SDL Automated Translation Solutions Give Government Organizations Timely Access to Mission-Critical Information

Top Quote SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce the release of SDL Language Weaver™ Enterprise Translation Server 5.3 (SDL LW ETS). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 26, 2011 - LOS ANGELES, U.S: This is the latest version of the company's secure, on-site automated translation solution for government organizations.

    Leveraging robust, statistically based technology, SDL LW ETS enables defense and intelligence agencies to have timely access to mission-critical information that arrives in multiple languages and file formats. The latest release introduces several new advancements, including measurable improvements in performance and quality to address increasing translation demands.

    Today, there are over 2 billion Internet users, many of them authoring, sharing and contributing to content regularly. More than 70% speak a language other than English, which leads to an overwhelming amount of information being created across languages and file types. (Source: Internet World Stats) As a result, the need for trusted, secure translation solutions has continued to increase year over year. SDL LW ETS 5.3 delivers high-speed automated language translation for large volumes of text across a wide spectrum of languages, to enable assimilation of content and collaboration among government organizations.

    Version 5.3 delivers:
    Improved compatibility with industry standards, including new Open Office and PDF versions
    Improved language pair quality and performance
    Improved integration capabilities via a new REST API
    New languages added: Lithuanian, Ukranian and Slovak

    This release also includes several technology advances that will enable SDL TrustScore™ to be deployed, outof-the-box in an upcoming release. SDL TrustScore provides a quality score for each translation generated so that analysts and intelligence workers without knowledge of a foreign language can confidently route or take action on the results of an automated translation.

    "In addition to the increased need for automated translation, we have seen the demand for robust solutions that enable access to foreign language information - such as broadcast monitoring and web monitoring solutions - continue to increase," said Prem Natarajan, Vice-President for Speech, Language and Multimedia at Raytheon BBN Technologies. "These integrated solutions leverage the ongoing innovation and advancement from automated translation solutions to deliver a better user experience and better information. We are pleased to see these new capabilities from SDL in the latest release, and look forward to our continued partnership."

    "Our government customers have unique requirements and our team is committed to ongoing R&D to drive further innovation, quality improvement, flexibility and compatibility into our solutions," said Daniel Marcu, CTO of SDL Language Technologies division. "The progress to date is unprecedented, and we continue to push the limits on what is possible - both technically and scientifically. In this release, we have not only zeroed in on quality, but have also laid the foundation to deliver SDL TrustScore with baseline language pairs for government in an upcoming release."

    SDL LW ETS 5.3 is available for immediate shipment.
    Find out more on how SDL LW ETS 5.3 can help governmental organizations.

    About SDL
    SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey -from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support- and across languages, cultures and channels. SDL's best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points. Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit

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