TAUS Launches Data-Enhanced Machine Translation


Amsterdam, January 19, 2022 – TAUS, the one-stop language data shop established through deep knowledge of the language industry, globally sourced community talent, and in-house NLP expertise, launches a new service: Data-Enhanced Machine Translation (DEMT) on their Data Marketplace

MT customization essentially requires two elements: an MT engine and training data. By combining both into a single online service, DEMT offers an end-to-end solution to those who wish to produce customized MT output for their specific domains, without the hassle of going through the actual MT training process. Users can simply drop the file they would like to machine translate and select the datasets that they wish to be used in their customization. In the background, our technology processes the file through an Amazon Active Custom Translate integration by feeding the selected training dataset into the engine to produce a highly customized output. The translated file is then directly sent to the user’s inbox.

Generic MT engines are widely available. But to ensure that MT can handle domain-specific content well, proper customization is key,” says Jaap van der Meer, Director at TAUS. “With the TAUS DEMT service, we have made customized, affordable and high-quality machine translation accessible to anyone, regardless of their expertise or access to relevant training data.” 

The impact of the training datasets available for the DEMT service has been independently evaluated by Polyglot Technology LLC. “In total, we evaluated 8 language pairs for the E-Commerce domain, 18 language pairs for the Medical/Pharma domain and 4 language pairs for the Financial domain,” says Achim Ruopp, Owner at Polyglot Technology. “The customization of Amazon Translate with TAUS Data always improved the BLEU score measured on the test sets by more than 6 BLEU points on average and 2 BLEU points at a minimum. These are significant improvements that demonstrate the superiority of this customized translation for the E-Commerce, Medical/Pharma and Financial domains over non-customized MT outputs.”

The detailed analysis can be downloaded here. The library of available datasets for the DEMT service is planned to grow. You can try the TAUS DEMT service here.

About TAUS

TAUS was founded in 2005 as a think tank with a mission to automate and innovate translation. Ideas transformed into actions. TAUS has become the one-stop language data shop, established through deep knowledge of the language industry, globally sourced community talent, and in-house NLP expertise. We create and enhance language data for the training of better, human-informed AI services.

Our mission today is to empower global enterprises and their service and technology providers with data solutions that help them to communicate in all languages, faster, better, and more efficiently.

For more information, visit https://www.taus.net/