This week Tilde board chairmen Andrejs Vasiljevs participates in the eleventh biennial conference of the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas (AMTA-2014) in Vancouver, Canada.
In this conference A. Vasiljevs presents two different topics in the fiel of our MT technologies:
Machine Translation for e-Government: the Baltic Case (Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Rihards Kalniņš, Mārcis Pinnis, Raivis Skadiņš)
Real-world Challenges in Application of MT for Localization: the Baltic Case (Mārcis Pinnis, Raivis Skadiņš, Andrejs Vasiļjevs)
The sixth Language technology conference of the Baltic countries, "Human Language Technologies (HLT) - the Baltic Perspective", will be held in Kaunas on September 26th and 27th. We are proud that in collaboration with Latvia's researchers, Tilde will present 10 lectures at the conference, which are related with Tilde's various competencies in the language technologies:
The new version of Tilde Translator, the most popular free translation software in the Baltics, is now available for all three of the most popular smartphone operating systems – Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
Great achievements in the field of 3D technologies – on September 10th, Tilde's Innovation Laboratory released the latest Android version of the virtual conversationalist prototype -Laura!
Laura is a unique virtual agent that unites speech technologies, artificial intelligence, and the latest achievements in 3D facial animation. She interacts with users by answering questions and engaging in short conversations in English, and she smiles, winks, and exhibit emotions during the dialog.
Last week Tilde participated in a series of events held in Leipzig and dedicated to Linked Data and Semantic Web. This year the community celebrates the 10th anniversary of the SEMANTiCS conference, the 10th anniversary of the WWW Consortium W3C, and the 25th anniversary of the Web.
We are truly proud that we can be together at a time when a new page has been turned in the history of Latvia - the unveiling of the National Library of Latvia's new building (a.k.a. the Castle of Light).
On August 29, on the 95th anniversary of the National Library of Latvia (NLL), the doors have been opened to the new building of the NLL, also known as the Castle of Light. It has already become one of the national symbols of modern Riga and Latvia.
On 23 August 1989, the three nations living by the Baltic Sea surprised the world. More than a million people joined hands to create a 600 km long human chain from Tallinn to Vilnius, crossing Riga and the River Daugava on its way, creating a synergy in the drive for freedom that united the three countries. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Tilde would like to share its very own memories from this special event.
We are proud that for its second year activity report, the TaaS (Terminology as a Service) project has received the European Commission's (EC) highest recognition — excellent.
The evaluation of such projects happens once per year, and the EC also gave this project the highest mark last year. The Tilde team (Andrejs Vasiljevs, Tatiana Gornostay, Arturs Vasilevskis, and Marcis Pinnis) and TaaS project consortium partners participated in this year's project evaluation in Luxemburg on July 3-4.
On July 10th, Tilde Board Chairman Andrejs Vasiļjevs participated in a ceremonial event at the National Library of Latvia during which a book about inspiring Latvia's export brands titled "Treasures of Latvia/Outstanding Export Brands and Inspiring Stories" was presented.
During the sunny days of July 15-19, the XVI International Congress of the European Association for Lexicography “EURALEX 2014” is being held in Bolzano, Italy. There, Tilde demonstrates the innovative platform which was developed during the project “TaaS: Terminology as a Service”.