Welocalize Discusses Quality and MT at 2014 TAUS Conference in Vancouver

tausFrederick, Maryland – October 28, 2014 – Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, is participating in a number of panel discussions at this year’s TAUS Annual Conference, taking place in Vancouver, Canada, October 27-28, 2014

Senior members of the Welocalize leadership team will be leading the discussions as panel members at the TAUS Annual Conference, held at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The event aims to layout strategies, raise awareness of translation industry dynamics and where possible, agree to share and take collaborative action.

“Welocalize is delighted to be playing such an active role in the 2014 TAUS Annual Conference,” said Olga Beregovaya, VP of language tools and automation at Welocalize. “Translation quality is becoming increasingly personalized and quality expectations continue to change. In my first panel discussion at the conference, we will focus on how to apply the different methods of quality evaluation to meet these ever-changing expectations, with reference to TAUS’s Dynamic Quality Framework. My second panel discussion will cover machine translation (MT) and how to how to train, rank and compare MT engines, getting the best return on your investment. The TAUS conference is an excellent opportunity for industry-players to exchange ideas and progress industry collaborations.”

Here’s a summary of Welocalize participation at the TAUS Annual Conference:

  • Welocalize SVP of Technology, Derek Coffey, is a panelist for the discussion, “Interoperability: the TAUS Translation API”
  • Welocalize’s VP of Language Tools and Automation, Olga Beregovaya, takes part in two panel discussions, “Translation Quality in a Personalized World” and “Evaluating MT”

“The incredible support for the TAUS Annual Conference and the TAUS Translation Quality Evaluation Summit in Vancouver is good reflection of the commitment and collaboration from key players, like Welocalize, within in the global translation industry,” said Jaap van der Meer, director and founder of TAUS. “At this this year’s conference, we are launching a working group for the TAUS Translation API, an industry initiative that Welocalize is actively involved in, as well as discussing other key TAUS initiatives like the TAUS Dynamic Quality Framework which has now been widely adopted within the industry. We have expert speakers and panelists from big-name brands who buy language services as well as those language service providers on the supply-side.”

TAUS will be running the Quality Evaluation Summit Vancouver on the pre-conference day of Localization World (29 October), to be held at the Vancouver Convention Center. Proposed topics include Benchmarking, The ROI of Quality, Training Evaluators and QE in the Translation Workflow.

The TAUS Annual Conference takes place immediately before Localization World (October 29-31), also taking place in Vancouver, Canada.

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