Kuala Lumpur (PRWEB) January 25, 2006
Linguamatix Sdn Bhd, a company specialising in the development of computer translation systems, today announced the launch of LinguaWeb, an online trial of a high-speed English-Malay translation system based on the company’s proprietary LinguaBASE technology. LinguaWeb allows users to conduct real-time translation and searching of the whole Internet in Malay and it is available for a limited time only from http://www.linguamatix.com/linguaweb.
With LinguaWeb, users are able to experience for the first time the ability to surf and search the whole Internet in Malay using a high-speed translation system. According to Zaidon Omar Baki, Vice President Sales & Marketing of Linguamatix, “This technology holds tremendous potential for everyone who prefers to use Malay as their primary language as it makes all 8 billion English webpages of the searchable Internet available in Malay instantly. With LinguaWeb we intend to provide the Malaysian public with an easier means of accessing the vast wealth of information on the Internet.”
LinguaWeb is developed upon the company’s core Intellectual Property and translation engine, LinguaBASE, a novel structured-network-pattern database platform. In recent testing, LinguaWeb was shown to translate between English and Malay at the rate of 500,000 words per minute. Commercial translation systems for other languages generally are limited to a rate of 5,000 words per minute. The speed of Linguamatix’s technology enables real-time translation of millions of webpages a day.
It should be noted that computer translation systems are not designed to replace professional human translators but they are particularly useful for gisting purposes. Linguamatix believes that LinguaWeb will be the first high-speed English-Malay translation system on the market. No other commercially available computer translation system has offered Malay as a component language. This trial version is being made available for a limited period while Linguamatix assesses its current capacity to continue providing such services. Having created LinguaBASE, the world’s fastest translation engine, Linguamatix is now concentrating on developing various other language pairs.
In 2004, Linguamatix Sdn Bhd commenced development of high-throughput computer translation systems for the global market. The Company’s first product incorporates English and Malay. Future languages will include Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and other languages which are in high-demand in various parts of the world. It is envisaged that Linguamatix’s technologies will meet the demand for access to information by non-English speakers around the world.
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