Working with KantanMT as a TY Student

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.

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5 Questions with Poulomi

Our ongoing ‘5 Questions’ series will give you a better insight into the thoughts and ideas of the people at KantanMT. This week we are happy to introduce you to Poulomi Choudhury, who talks about Neural Machine Translation in KantanFleet™, her favourite technology and why she would prefer to be a ‘loony’ character from Rowling’s rich world of imagination.  Continue reading

KantanMT Wins Technology Innovation Award at the ISA Awards 2016

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We are absolutely delighted to have our innovative automated translation technology recognised at the annual Irish Software Association (ISA) industry awards last weekend. We were shortlisted in this category with 4 other extremely innovative and highly motivated companies – AdaptiveMobile, Escher Group, Oneview Healthcare and TDS Life-Safety, and we are very grateful to all our clients and partners for helping us win this award. Continue reading

5 Questions with Louise Faherty

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For our fourth post in the ‘5 Questions’ series, we are very excited to introduce you to Louise Faherty, Technical Project Manager of the Professional Services team at KantanMT. This series of interviews aim to give you a deeper insight into the people at KantanMT. Continue reading

5 Best Practices for Checking Machine Translation Quality

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You have your finger on the pulse of latest technologies, and you are proud to use the latest automated technology for your localization needs. But, sometimes it might feel like you are still stuck in the 90s when it comes to reviewing your Machine Translation (MT) output for quality – especially, if you are using spreadsheets to collate your reviewers’ feedback on segments.

Traditionally language quality review for MT involves the Project Managers (PMs) sending copies of a static spreadsheet to a team of translators. This spreadsheet contains lines of source and target segments, with additional columns where the reviewers score the translated segments according to a set of predefined parameters.

Once the spreadsheets are sent off to the reviewers, PMs are completely in the dark – with no idea how the reviewers are progressing, when they might complete the review, or if they have even started the project.

If that sounds tiring, imagine what the PM has to go through!

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MT Experts Doing Things Differently

Kirti VasheeKirti 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

New Feature Release: Interview with Marek Mazur, Development Manager, on features and benefits of KantanTranslate™

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Last week we announced the launch of KantanTranslate, a new feature on our KantanMT platform, which will make translating small fragments of content simpler and faster. We interviewed the man-behind-the-scenes, Marek Mazur, Development Manager at KantanMT to find out about the great features, benefits and the impetus behind implementing KantanTranslate.

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