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@LICChain Founder: Singapore Should Become a Blockchain-driven Language Service Hub 

@LICChain Founder: Singapore Should Become a Blockchain-driven Language Service Hub  | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
"We are now in the Blockchain era, and Singapore should once again move quickly to cement itself as not just a Blockchain hub, but also as a global language information hub," said Dr.Peng. The reason is due to Singapore being a multi-cultural society with a bilingual education system.
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Local-Language Customer Support Automation in Asia’s Niche Industries

Local-Language Customer Support Automation in Asia’s Niche Industries | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Sinitic has applied a new solution in two regional niche industries: Regtech, automating multilingual financial consumer complaints for the Central Bank of the Philippines; and iGaming, automating multilingual customer support requests for online gaming operators. In both cases, Sinitic successfully deployed a vertically-integrated product suite powered by the self-built SiniticNLP™ engine, which offers native support for non-English languages such as Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Japanese and Indonesian.

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Singapore to Build #ASR to Accelerate Emergency Response Across Multilingual Society

Powered by a speech-to-text engine to be developed at AI Singapore’s new AI (artificial intelligence) Speech Lab, the system will transcribe the unique vocabulary used by Singaporeans, including Singapore English, Chinese and dialects –is expected to boost the Singapore emergency service's operational efficiency.
The centre receives close to 200,000 calls for assistance every year,” said Daniel Seet, director of operations and assistant commissioner at the SCDF. “When a call is received, our dispatchers need to ask some questions to determine the nature and severity of the case, to facilitate the deployment of appropriate emergency medical resources"

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@SYSTRAN and HelloTalk Sign MOU on Language Data in S. Korea

@SYSTRAN and HelloTalk Sign MOU on Language Data in S. Korea | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

SYSTRAN International (S. Korea) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HelloTalk, China's leading service provider of foreign language learning and social networking services with more than 8 million users.

SYSTRAN will use a corpus of data from HelloTalk's over 30 million users to build. a Korean MT development and service platform based on the high demand of Korean from HelloTalk users.

It will also provide the engines to HelloTalk for its competitive translation service.

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HelloTalk provides crowdsourced data from its social-networking language learning platform, enabling Systran to boost the quality of its (especially) Korean-based neural MT engines. Interesting how Asian tech can rely far more on crowd-sourced language data than we can in the west. Quality control must be a problem though...

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India and SE Asia Gets Local Language Mobile Keyboards

Kika's customized keyboard for mobile brands supports 22 official and 18 non-official Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Urdu. It also supports the three most commonly spoken languages in Indonesia: Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese. Each language is supported with AI-powered text prediction and autocorrection and provides ease of switching from local characters to latin letters. It also supports transliteration where users can type in a mixture of English and their local languages all with one keyboard.

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@SDL Partners with Alibaba for Localised Web Hosting Service across Asia

@SDL Partners with Alibaba for Localised Web Hosting Service across Asia | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

SDL has formed a strategic partnership with Alibaba Cloud to launch a co-developed solution designed to help global brands launch and grow a website or digital brand in the Asia region – including language differences, censorship and privacy regulations, China’s firewall and local domain registrations.

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@LinguaCustodia Looking Towards #FinTrans Market in Asia?

@LinguaCustodia Looking Towards #FinTrans Market in Asia? | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Olivier Debeugny (intvw with CEO Lingua Custodia) What possibilities lie in the future, as you continue to develop your machine learning model and grow Lingua Custodia?
Open an office in Luxemburg! We are delighted with the opportunity to locate at the Technoport for 3 months as a first step towards what we hope will become a major part of our international operations.
We do have business ambitions in Asia as a second step. Our translation engines for Japanese and Chinese are showing good results. We were among the 20 finalists from 600 applicants selected at the last Fintech Hackcelerator held by the Monetary Authority of Singapore in November 2017.

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