smartCAT and Lilt Announce Partnership

Startups Join Forces to Create Robust Translation Environment

Palo Alto, CA. May 4th, 2017

Two Bay Area startups have announced their partnership. Translation Management Software (TMS) provider, smartCAT and Lilt, an interactive and adaptive Machine Translation (MT) tool, have partnered to combine the latest in MT technology with a robust collaborative translation environment.

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smartCAT, whose integrated approach to translation automation offers a broad range of human and machine translation solutions to their customers, are excited to be adding the latest MT technology. Their willingness to rapidly adopt new technology for the success of their customers made them a perfect candidate to take advantage of Lilt’s REST API. The technology enables programmatic integration with Lilt, as well as their Javascript library, lilt.js, which allows the addition of interactive, adaptive machine translation to a CAT editor.

Lilt’s adaptive MT is now available within the smartCAT editor, giving smartCAT’s customers access to this technology in a single activation click.

“Lilt fit just right into the smartCAT ecosystem. We loved the futuristic approach to machine translation it promotes, so delivering the technology to our users instantly became our priority. What makes this integration so special is that it takes smartCAT’s unique real-time multi-user collaboration to the next level. Each time a translator confirms a segment, the engine instantly trains and provides the correct suggestions to all the participants in the project, helping them to maintain consistency across the text. Despite the technology behind the new feature being complex and unfamiliar, we made sure it’s intuitive and easy to use.” said Ivan Smolnikov, CEO at smartCAT.

Lilt’s mission of making high-quality translation widely available led them to offer their REST API and Javascript library to translation solution developers, like smartCAT, in order to incorporate a powerful adaptive MT technology into their existing systems. Partnerships such as this one give customers and translators access to better translation quality, as well as a more ergonomic environment compared to the traditional methods of post-editing.

“One of Lilt’s goals is to democratize access to the latest natural language technology. smartCAT already provides a workflow tool previously inaccessible to many LSPs and end-customers. With the Lilt integration, smartCAT’s customers can now effortlessly deploy interactive/adaptive machine translation that gives revolutionary productivity gains without the pain of post-editing.” said Spence Green, CEO at Lilt.

For more information on Lilt’s REST API and lilt.js, visit lilt.com

Learn more about smartCAT translation ecosystem at smartcat.ai

Lilt

Lilt is an interactive, adaptive machine translation platform that helps businesses, agencies, and individuals optimize translation speed, quality, and cost