SDL Researchers Nominated for Prestigious European Inventor Award and Recognized for Creating a New MarketDocument Transcript
SDL Researchers Nominated for Prestigious European Inventor Award and Recognized forCreating a New MarketMaidenhead, U.K.May 7 2013SDL’s Daniel Marcu, Kevin Knight and William Wong recognized as pioneers in machine translation by EuropeanPatent OfficeSDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that three leading researchers from SDL have been nominated for the EuropeanInventor Award 2013 for their contributions to technological, social and economic progress. The award ispresented by the European Patent Office (EPO) to outstanding inventors in five categories. SDL Researchers DanielMarcu, Kevin Knight and William Wong have been selected as finalists, alongside co-inventor Philipp Koehn, in the‘Research’ category. Building on a statistical approach to machine translation, the team invented an advancedmethod of automated computer translation which improves translation quality and increases the speed oftranslation output. The team invented the “phrase-based joint probability model for statistical machinetranslation” while working together at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute.“This revolutionary approach makes some of the most obscure languages in the world understandable to anyonewith Internet access,” said Benoît Battistelli, President of the EPO. “Today most of the big names in Internettranslation, including Google and Microsoft, have integrated this model into general-purpose translation servicessuch as Google Translate and Bing.”“It is an honor to be a finalist for the European Inventor Award,” said Daniel Marcu, Chief Science Officer at SDL.“We have just scratched the surface of what is possible and SDL is one of the few organizations in the world thathas both the level of expertise as well as the high level of corporate commitment to R&D needed to deliver thiskind ongoing innovation, so we’re excited to continue our work at SDL Research.”The SDL researchers nominated for this award are part of a world class team of scientists at SDL Research thatenjoy widespread acknowledgement from the academic community, with hundreds of peer reviewed publicationsand conference papers between them and nearly 100 patents granted or filed. Based in innovation centers in theUS and the UK, the team is focused on ongoing advances in natural language processing, statistical prediction andmachine learning to enable companies with new ways to use machine translation to solve “Big Language” businesschallenges and deliver a truly global customer experience.
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