Collantes from the Professional Services team at KantanMT. The article has been edited slightly for readability, but we have made all attempts possible to retain the original flavour of José’s article.
Researchers today are redefining Machine Translation. Though it is still a far cry from being completely satisfactory, it displays a rapid development, thanks to new systems like Neural Networks. Continue reading
Welcome to our second post in the ‘5 Questions’ series, which will give you a deeper insight into the people at KantanMT.
Kirti Vashee, a well-known Machine Translation veteran and independent MT consultant, is currently writing a series on expert MT systems in his blog eMpTy pages. The in-depth posts and interviews by Kirti not only highlight the MT buyer’s expectations, but also stress what the Expert MT Developers are doing differently.
In his blog Kirti informs and introduces the reader to “competent MT technology alternatives available in the market today.” To date he has spoken about tauyou, Iconic and KantanMT. As Kirti points out, our client base consists of Language Service Providers as well as multinational enterprises. What makes KantanMT attractive to both of these diverse client bases is its extremely customisable, bespoke solution, which can be tailored according to the requirements of each client. Our clients can easily build their own Custom Machine Translation (CMT) engines, or they can opt for our Professional Services team to do it for them. Continue reading
This week, Dr Dimitar Shterionov, Machine Translation Researcher at KantanMT, presented at the Cloud Security workshop conducted by Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4). The information-packed workshop, which was a huge success, aimed to draw back the curtain on cloud security and help companies make more informed choices regarding cloud security within their organisation.
In this post we will highlight some of the issues discussed during the workshop as well as the best practices, tools and guidelines that will help decision making for businesses making the move to the cloud.
The future of content production, distribution and consumption is here. With the number of websites at 949,891,800 as of the time of publication of this blog, and increasing every second, the importance of developing structured content and its distribution has become more important than ever. It is no coincidence that in the 2015 tcworld Conference held in Stuttgart, Germany, one of the main themes of discussion is Intelligent Information management.
The speakers will present on the “megatrend of our time” where content needs to cater to “smart” users through “smart” services and not “just” products. As a result of this new trend, companies need to step up to the challenge and provide users with individualised information at the right time, in the right place and in the medium of their choice. Tekom calls this the “Intelligent Information Initiative – in3.” Before talking a bit more about what Intelligent Content is all about, it is important to remember that while the structure of the content is incredibly important, it is also equally important to have content that’s relevant, reusable and above all, targeted to the “smart” users that companies aim to attract.
To know more about the speakers for this theme and the topics being presented, have a look at the tcworld conference schedule.
What’s Intelligent Content?
So what is intelligent content, and how can businesses effectively manage their content to get their products and services to market faster, without having to create new content for each new platform or medium.
Intelligent content adopts digital texts and multimedia with coding. This allows the coded content to be automatically processed for being accessed across various devises and interface.
The Intelligent bit is created by removing the formatting and adding metadata, which summarises the information related to the data. This makes finding and reusing the data/ content much easier. The metadata adds information to segments of the content, which in turn makes the content easy to be disseminated, discovered and reused by businesses.
Ann Rockley of the Rockley group fame has spoken in depth about Intelligent Content development in her work Managing Enterprise Content and she describes the importance of adopting the structure of intelligent content as follows:
Intelligent content enables automated multi-channel delivery, adaptive content, improved content discovery, and personalized content delivery in an agile world. But the power of your content to respond to tight timelines, new customer requirements, and increasing costs is based on the quality of your intelligent content strategy
It is this “quality” of content strategy that will either make you a leader in your industry or slow you down from being able to be the first to bring your product to market. If you are taking your “smart” services and products to users across the globe, or even starting your content strategy from scratch, it is important that you structure your content. This will not only make it easy to reuse and tag, but will also be extremely helpful for you when you have to get your content localized and translated into the languages of the markets you want to penetrate.
Structured content is incredibly suited to Machine Translation. And a quality (intelligent) content strategy should always plan ahead for the need of localization in the future. Even if your business is just starting off, you should begin planning your content strategy intelligently because an unstructured website can escalate into an unmanageable mess very quickly.
The real success of a company’s content strategy is knowing how and where it is consumed. Luckily the ‘always on’ availability of content means anyone can access information regardless of nationality and geographical location. If a company is serious about its content strategy, then it will put a process in place to create multilingual content that can be distributed to a multilingual audience.
Including Machine Translation into your Translation and localization Workflow will make it easier to translate more content, faster than traditional human only workflows. When your MT engine is integrated into your content management workflow, translations for your structured content can be sent to your global websites seamlessly, with minimal manual intervention.
Thanks to high success rates KantanMT has working with Structured Content, we believe that integrating Machine Translation into the workflow and planning an “quality” Intelligent Content Strategy go hand in hand.
Meet us at booth 2/A09 during the tekom trade fair and tcworld conference between 10th abd 12th November to learn more about Custom Machine Translation and how it can fit in your intelligent content production workflow.
We have a few FREE Tekom Fair tickets to give away, so to be in with a chance to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ‘FREE Ticket’ in the subject line and we will add you to a draw. Winners will be notified by email.