Language Weaver and across Systems Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement
Launch at AIIM Expo, April 16-19 in Boston, MA
The cooperation will be launched concurrently on April 16 at AIIM Expo in Boston, MA, and at the Forum ITC in Hannover, Germany. AIIM Expo is a leading enterprise content and information management event; 2007 marks the first time it will have a Language Technology and Services Pavilion, an initiative led by the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA). Forum ITC (International Technical Communication) is to be held within the scope of the worldwide leading industrial trade fair Hannover Messe, Germany.
across and Language Weaver have entered into this mutually beneficial technology partnership to provide international customers with a complete translation solution that goes beyond the benefits that either company could offer independently. The alliance expands Language Weaver's presence in the international enterprise and translation services markets and adds statistical translation capabilities to across Systems functionality. across serves as a central platform for all language resources and translation processes, providing open interfaces to complementary products. The strategic partnership marks the first time across integrates statistically-driven translation. The integration covers all of Language Weaver's translation modules. The two companies expect to collaborate closely to provide combined functionality to customers.
"By incorporating all available technologies, across wants to make the translation process as lean as possible," explains Niko Henschen, Managing Director of across Systems. "Instead of being opposed concepts, translation memories, machine translation, and professional human translators complement each other perfectly. across Language Server is the platform on which all approaches meet and are integrated in a seamless workflow. This enables consistent translations of a high quality in less time and at lower cost."
Expenditures for writing and translating technical documentation tally billions of Euros per year and - due to increasing international business - are trending upwards. Complete documentation in the language of the target country has become a requirement for opening up new markets, not only for marketing reasons, but also from a legal point of view. To optimize the generation of multilingual content and related processes is an essential task for all companies earning money abroad. Bryce Benjamin, CEO of Language Weaver, said, "With the integration of Language Weaver's automated translation systems into highly reputable translation workflow systems like that of across, we think it is apparent that our technology is changing the infrastructure for multinational enterprise translation needs. The cost and productivity savings inherent in the combined processes will allow more companies to use translation for more materials than ever before." AIIM Conference & Expo April 16-19, 2007 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA Booth 2235 www.aiimexpo.com
Hannover Messe / Forum ITC April 16-20, 2007 Hannover Hall 17, Booth D68 www.hannovermesse.de
About Language Weaver, Inc.
Language Weaver was founded in 2002 to commercialize a unique approach to automatic language translation using proprietary statistical translation algorithms that resulted from research and development at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI). Its resulting product, statistical machine translation software (SMTS), provides the highest quality output to date in automated translation. Language Weaver's translation systems produce fluent, natural sounding translations and save customers money and time through automation of the translation process. The company has more than 50 patents pending on its SMTS technology worldwide. Language Weaver licenses a server version of its software, currently available for 31 language offerings. www.languageweaver.com
Across Systems GmbH
across Systems GmbH (www.across.net), headquartered in Karlsbad near Karlsruhe, Germany, is the manufacturer of the across software solution for Corporate Translation Management (CTM). The company is a spin-off of Nero AG.
The across Language Server is a central software platform for all corporate language resources and for controlling translation processes and workflows. The system simplifies, accelerates, and improves the management, coordination, and implementation of translations. The software includes a translation memory, a terminology system, and powerful project management and translation workflow control tools. Product managers, translators, and proofreaders all work in one system, either in-house or via a seamless connection to translation service providers.
The target group includes all who offer or commission professional translations, such as export-oriented medium-sized enterprises, language service departments of international corporations, and professional translation service providers. By using across, translation costs can be cut drastically, and the investment in across usually pays off in a very short time.