Machine Translation users care about quality and performance. Based on our own observations and the feedback we’ve received; the quality of our Neural MT is impressive. Evaluating performance is a stickier subject, but we’d like to dig our hands in and present our innovations and achievements and how it benefits NMT users.
By performance we mostly mean the manner in which a system performs in terms of speed and efficiency in varying production environments. It is important to note that performance and quality in Neural MT are tightly connected: it is easy to accelerate a given model compromising on the quality. Therefore, when evaluating performance improvement, we always check that quality remains very close to optimal quality.
Since switching to NMT at the end of 2016, we’ve invested our R&D efforts into optimizing our engines to be more efficient, while maintaining and even improving translation accuracy. Our latest, 2nd generation NMT engines, available in our latest release of SYSTRAN Pure Neural® Server, implements several technical optimizations that make the translation faster and more efficient.
New model architecture
The first generation of neural translation engines was based on recurrent neural networks (RNN). This architecture requires the source text to be encoded sequentially, word by word, before generating the translation.
The latest version of our AI-powered Translation Software designed for Businesses
SYSTRAN Pure Neural® Server is our new generation of enterprise translation software based on Artificial Intelligence and Neural networks. It provides outstanding professional quality with the highest standards in data safety.
Our R&D team, extremely active to provide corporate users with state-of-the-art translation technology tailored for business, just released a new generation of Neural MT engines. SYSTRAN new engines are developed with OpenNMT-tf, our AI framework using latest TensorFlow features, and backed by a proprietary new training process: Infinite Training.
by Kirti Vashee on eMpTy Pages, a blog about translation technology, localization and collaboration
Recently, I had the opportunity and kind invitation to attend the SYSTRAN community day event where many members of their product development, marketing, and management team gathered with major customers and partners.
The objective was to share information about the continuing evolution of their new Pure Neural MT (PNMT) technology, share detailed PNMT output quality evaluation results, and provide initial customer user experience data with the new technology. Also, naturally such an event creates a more active and intense dialogue between company employees and customers and partners. This, I think has substantial value for a company that seeks to align product offerings with its customer’s actual needs.
Ongoing Enhancements of the PNMT Product Offering
The event made it clear that SYSTRAN is well down the NMT path, possibly years ahead of other MT vendors, and provided a review of the current status of their rapidly evolving PNMT technology.
by Lori Thicke Founder & CEO at Lexcelera
Yesterday I translated our company presentation with Systran’s new Pure Neural™ Machine Translation (PNMT™) engine, and I was amazed at the results.
The presentation in question was a complete overview of all of our services, 59 pages of French text that was edited three separate times to make sure the quality was perfect. (Thanks Faten, Boris and Laurence!)
Then, two days ago, just as I was putting the finishing touches on the presentation for a response to an RFP (Request For Proposals), I found out that our prospective client (a major French manufacturer) wanted our response in English. I had just one day to deliver 59 pages of perfect English content!
Let me give you some background to explain why I, the CEO of a translation company, decided to use Neural Machine Translation for one of our most important commercial documents for one of our most important tenders.
Project “PNMT” for Purely Neural Machine Translation was this year’s flagship project for the researchers and developers at SYSTRAN.
SYSTRAN brings its expertise in several ways: contributing to research on neural models; applying its know-how in terminology to increase the potential of Neural Machine Translation; and industrializing technology to make it available to companies, organizations and individuals.
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The first engine to be based on neural models and deep learning, delivering unparalleled translation quality!
Project “PNMT” (Purely Neural Machine Translation) was this year’s flagship project for the researchers and developers at SYSTRAN, the leading provider in machine translation and natural language processing, confirming its pioneer position for over 40 years.
SYSTRAN brings its expertise to the sector in several ways: contributing to research on neural models; applying its know-how in terminology to increase the potential of Neural Machine Translation; and industrializing technology to make it available to companies, organizations and individuals.
SYSTRAN 8 Translator is a new machine translation software that helps consumers, freelancers and businesses to instantaneously understand foreign languages and exchange information securely and efficiently.
SYSTRAN 8 Translator is designed for individuals, freelancers and businesses who need to quickly translate all types of documents to better understand them. With a new user interface, it has become extremely simple to translate text, Web pages, Microsoft Office documents, emails, or to look up the definition of a word or phrase in a dictionary. As all features are accessible without an Internet connection, private or professional translations remain confidential. Furthermore, SYSTRAN 8 Translator provides the ability to customize the translation by creating user dictionaries and translation memories to improve the accuracy of translations.
Decades of Language Technology development made available real time in 50 languages. The SYSTRAN.io set of APIs enable translation and natural language processing in web, mobile and enterprise applications. Continue reading
With the view to offering more user-friendly automated translation services, SYSTRAN has just released a new Chrome extension in the Chrome Web Store. Continue reading