25th May, Dublin, Ireland: KantanMT and XTM International are pleased to announce the launch of an enhanced connector which will allow XTM users to effortlessly access Neural Machine Translation (NMT) from the KantanStream platform. KantanStream is a human-powered machine translation solution. The platform uses a global crowd-sourcing model of qualified translators to edit and improve on machine translated texts. These improvements are then fed back into translation engines to fine-tune and improve them for future projects. XTM is the creator of world’s leading Cloud Translation Management System.
The improved connector will enable users to seamlessly integrate KantanStream into existing translation project workflows. XTM and KantanMT have designed the connector to enable XTM users to optimise project management efficiencies, to provide faster translation project turnaround times, and to reduce overall project costs. The development of the connector is just another example of KantanMT’s commitment to partnering with the best-in-class technologies to create affordable, high-speed, and high-quality customisable NMT solutions.
“We are delighted to have worked with XTM on this project. Providing XTM users with an AI-enhanced connection with the KantanStream platform creates for them access to a powerful NMT solution. The XTM users can engage a potent hybrid of AI-powered translation speeds allied with the accuracy and the quality provided by highly qualified human translators.” said Tony O’Dowd, Chief Architect at KantanMT.com.
The surge of Big Data, and the hunger for companies to translate and exploit the knowledge within these data stacks, is driving the need for high-quality, high-speed, low-cost translation solutions. The traditional “human only” translation solution has become the slow horse in what is now a very fast race. This has resulted in the translation/localisation industry seeking technology partnership arrangements with suppliers of Neural Machine Translation (NMT) technology that can handle the translation of huge volumes of complex data at speed. During the past five years, there has been a tremendous growth in the adoption of NMT. This dynamic has been a major factor in the exponential speed of development of complementary integrated workflow technology such as KantanMT’s XTM connector.
Dominick Kelly, Technology and Sales Director at KantanMT said: “The life span of what is known as “Transactional Content” has dramatically shortened. Companies require quick translations, sometimes in real time. The old paradigm of human-only translation is being rendered obsolete and financially challenging. The hybrid approach of man and machine is the only realistic solution for “transactional content”.
The term Transactional Content encompasses content such as emails, social media, customer support tickets, AR content, botchat, and ecommerce transactions.
KantanStream’s hybrid model of human translation and high speed NMT is helping international organisations such as XTM International to meet the challenges of the multilingual global market.
About XTM International
XTM International develops XTM, the world’s leading cloud-based translation management solution (TMS) with integrated Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) and Computer Aided Review (CAR) tools. It is designed to be scalable, flexible, and agile, with industry open standards at its core. Focused on streamlining complex localization processes and supply chains, XTM centralizes TM assets for real-time collaboration, maximizing translation reuse. The system incorporates in-context WYSIWYG reviews, LQA tests, alternative translations for transcreation, a mobile app for project managers and a REST API with off the shelf connectors for most CMSs.
KantanMT.com is a pioneer in neural machine translation solutions. It’s market leading platform, KantanMT, enables global organisation to customise, improve and deploy neural MT solutions at scale. Their KantanStream platform enables modern enterprises to deliver digital content in native languages, with always-on, AI enhanced, crowd-sourced translation services. KantanStream combines the speed and cost-benefits of machine translation with the authenticity and precision that only a native speaker can deliver.
KantanMT is part of the Keywords Studios Group, the largest provider of global services to the video games and media & entertainment industries. It has offices in over 50 locations and delivers services to 23 of the top 25 games companies.
KantanMT is based in the INVENT Building, DCU Campus, Dublin 9, Ireland.