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globalsight creates 50% increase in demand for TAUS online search

Frederick, Maryland USA – February 18, 2011 – Users of the TAUS Data Association (TDA) free online search facility have increased their usage by 50% since the implementation of Welocalize’s GlobalSight in October 2010. This increase in performance is yet another positive step towards industry-wide use of fully compliant open standards as a result of the GlobalSight and TAUS partnership.

TAUS Search enables anyone to find, compare and translate sector specific multilingual terminology online. By simply visiting www.tausdata.org, users can access the vast translation memory database which contains over 3.4 billion words. This initiative is part of TDA’s overall mission to host the world’s translation memories to make translation easier, faster and better for everyone.

In October 2010, TDA integrated Welocalize’s Open-Source Translation Management System, GlobalSight, onto the TAUS data platform to facilitate translation matching on the server. Prior to GlobalSight, the TAUS search was limited to exact translation matches. Users can now enjoy exact and fuzzy matches from all translation data in the TAUS data repository.

“Over the past 4 months, we have seen a significant increase in the number of TAUS searches. Users are obviously enjoying the experience and sourcing higher quality translations as a direct result of GlobalSight,” said Derek Coffey, VP of Technology & Professional Services at Welocalize. “There are over 3.4 billion words going through the TAUS Data platform which demonstrates the incredible scalability and proven capability of GlobalSight. We look forward to continuing our close relationship with the TDA and adding more GlobalSight APIs, features and functionality.”

“Since launching with GlobalSight in October 2010, we saw the number of TAUS searches double and translation professionals all over the world seem delighted with the new, more powerful search facility,” comments Jaap van der Meer, Director of TAUS Data Association. “We believe open platforms benefit everyone in the localization industry and Welocalize is one of the key players in making this happen.”

About Welocalize

Welocalize offers integrated globalization services and products for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. We provide globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions and enterprise translation management tools that are optimized to be able to deliver on-demand translation in over 100 languages.

Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun and Symantec. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, Germany, UK, Ireland, Japan and China. Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

About GlobalSight

GlobalSight is a collaborative, open source initiative to develop a flexible and sustainable Translation Management System (TMS) that leverages the best ideas and addresses the shared needs of the industry. In this non-captive community, participants are free to discuss, discover and build upon a translation process automation tool that provides choice and flexibility—and can be shared by all.

The direction and development of the GlobalSight Open Source Initiative is dictated by community members. For more information and to join the community, please visit www.globalsight.com.

About TAUS Data Association

TAUS Data Association is a global not-for-profit organization providing a neutral and secure platform for sharing language data for the benefit of everyone. TAUS Data Association provides an easy-to-use translation memory sharing service and a sophisticated language search engine, free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.tausdata.org

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