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Monday, November 23, 2009
IBM Researchers Develop Text Translator


IBM Researchers are helping to break the language barrier with the advent of technology dubbed "n.Fluent" -- smart software that translates text between English and 11 other languages.

IBM employees use it to instantaneously translate electronic documents and Web pages -- even live, instant messages exchanged on smartphones.

At the heart of n.Fluent is the wisdom of IBM's nearly 400,000 employees in more than 170 countries, where IBM volunteers submit, update and continuously refine word translations. Every time it's used, n.Fluent "learns" and improves its translation engine. To date, the tool has been used by IBMers to translate more than 40 million words.

During a two-week period this past summer, volunteer linguists at IBM crowdsourced approximately 1.3 million words, averaging contributions of approximately 100,000 words per business day. Subsequent campaigns are currently underway across the company to generate and hone more language-related data.

While used exclusively within IBM right now, there is evidence that the technology would be welcomed as a product or service. Companies must enter new markets easily and quickly, and collaborate securely with far-flung employees, partners and suppliers. However, communicating effectively in spite of language differences can be time consuming, awkward, complex and costly.

In addition to providing an alternative to traditional manual translation, n.Fluent offers several key advantages over freely available, Web-based translation programs. In particular, it offers greater security, as the software is hosted behind a company's Internet firewall, and content cannot be seen by non-employees. It also provides translations that are more useful to tech or business-savvy users.

n.Fluent currently can be used for the following languages commonly used in commerce, such as Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Japanese, French, Italian, Russian, German, Spanish, Po

rtuguese, Italian and Arabic. "To become a smarter planet, the world needs a shared vocabulary for collaboration -- particularly the business community," said David Lubensky, an IBM Researcher managing the n.Fluent project. "We see n.Fluent as just such a tool, helping to expand commerce, cement relationships and make the world that much smaller, one word at a time."


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