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Welocalize to Present in LA at Translation Technology Conference memoQfest Americas

memoqfest 2014Fredrick, Maryland – February 25, 2014 – Welocalize, a global leader in translation and localization will be sharing machine translation (MT) knowledge and expertise at the 2014 memoQfest Americas conference in Los Angeles, February 27 through March 1.

David Landan from Welocalize’s Language Tools Team will be presenting “Better translations through automated source and post-edit analysis” on day two of the conference.

My presentation at memoQfest Americas will discuss how Welocalize is developing processes and tools grounded in computational linguistics and NLP to reduce post-editing effort,” said David Landan, support engineer at Welocalize. “We analyze data using techniques from machine learning, language modeling, and information retrieval.  Our data-driven approach allows us to build more targeted, more accurate MT systems.”

David will explore ways of automating training data selection using a source content analysis suite and show how the selected data led to improved MT engine quality by using Welocalize’s WeScore and StyleScorer as a way to evaluate translations. Welocalize’s WeScore is a dashboard for viewing several metrics in a single application. It makes automatic scoring of MT output easier by handling input parsing formats, tokenization, and running multiple scoring algorithms in parallel.

Machine translation (MT) is a topic with a high level of interest at localization and translation industry events. As global organizations produce more and more content and the demands for quick localization grow, Welocalize will highlight how combining translation approaches, like MT and post-edit analysis, can achieve the desired quality of output that meets time and budget goals.

memoQfest is an annual conference, hosted by Kilgray Translation Technologies, to learn more about trends within the translation technology industry. The memoQfest event also provides networking opportunities for translators, language service providers and translation end-users.

About Welocalize – Welocalize, Inc., founded in 1997, offers innovative translation and localization solutions helping global brands to grow and reach audiences around the world in more than 125 languages. Our solutions include global localization management, translation, supply chain management, people sourcing, language services and automation tools including MT, testing and staffing solutions and enterprise translation management technologies. With over 600 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, UK, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China.www.welocalize.com

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