Using neural networks, Latvian IT company Tilde created innovative machine translation service for Arabic

Using neural network technology, IT company Tilde has created an innovative machine translation service for the Arabic language. The new machine translation technology is currently being tested by a global news service agency in the United States in order to determine its suitability for news translation. The usefulness and quality of Tilde’s innovative technology for translating from and into Arabic has already been recognized by the news agency’s bureau in Egypt, determining that the product is better quality and more suited for their needs than the widely used Google Translate. Founded in 1991, Tilde had a turnover of 4.531 million  in 2015.

"We are proud that, using the latest generation of neural network technology, Tilde developers and researchers have created an internationally recognized translating tool for the Arabic language, which is one of the world's most complex and the most widely used languages," says Tilde’s International Development Manager Rihards Kalniņš. "This expertise will allow Tilde strengthen its leader position in Europe and expand into the global market."

Neural networks are artificial intelligence technology developed and based on the analogy with the human brain neurons. Compared to other translation tools, Tilde’s neuron translation tool has a better grasp of the context of sentences, thus ensuring better flow and quality of translation. Tilde is the first company in the world that uses neural networks for translation of languages spoken by smaller communities. Tilde’s neural network machine translation service is already available for Latvian, Estonian, English and Arabic languages in the online Tilde Translate tool.

In its work on neural network development, Tilde collaborates with leading European universities. In summer 2017, alongside Google, Microsoft and other machine translation service leaders, Tilde will take part in the global competition for the best machine translation system. The competition is informally known as Machine translation Olympic Games.

Source: Tilde