Jean Senellart, Global CTO at SYSTRAN, will be speaking on the opportunities created by the Internet of Things for language technologies, at the LocWorld27 Shanghai conference to be held on April 13-15. The presentation entitled “Embedded Language Tools” will take place on April 15 at the Le Royal Méridien Shanghai at 2:00pm.
Jean Senellart joined SYSTRAN in 1999 after defending a thesis on natural language processing and graduating from France’s École Polytechnique. He has been working on the modernization of SYSTRAN’s legacy code, by leading multiple challenges such as Unicode introduction, IntutiveCoding technology development, introduction of machine learning, development of Translation Stylesheet, design and first-ever release of “self-training” hybrid translation engines, and more recently, modularization of language assets into the world-unique “Linguistic Development Toolkit”. After the merger and acquisition of SYSTRAN by Korean company CSLi, Jean is now the global chief technology officer, leading development of teams located all around the world.
LocWorld27 Shanghai brings together delegates who are engaged in the business of adapting products, services and communications to an international language or culture so as to appear native to that particular region. Speakers at the conference include representatives from Adobe Systems, Baidu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAS Institute and many others. More than 200 delegates representing all manner of industries are expected to attend. The conference is produced by MultiLingual Computing, Inc., and The Localization Institute.
Kaiser Kuo, director of international communications at Baidu, China’s leading search engine, will deliver the keynote, “Innovation for the Next Billion: How Serving the Underserved Drives Technological Progress,” during which he’ll discuss the valuable lessons Chinese tech companies have learned about how hyper-localization and serving the needs of traditionally underserved people can be an impetus for innovation.
The preconference day will include preconference sessions that include an introduction-to-localization workshop, terminology workshops and more.
Attendees may choose from six tracks during the main conference program: Global Business, Advanced Localization Management, Tech, Localization for Asia, Translation Automation and Unconference.
“LocWorld is a key conference for companies that are doing business globally or that are addressing multiple language markets,” says Jean Senellart. “Our presentation will demonstrate how the Internet of Things can benefit from language technologies”.
LocWorld27 Shanghai sponsors include: Lionbridge, China Translation and Publishing Co., Ltd, EC Innovations, Inc., CSOFT International, Ltd., Moravia, Translators Association of China and Vesey Creative.