Tag: machine translation

24 languages added to Google Translate using zero-shot translation

f the 24 languages added to Google Translate this week, only three are available on Microsoft Translator. The addition brings the number of languages offered on Google Translate to 133.

Microsoft and Canadian government partner to create MT for indigenous languages

Microsoft Translator now offers Inuinnaqtun and a romanized version of Inuktitut, which were developed with the support of the government of Nunavut, Canada, and other community groups. Inuktitut, which is the most widely known and spoken dialect of the Inuktut language, was first added to Microsoft Translator in Jan. 2021. When it was first added to the platform, Microsoft Translator could only translate it using the native Inuktitut syllabary system.

University of Macau researchers win several prizes at MT conference

The government of Macau recently commended the University of Macau’s Natural Language Processing and Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation Lab, for landing in first place in five contests at the Sixth Conference on Machine Translation.

Language I/O announces $6.5 million in Series A funding

A woman-owned LSP, Language I/O CEO Heather Morgan Shoemaker told MultiLingual that this funding is a major milestone for the company, especially given the fact that female-identifying founders receive a slim minority — according to Inc., just 2.3% in 2020 — of venture capital (VC) funding.

Waverly Labs unveils new translation products at CES

Earlier this week, at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Waverly Labs unveiled two new products in its line of real-time translation technology. “We are on a mission to bridge global communications by building a world without language barriers,” said Andrew Ochoa, the Brooklyn-based tech company’s CEO and founder.

RWS to supply European Parliament with translation/transcription service

A fiercely contested contract to provide translation and transcription services to the European Parliament landed in favor of language tech developer RWS, company officials...

Airbnb awards largest contract in language industry

Airbnb announced this morning a suite of new and expanded services, among them a new translation engine to improve guests’ and hosts’ user experience. The...

Microsoft Translator Now Available in 100+ Languages

The team behind Microsoft’s Azure AI platform recently announced that the company’s machine translation (MT) system, Microsoft Translator, is now capable of translating text...

Letters to the editor: rebuttal to Jaap van der Meer

We, the authors of this letter to the editor of MultiLingual, have thought about Jaap van der Meer’s article in the July-August issue of...

SignLab Amsterdam Works on MT for Signed Languages

It’s easy to take the overhead announcements in train stations and airports for granted, but oftentimes they present passengers with indispensable information about weather...

Zoom Explores Translation Options, Acquires MT Start-up

The digital communications platform Zoom announced that it is currently in the process of acquiring Karlsruhe Information Technology Solutions (Kites), an artificial intelligence (AI)-focused...

Unbabel and Zendesk Now Offer Multilingual Customer Service

Unbabel and Zendesk Agent Workspace announced on June 29 their new translation partnership. Unbabel, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language operations platform, is now integrated...