Iconic Translation Machines, or simply Iconic, is a language technology software company. We service a global client base from our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, as well as our office in London. Iconic specialises in developing best-in-class Neural Machine Translation solutions adapted for specific industries, use cases, and clients. As a pure play software provider, we can focus on channelling our resources and efforts into delivering the most effective automated translation solutions for our clients and partners, that slot in seamlessly beside existing processes in their content management workflows.
Iconic was founded in 2012 by Dr. John Tinsley and Dr. Páraic Sheridan, as a high-tech spinout company from Dublin City University (DCU). To this day, DCU is home to one of the world’s largest and most active machine translation research groups, and the technology and team underpinning Iconic was built on more than a decade’s worth of research and development in this area.
During the course of a large-scale EU project they were coordinating, John and Páraic identified a number of practical use cases where machine translation could help break down language barriers. With the support of an extensive user group and early clients, this came to fruition in 2012 with the launch of IPTranslator – the world’s first MT solution for patent information, and one of the first domain-specific MT engines ever developed.