Chattanooga Company Announces Technology Breakthrough At Global Translation Conference In Dublin

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Scott Gaskill, president of Chattanooga-based Sovee, addresses the Localization World Conference in Dublin, Ireland Wednesday. Sovee debuted a new approach to Machine Translation technology that opens the door to worldwide translation in every language within the next five years.
Scott Gaskill, president of Chattanooga-based Sovee, addresses the Localization World Conference in Dublin, Ireland Wednesday. Sovee debuted a new approach to Machine Translation technology that opens the door to worldwide translation in every language within the next five years.

Scott Gaskill, president of Sovee, will announce a new development in translation technology at the Localization World Dublin 2014 conference to be held Wednesday-Friday in Dublin, Ireland. The presentation, "Sovee Smart Engine 2.0: A Leap Beyond Base Moses Technology" will demonstrate how this new approach can open the door to worldwide translation.

"There are more than 6,000 languages in the world today, and after 60 years of statistical Machine Translation, our industry has developed Machine Translation engines for only 150 of those languages," Mr. Gaskill notes. "Sovee decided it was time to take an entirely new approach to machine translation. 

"One of the challenges we faced was computer processing limitations. To build engines for more than 6,000 languages would require over 92 million servers, and that's before you start building custom engines for clients. With the release of Smart Engine 2.0 this summer, it is now possible to process virtually unlimited simultaneous transactions with only a fraction of those servers."

Smart Engine 2.0 introduces the world's first self-learning engine for language.   

"The Smart Engine 2.0 literally learns brand, industry and other translation preferences as you watch it," Mr. Gaskill adds. "It eliminates the need to create business rules or batch translation memories for preferences."

Sovee's indigenous translators have already seen over 50 percent translation efficiency improvements, when using the new Sovee Smart Engine 2.0, said officials.

Localization World brings together delegates who are engaged in the business of adapting products, services and communications to an international language or culture so as to appear native to that particular region. Speakers at the conference also include representatives from Adobe Systems, eBay, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Spil Games and other companies. The conference is produced by MultiLingual Computing, Inc. and The Localization Institute. 

The keynote address will be delivered by Magnus Lindkvist, a futurist.  Mr. Lindkvist works with corporations and governments around the world and is the author of When the Future Begins: A Guide to Long-Term Thinking, Everything We Know is Wrong and The Attack of the Unexpected.

The full conference program is available at http://www.localizationworld.com/lwdub2014/program.php

"Localization World is a key conference for companies doing business globally or working in multiple language markets," Mr. Gaskill notes. "We are excited to be part of an effort to accelerate translation in a way that can expand the global world of commerce and bring the world closer together."

Sovee is a provider of cloud-based translation and pioneer of Smart Engine "learning" technology for language. Sovee is headquartered in Chattanooga with partners and agents across the U.S. and around the world.


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