TAUS USER CONFERENCE 2010, TAUS thought leadership on the evolving industry landscape.

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TAUS USER CONFERENCE 2010, TAUS thought leadership on the evolving industry landscape.

  1. 1. TAUS USER CONFERENCE 2010 LANGUAGE BUSINESS INNOVATION 4 – 6 OCTOBER / PORTLAND (OR), USA MONDAY 4 OCTOBER / 14.20 21st CENTURY TRANSLATION Jaap van der Meer, TAUS
  2. 2. Translation in the 21st Century
  3. 3. January 1954
  4. 4. Tower of Babel Divide & Unite Language as Instinct Translation is very difficult …
  5. 5. October 2004 Reality Check … TAUS founded.
  6. 6. Let a Thousand MT Systems Bloom! Effectiveness of Data Profit from sharing (“Pirate’s Dilemma”)
  7. 7. MT is here to stay Translation as a Utility … as a Human Right Five years ahead …
  8. 8. Enterprises in 5 Years Need a Language Strategy not just reducing word rates “Dual Linguaspheres” Automate Innovate Collaborate
  9. 9. Technology in 5 Years No Real Breakthroughs Hybrid Systems Targeted Correction (communities, games) Real-time Training
  10. 10. TMs in 5 Years Cleaning Semantic Clustering Corpus Linguistics Preserve Endangered Languages Exciting new perspectives …
  11. 11. Profession in 5 Years Choices End to Repetitive Tasks Productivity 5 to 10 Times Higher Supplemented by Non-Professional Volunteers
  12. 12. Applications in 5 Years Translation out of the Wall Virtuous Circle Spoken Translation
  13. 13. Industry in 5 Years Machines New Business Models Shared Resources & Utilities Growth Open (Collaborative) ? Innovation comes from outside Closed (Competitive) It’s all about the data Helping the world communicating better … Human & Machine
  14. 14. in 5 Years Industry Think Tank Open Translation Platforms Language Business Innovation Industry Collaboration Translation Automation www.translationautomation.com
  15. 15. in 5 Years Industry Data Resources Billions of Words Translation Matching TM Cleaning Matching Scores www.tausdata.org

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