Apptek Launches "Quick Translate" Free Online Machine Translation Service

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AppTek, a leader in human language technology (HLT), is launching "Quick Translate," a free machine translation (MT ) service, on its Web site at http://www.apptek.com. The application highlights AppTek's hybrid machine translation technology, which features the strengths of both rule-based and statistical approaches, and is available for more than 23 language pairs.

AppTek, a leader in human language technology (HLT), is launching "Quick Translate," a free machine translation (MT ) service, on its Web site at http://www.apptek.com. Quick Translate showcases AppTek's innovative hybrid approach to machine translation, tested as the most accurate and best-of-breed MT of its kind. The service covers English and a variety of other languages (bidirectional): Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, PersianDari, Urdu, Pashto-English, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Dutch.

Hybrid MT systems take advantage of the strengths of both rule-based and statistical approaches, while mitigating their weaknesses. AppTek's HMT solution provides a full integration of both MT methodologies, rather than simply adding rules to the statistical system or a minor statistical module to the rule-based engine. Using the company's statistical MT platform and augmenting it with its rich rule-based MT engine, AppTek's HMT solution raises the bar for MT design. The three key translation quality parameters of MT systems - fluency, informativeness, and adequacy - are now supported in one comprehensive system with greater performance, quality and accuracy.

"AppTek is the only human language technology provider to successfully develop a single system to enable fully-automatic, high quality fully hybrid machine translation" said Mike Veronis, head of business development at AppTek.

For more information on the enhanced ASR engine or any of AppTek's other leading human language technology products, please visit: http://www.apptek.com.

About AppTEk:

AppTek, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, develops human language technology products, including a complete suite for text and speech (voice) processing and recognition. The company also is a leader in research and development to further the advancement in development of HLT technologies. AppTek's products include machine translation (MT) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) for a growing list of more than 23 languages; multilingual information retrieval with query and topic search capabilities; name-finding applications; and integrated suites providing automatic speech recognition and machine translation in media monitoring of broadcast and telephony speech, as well as handheld and wearable speech-to-speech translation devices. The company has language professionals and computer scientists in offices around the world.

For more information visit http://www.apptek.com.

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Nancy Carr
AppTek
(410) 971-0668
http://www.apptek.com

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