In 1968, during the height of the Cold War, our nation’s intelligence organizations and military were working to decipher and understand Russian communication threads coming through their offices. Answering the call, SYSTRAN was born. We provided the vital translation software that our nation’s security forces required in order to do their job effectively.
Back then, we were providing our services through the IBM mainframe. Thankfully technology got smaller and more advanced, allowing SYSTRAN to move into several different areas. With the advent of the PC, we developed a product that people can use on the desktop, translating text into 130+ language combinations, enabling real-time multilingual communication across the globe.
Then recently, just in the last decade, we experienced further advancements through the smartphone. Speech recognition software along with the smartphone provided a plethora of breakthroughs. For example, SYSTRAN developed S-Translator, the official translation solution on the Samsung Galaxy S and Note series. Now if you’re in a taxi in Korea you can use your phone to tell someone where to go without speaking a word of the native language.
During the joint conference JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2016, will take place at Google Paris office, from July 2nd to July 4th, the first edition of a hackathon dedicated to NLP (Natural Language Processing), co-organised by research centre in “Text, Computing and Multilingualism”.
The aim is to bring the community around data and software tools to exchange, model, prototyper, coding, implement, develop, test, assess… and much more!
The tasks proposed concern the event detection and implementation of dialogue management system. The thematic selected is Euro 2016, which will bring a practical application case, data (tweets and structured data) and could also make possible real time experiences.
SYSTRAN, the leading provider of language translation technlogies, organizes the event detection session and will award a special price for the winner.
Detailed program and registration here (in French).
SYSTRAN, the leading provider of intelligent language technologies, will be showcasing a cloud‑based application program interface (API) SYSTRAN Platform offering natural language processing (NLP) services on the French Pavilion (stand 5B61) at MWC 2016. Continue reading