Statistical machine translation is an innovative way of automatically translating text from one language into another. It’s being used by Google, it’s being used in Iraq, and it’s being commercialized by a company called Language Weaver.
I profiled this company for the December issue of Global by Design and now we’re making the full article available for free download.
We’re going to be hearing a lot more about this technology and Language Weaver because companies can only afford to translate a fraction of their content using translators. SMT is not designed to put translators out of work but instead unleash vast amounts of content that would never have been translated in the first place.
If you want to get an idea of what SMT can do, what it can’t do, and why I think it’s going to revolutionize the translation industry, check out the article.