LocWorld – Barcelona – June 14 -16

LocWorld – Barcelona – June 14 -16


After a hugely successful LocWorld 2016, that took place on our doorstep in Dublin, the Iconic team is excited to be heading to Barcelona for this year’s event which is taking place June 14-16.

Iconic CEO John Tinsley will be part of a select panel  focusing on Neural Machine Translation (NMT).  John will be joined by other experts including Jean Senellart of SYSTRAN and Lori Thicke of Lexcelera, with the session moderated by the founder of TAUS Jaap van der Meer.

In Neural MT: Revolution or Evolution, the group will share their visions and ideas for the future for language-aware applications and weigh up the pros and cons of the different approaches to machine translation. They will also examine how neural technologies bring a set of high-level features that allow new ways to augment translators and more generally users in need of cross-lingual capabilities.

John will explain how here at Iconic we deliver the best machine translation possible for a given language pair/use case. There is no one-size-fits all way to do this which is why we developed our Ensemble Architecture. We take the best approach for any given project to achieve the best possible outcome and that more often than not involves a mix of different technologies. He will also touch on the recent collaboration between Iconic and the ADAPT centre, a world-leading research centre based in Ireland. Iconic and ADAPT recently presented the findings of a joint research project on NMT at the 20th Annual Conference of the European Association for Machine Translation (EAMT). The research findings suggested although there is cause for great optimism for NMT, there are still many cases where existing Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) and hybrid approaches achieve better quality for certain language and content types, based on human evaluations.

The LocWorld keynote address The Big Five and the Digital Revolution will be delivered by Andreas Ekström, a reporter with the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan. Andreas believes it is his mission to educate for digital equality and will use the keynote to discuss the companies and behaviours that have become culturally, technologically and commercially the drivers of change at all levels in society.

It’s going to be a busy summer for Iconic! Stay tuned to for updates and connect with us on twitter here and on LinkedIn here.

About LocWorld

LocWorld is the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and global website management. Attendees are the people responsible for communicating across the boundaries of language and culture in the global marketplace. With a specific emphasis on global business, the conference provides and opportunity for the exchange of high-value information in the language and translation services and technologies market.

About Iconic Translation Machines

Iconic Translation Machines is a leading machine translation software and solutions provider who specialise in custom solutions tailored with subject matter expertise for specific industry sectors including eDiscovery, legal, life sciences, and financial services. Iconic is the MT partner of choice for some of the world’s largest translation companies, information providers, and government and enterprise organisations, helping them to translate more content, more accurately and in less time, resulting in significant cost savings and increased revenue. Iconic is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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