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GTCOM Undertakes "Key Tasks in the Innovation of the New Generation of AI Industry" Released by the MIIT

NewsSource:GTCOMDate: 20 January 2020views:39

The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology held the "Beijing Municipal AI Task Symposium" on January 20, 2020, at which to award certificates to those shortlisted for the "Key Task Undertaking Project Regarding the Innovation of the AI Industry's New Generation" organized by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Of all the 1,248 declaration units participating in this undertaking activity nationwide, 137 ones were finally selected as undertaking units, and 66 ones as potential units. With 42 undertaking units and 17 potential ones (accounting for 29.1% of the national total), Beijing ranked first among all participating cities. Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM), relying on its "multilingual machine-translation system," stood out as one of the undertakers for the project organized by the MIIT together with Baidu, Netease and MEGVII. Elena Zhang, vice president of GTCOM, received the certificate for undertaker on behalf of the company.

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GTCOM's "multilingual machine-translation system" was shortlisted for the "Key Task Undertaking Project Regarding the Innovation of the AI Industry's New Generation"


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▲ Site of the Beijing Municipal AI Task Symposium

GTCOM undertook the "Key Tasks in the Innovation of the New Generation of AI Industry" released by the MIIT

Deployed and launched by the MIIT in accordance with the Three-Year Action Plan (2018-2020) for the Development of the AI Industry's New Generation, the undertaking of key tasks regarding the innovation in the new generation of AI industry is designed to recruit and select a group of innovative subjects mastering key core technologies and possessing relatively strong innovation ability, elect leaders and pioneers in the main segmented areas of AI and, leveraging the "undertaking" work mechanism, make breakthroughs in the development of the AI industry, create a landmark company in the industry and cultivate the main forces for innovative development, thus accelerating the in-depth integration between the AI industry and the real economy in China and promoting innovative development. Relying on its outstanding machine-translation ability, GTCOM was successfully shortlisted for the project, which is another major honor for GTCOM in machine translation after the honor for its outstanding performance in the international machine-translation contest in 2019 and the "Excellent Product Award" granted by the China International Software Expo to its machine-translation application, the all-in-one MerCube enterprise-level machine translator.

Powerful genes for language science and technology give birth to an industry-leading machine-translation system with R&D advantages

As a subsidiary of China Translation Corporation (CTC), the first translation agency of the People's Republic of China, GTCOM integrates the CTC's outstanding reputation for traditional language translation services as a legacy of 46 years along with its R&D ability regarding core machine-translation technologies that is formed on years of effort in artificial intelligence. Thus, GTCOM has unique advantages with respect to corpora and algorithms, which are the determinants of high-quality machine translation.

GTCOM, having established its machine-translation business in 2014, is one of the first batch of enterprises engaging in the R&D on core machine-translation technologies in China. The company has already built a vast multilingual corpus with high-quality professional resources (totaling 5.2 billion sentence pairs). The company's proprietary machine-translation engine can now satisfy the enterprise-level machine-translation requirements in vertical fields such as finance, science, technology and medical care. Currently, it encompasses more than 50 languages and 2,500 combinations.


Successful undertaking helps ensure technological innovation, ushering in the comprehensive upgrade of industry applications

GTCOM, based on core machine-translation technologies, has developed multiple products and applications such as the computer-aided translation (CAT) system, document translation, webpage translation, subtitle translation, LanguageBox and the simultaneous interpretation earphone. Given the significant opportunity of this undertaking, the company will pursue breakthroughs in key technologies and methods along such directions as machine-translation technologies with limited corpora, machine-translation training based on transfer learning and incremental training based on individualized corpora while pursuing translation languages, vertical translation fields, quality off-line machine-translation engines, construction of parallel corpora for machine translation and high-quality machine-translation model for mobile equipment. The mission is to achieve more extensive and comprehensive industrialized application of machine translation while actively promoting the in-depth integration between the AI industry and the real economy as the industry continues to innovate.

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