eBay acquires machine translation capabilities from AppTek to help expand international sales

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DLyons  Identity Verified
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And now search results will become even more polluted Jun 17, 2014

... with Alibaba-style junk.


Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Donal Jun 17, 2014

DLyons wrote:
...with Alibaba-style junk.

More polluted or less polluted? What MT system did eBay use before they started using AppTek's Omnifluent? If they previously used Bing or Google Translate, then Omnifluent is bound to result in better translations, because Omnifluent is a hybrid rule-based system, whereas Bing and Google Translate are pure statistical translators.


Michelle Kusuda  Identity Verified
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Apptek's website says they use "statistical machine learning analysis." Jun 18, 2014

Omnifluent Translate
AppTek's patent-pending hybrid machine translation (MT) technology uses statistical machine learning analysis with lexicon and grammar rules into a single decision engine that instantly delivers superior machine translation. The statistical machine translation platform is integrated at all levels of the process with a fully functional rule-based MT system. The Hybrid Machine Translation provides both fluent and accurate translation which has pushed the state-of-the-art to much higher levels.


Simin Tan  Identity Verified
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Working examples already available... Jun 30, 2014

... with "Buyee" on Yahoo! Auctions Japan, for instance. The value-add is debatable though...


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