Iconic wins TAUS Game Changers Innovation Award for Neural MT solution!

Iconic wins TAUS Game Changers Innovation Award for Neural MT solution!

Iconic wins award

Iconic CEO John Tinsley (left) receives the TAUS Game Changers Innovation Award from Paula Shannon (TAUS), with JP Barazza, at the TAUS Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada


  • Iconic awarded the TAUS Game Changers Innovation Award for Neural Machine Translation (NMT) Solution to resolve global litigation issue
  • Award based on adaption and development of  proprietary Neural Machine Translation technology for the legal industry

Dublin, Ireland – October 16, 2018 – Iconic Translation Machines (Iconic), a leading Irish translation software company, has been awarded the TAUS Game Changers Innovation Award at the TAUS Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada (October 10 – 11).  The Game Changer Innovation Awards have two categories: an Insider Innovation Award and an Invader Innovation Award, and they are open to small and large companies, as well as start-ups and well established players. Participants, who had to submit their proposals before the Annual Conference in Vancouver, were each given six minutes for their presentation at the conference, in a somewhat “Pecha-Kucha” style format. Following the presentations, the conference attendees voted for the best innovator in each category.

Following the announcement of the winner, Iconic CEO John Tinsley commented, “We’re very pleased to win the TAUS Insider Innovation Contest. Looking at the list of previous winners, we’re joining some esteemed company in this regard. It’s always nice to have your worked recognised externally, and the fact that this award is voted for by our peers and colleagues makes it extra special.”

In a video submission which formed part of the contest, John described how in the field of litigation, we have seen an explosion of digital content and lawyers have found themselves needing to deal with vast amounts of foreign language documents on a daily basis. This has caused a disruption of workflow at law firms. Iconic has adapted and developed their proprietary Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology to change the game for the legal industry, with their e-discovery solutions.

We only launched our e-discovery product just last year, and it’s gone from strength to strength in a short space of time. Our technical team deserves major credit for getting this done so effectively. We look forward to building on this, and our enterprise product, in the coming months and years.” added John.

Remarking on another successful TAUS Annual Conference, and in particularly the increasingly competitive competition, Anne-Maj van der Meer, Director of Events with TAUS, said, “The TAUS Game Changer Innovation Contest serves as an industry stamp of approval and plays a key role in setting the tone for the upcoming trends by bringing impressive projects to the spotlight in a highly-competitive and compact format.”

She went on to say: “We’d like to congratulate John Tinsley and Iconic Translation Machines who has received the majority of the votes and won the prize with their e-discovery product. This win has been fairly earned after competing for several years and sets a great example of encouragement for others who haven’t won yet but have their eyes on the prize. We look forward to seeing Iconic’s project follow in the footsteps of previous winners by turning into a great achievement with immense support from the industry.

In addition to a new release of Iconic’s Relativity app for e-discovery this month, Iconic continues its highly successful blog “The Neural MT Weekly” which details developments in its growing Neural MT solution for Enterprise.


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 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.

About TAUS

TAUS is a resource center for the global language and translation industries. Our mission is to enable better translation through innovation and automation. We support all translation operators – translation buyers, language service providers, individual translators and government agencies – with a comprehensive suite of online services, software and knowledge that help them to grow and innovate their business. We extend the reach and growth of the translation industry through our execution with sharing translation data and quality evaluation metrics.

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