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Prof Andy Way brings Machine Translation expertise to Lingo24

We’re delighted to welcome Prof. Andy Way, one of the world’s leading authorities on machine translation (MT), who has joined Lingo24 as Director of Machine Translation. He will be spearheading our move into MT and post-edited MT (PEMT) and building a world-class team with close links to academia.

The team will be based at Lingo24’s newest office in Manchester, due to open in January. The MT development team will be joined by two Account Directors, who will advise clients on the best technology and translation services for their needs.

Lingo24 will be building high quality translation software for clients, customised to their sector, style and other requirements. We’ll also be integrating MT into our new, award-winning Coach technology, which is designed to improve productivity among human translators.

Professor Way has more than 25 years experience in MT research and development. He built up one of the world’s leading research groups in Computational Linguistics at Dublin City University, and has consulted with various translation companies. He is currently President of the European Association for Machine Translation, and the International Association for Machine Translation.

He said: “We are very excited about this move, and believe we have the capability to take Lingo24 to the next level. We will be building industry-leading bespoke MT solutions for large clients. These are much more accurate than web-based translation tools, since they are tailored to the client’s specific use-case requirements.

“Christian’s commitment and enthusiasm to fully embrace what MT has to offer matches my vision, and made my decision to join the company a very easy one. I expect the team to make a big impact very quickly.

“This is still a relatively young science, but it is improving rapidly. The web is more multinational than ever, but only a very small volume of what could be translated is actually being translated currently. MT is often the only option for large volumes of content, and most clients are pleasantly surprised by its accuracy.”

Mr Arno said: “This is a major step for Lingo24, and heralds our emergence as a genuine global player within the industry. There are few if any MT professionals with Andy’s mix of academic, technical and commercial experience.

“We’ve always had a strong focus on developing technology to automate parts of the translation process and improve productivity. This will allow us to expand the range of services we offer, and fit every client’s budget and need.”
We’ll be bringing you more news and information about our MT and PEMT services in the New Year! If you’d like to know more, do get in touch.

Hazel Mollison

Hazel Mollison edits and writes for the Lingo24 blog. After studying Italian and German at Cambridge University, she worked as a journalist for five years with regional and national newspapers. She enjoys writing about languages, translation, online marketing, and helping small businesses explore new opportunities.

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