Media Source:中华网Date: 31 July 2017views:360
On the morning of July 29, 2017, Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM) held the Yee·AI—YeeKit Launch Conference in Beijing. Nearly 200 people including language service companies, translation teams, university scholars and freelance translators were invited to the conference. Zhang Jingjing, the deputy general manager of China Translation Corporation; Zhao Tiejun, deputy director of the School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology; Cheng Wei, Director of the School of Interpreting and Translation, Beijing International Studies University; Zhu Xianchao, Chairman of Lan-bridge Group; Wu Haiyan, Assistant Vice President of Pactera; Hu Dan, deputy director of the School of Foreign Languages, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law; and GTCOM vice presidents Elisa Chai and Elena Zhang attended the event, where they witnessed the official launch of the new intelligent language-technology tool platform—YeeKit. At the conference, a number of guests had in-depth discussions on the hot issues in the fields of language technology and artificial intelligence.
Opening "new ideas" and upgrading "new drivers"
Ms. Zhang Jingjing delivered a speech for the conference. She said that since its establishment, GTCOM has been vigorously promoting the simultaneous development of language technology research and application research, continuously introducing cutting-edge technological achievements and continuing to promote the building of language services in the context of big data. GTCOM's achievements have been obvious to all. Zhang Jingjing believed that language technology has become the core driving force in the field of modern language services. GTCOM has rooted in the field of language services and will open "new ideas" for the integrated improvement of the language-service industry.
Zhang Jingjing, the deputy general manager of China Translation Corporation, addresses the meeting
GTCOM Vice President Elisa Chai introduced the YeeKit intelligent language-technology tool platform. Supported by four billion sentence pairs of high-quality corpus resources, YeeKit is an efficient, user-friendly, lightweight tool platform that brings together CAT, TMX corpus engine, machine translation, web-page translation and YeeCaption. These five tools meet the language needs of users in various work and life scenarios. Among them, YeeKit CAT is not only an online assisted translation tool but also accesses GTCOM's advanced machine translation. It comprises project management, task management, team management, customer management and corpus management modules, whereby it can efficiently meet the work requirements of project managers and translators. According to Ms. Chai, GTCOM's YeeCloud ecosystem adheres to the principle of openness and works together with translators, translation companies, universities and other partners to achieve resource sharing and win-win cooperation and the productive exploration of new business models in the realm of language services.
In the launch ceremony to welcome strategic cooperation, GTCOM Vice President Elena Zhang, together with the guest representatives of the language service and education industries, heralded a chapter of comprehensive strategic cooperation on behalf of the YeeKit intelligent language-technology tool platform. With the deepening of multiparty cooperation, YeeKit is expected to help GTCOM achieve a new milestone in the field of AI language technology.
Launch ceremony of YeeKit strategic cooperation
Subsequent to the launch ceremony, Cheng Wei, speaking as a guest representative, said that with the promotion of artificial intelligence the rapid development of machine translation will continually challenge the translation industry and practitioners and that the value of machine-assisted translation will thus become more significant. The use of big data for information retrieval and post-editing will become a new way to cultivate talent and vitalize this very traditional industry.
Cheng Wei, dean of the School of Interpreting and Translation, Beijing International Studies University
Building a multilingual ecosystem with the power of technology
At the subsequent summit, titled "Technology-Driven Integration—Language Technology," which was hosted by Zhao Tiejun, panelists Huang Degen, Wu Haiyan, Zhu Xianchao and Hu Dan shared their views on language technology and industry development. The guests pointed out that machine translation has challenged the so-called language pyramid by replacing low-end translation and beginning a gradual rise toward the top. The new era of artificial intelligence will greatly enhance people's work efficiency and quality of life. In the field of language technology, which is characterized by innovation, from the research in technical translation technology based on phrase statistics to more progressive neural network technology, the guests agreed that only with comprehensive investment, comprehensive cooperation and innovation can we continuously meet the needs of users in different industries throughout the world.
GTCOM is committed to creating greater business value for users in different industries worldwide with more scenario-based applications that fit the users' habits. The launch of YeeKit further established GTCOM's comprehensive configuration of multi-form technology and multi-field integration in the language-service industry, consolidated its important position in the multilingual ecosystem and created a new paradigm for the introduction of innovative, language-technology-driven services.