Lingotek Initiates Beta Launch of Language Search Engine

PROVO, Utah - Lingotek, a language search engine, initiated the beta launch of its language search engine technology, which is a collaborative language translation service that finds meaning-based translated material for reuse.

"SimulTrans is very excited about the release of Lingotek," said Adam Jones, SimulTrans vice president and general manager. "The language search capabilities offered by this new tool will revolutionize the way our translators work and greatly expand their reference base beyond the narrow scope of text offered by translation memory applications. We look forward to seeing enormous benefits from Lingotek through reduced costs and increased consistency."

"Lingotek has launched a tool that will maximize productivity, reduce error margin, decrease costs and improve all steps in the translation industry, including DTP," said Betty Galiano, chief executive officer of Ocean Translations.

Lingotek's language search engine indexes linguistic knowledge from a growing repository of multilingual content and language translations. Users can then access the language search engine's database of previously translated material to find more specific combinations of words for reuse.

Depending upon the size of the translation project at hand, translators can use Lingotek as an individual or divide a larger translation project into smaller pieces to allow multiple translators to work on the same project at the same time. Only individuals who have been granted access to any document or previous translations within Lingotek can see any of the information.

Lingotek runs within most popular Web browsers, including initial support for Internet Explorer and Firefox. Lingotek currently supports Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), Open Office, HTML, XHTML, and Excel formats, allowing users to upload these documents directly into Lingotek.

Format tagging within Lingotek allows users to track and maintain formatting within the original source text as well as in the target language(s). Lingotek also supports existing Translation Memory files that are TMX-compliant memories, allowing users to import TMX files into both private and public indices (as dictated by the user).


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