MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 — ABBYY Language Services, a hi-tech provider of localization services and translation management technologies, and Asia Online, a leader in automated machine translation and language processing technologies, joined forces to create an automated solution that offers a combined automated Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and machine translation process that will allow customers to perform high volume, high quality multilingual document translation tasks with ease.
The two companies have joined forces to create a solution that combines Asia Online’s Language Studio™ machine translation technology for fast near-human publication quality output with ABBYY’s world leading OCR technology and sophisticated human translation automated workflow system.
The solution elegantly addresses problems that arise when large numbers of files are stored in a variety of different document management systems, formats and languages, and they often need to be translated to be understood. Paper documents and scanned files complicate the processing, translating and document management tasks. Without an integrated solution to retrieve, convert and translate documents, understanding and communicating information is a real challenge for companies doing business internationally. The unique combination of document processing and translation resulting from the new partnership between ABBYY Language Services and Asia Online offers high-end linguistic technologies and professional translation resources that will solve this problem easily and efficiently.
The new system will be offered as a SaaS solution accessible in the cloud or it can be operated onsite within a customer’s own infrastructure to comply with any level of data confidentiality and security requirements. Either way, this highly scalable solution can be securely accessed by as many users as needed.
“We are happy to deliver this new agile end-to-end solution that meets the growing needs of our customers by providing a real-time language processing and translation solution,” said Alfiya Timorshina, business development director of ABBYY Language Services.
“This unique blend of technologies and services offers financial benefits to companies of all sizes that work with multilingual documentation. And it provides exceptional value to companies with high-volume document flows,” said Timorshina.
“This partnership brings a new level of automation and efficiency to multilingual document processing that benefits a broad range of organizations including government, intelligence, language service providers and eDiscovery service providers,” said Dion Wiggins, CEO of Asia Online.
About ABBYY Language Services
ABBYY Language Services offers localization services and technology solutions enabling businesses to go global. The company provides localization into over 80 languages and helps to streamline multilingual content maintenance by means of translation workflow automation and cutting-edge linguistic solutions. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive language support to more than 2,500 companies worldwide, including 25 companies from the Top 100 Global Brands and 35 Fortune 500 companies.
ABBYY Language Services is part of the ABBYY Group, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools.
About Asia Online Pte Ltd
Asia Online has developed the world’s first automated translation technology designed to translate content to near-human publication quality in more than 530 language pair combinations. Other legacy translation technologies merely seek to provide a general understanding or gist of the content that is translated, but they do not achieve either a publication level process or the translation quality required for publication. Asia Online works with language service providers and content publishers throughout the world using its unique infrastructure to facilitate the ongoing evolution of real-time corrective improvements aimed at delivering machine translation quality second to none. Its customer offerings include the Language Studio™ line of products and services.
Asia Online is a privately owned company backed by individual investors and institutional venture capital. Its corporate headquarters are in Singapore, and it has significant operations in Bangkok, Thailand, with R&D activities throughout Asia and expanding sales operations in Europe and North America.