Finnish Translation Technology Receives European Innovation Award

Press Release   •   Jul 12, 2012 12:25 GMT

Multilizer’s machine translation quality estimation technology, MT-Qualifier, won LT-Innovate Award in Brussels in June 2012. LT-Innovate is the forum for European Language Technology Industry and is supported by European Commission.

The innovation technologies participating in the competition were rated based on these five categories: Innovation & Technology excellence, Business potential, Team experience, Investment or partnering interest and Project profile quality. MT-Qualifier is the first commercial solution for automatic machine translation quality estimation.

MT-Qualifier utilizes a new kind of approach to estimate translation quality. MT-Qualifier calculates sentence-specific quality estimates for several translation alternatives and chooses the best available translations to the final translation. As a result the user gets for each sentence the best automatic translation with quality estimates. This technology is patent pending.

”Our new innovation is developed for making machine translation a real option for everyday translation needs”, says Niko Papula, the CEO of Multilizer, and continues: ”Uncertainty together with mistrust have been the biggest reasons for limiting the use of automatic translation. MT-Qualifier is the solution to these serious trust issues.”

Machine translation and translation technologies are extremely important industries these days. For example Google has revealed that it translates automatically in one day as much as all the professional translators are able to translate in one year. This proofs that there is a significant demand for quick, easy and cheap translations. Remarkable innovations in different translation technologies are the key for truly global communication.

More information on MT-Qualifier and LT-Innovate Award is available here:

Multilizer is specialized in translation and localization technologies. Multilizer has a long history on developing innovative solutions for different translation needs. Today more than 120 million words are translated every month with Multilizer products in over 150 countries worldwide.