Translating Europe – Brussels – Nov 8 – 9

Translating Europe – Brussels – Nov 8 – 9

Translating Europe Forum November 2018

The Translating Europe Forum takes place in Brussels, 8 – 9 November 2018

Iconic is honored to have our CEO, John Tinsley, be invited as an expert panelist at the Translating Europe Forum, taking place in Brussels, November 8-9. The Translating Europe Forum is a conference which brings together stakeholders and professionals from the language industry to discuss translation, the translation profession and its wider context. Participants include language technology companies and language service providers, universities, freelance translators, translation students and graduates. This is proving to be quite a popular event where last year’s Forum attracted more than 5,000 viewers via webstreaming, in addition to the more than 500 people who attended the conference.

The aim of the Forum is to provide practitioners with a positive, yet realistic message about their prospects to survive and thrive in today’s, and tomorrow’s, language services market and to raise awareness of the role of data in this changing industry.

The Forum’s theme will be “Humans, Data and Translation”, while the session which John will be a panelist is entitled “Neural Machine Translation reality check: its Possibilities and Limitations”.

This session, which will be moderated by Dieter Rummel, from the Directorate-General for Translation, will look at the latest developments in neural machine translation (NMT) and AI. How does NMT work and what kind of data are needed to create a fluent engine? NMT needs high quality data. How can these be obtained? What about automated quality assessment? How is machine translation applied in real life? What are the features of the current cutting-edge tools? What are the next steps? What new opportunities does this present for people working in the language industry? Is there a difference between deep learning in general and deep learning for machine translation?

It is an exciting time as this new technology, NMT, is adopted universally. There are so many questions which need to be addressed though, which we can see from what will be covered in this session. This is precisely why our team of MT experts contribute on a weekly basis to our popular blog series “The Neural MT Weekly“.

If you are attending the Translating Europe Forum we’d love to meet up! You can contact us here to arrange a catch up in Brussels. We look forward to seeing you there!


About Translating Europe

The workshops are part of the Translating Europe project, created to bring together translation stakeholders in Europe. They complement the yearly Forum organised in Brussels and consist of smaller scale events, targeted at specialised audiences within national translation communities. The Translating Europe workshops are organised by Directorate-General for Translation representatives in the EU Member States, often in cooperation with universities of the European Master’s in Translation.

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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