SDL Government is a technology and services company that provides language translation and strategic communication solutions for Government organizations. We provide a purpose-built SDL Government Language Platform to translate massive amounts of data quickly, accurately and cost effectively.
- Volume, Velocity and Variety of data, multiplied by the number of languages required to protect USG interests, have transformed Government Big Data challenges into Government Big Language™ challenges
- During the Arab Spring alone, social media generated millions of emails, tweets, chats, text messages per hour
- In 2006, 80% > of internet content was in English, by 2016 more than 80% > will be in a language other than English
Big Language™ for Big Data for Big Government
Access to information “anytime, anywhere” is now the norm. Fueled by the volume, velocity and variety of this information, government entities now have a Big Language™ problem to solve in order to manage diplomacy, commerce, and security, or to conduct effective outreach to constituents to ensure equal access to government across languages.
To solve the Big Language™ problem and expand your multilingual footprint, there are opportunities to leverage both human translation and machine translation. Taking an integrated approach can significantly increase efficiency and quality based on your target audience, purpose of the content, and budget.
Challenges in Government
The volume of that content is growing rapidly and is even more problematic because it is created in dozens of languages and formats. As a result, the amount of data that must be translated in near-real time has grown exponentially, making it difficult to translate even a fraction of the content without introducing additional automation. Skilled human translators are highly sought after but there simply are not enough translators to meet the growing demand. Security requirements further shrink the pool of qualified translators.
In order to meet this challenge, public sector organizations are tasked with guaranteeing efficient translation while holding the budgetary cost down to reasonable levels.
Objectives for Government
Government organizations need solutions that enable mission critical decision making. This typically includes rapid access to all relevant information, and the ability to search and quantify unstructured information from a variety of languages.
To do this, these organizations must focus on supporting language efforts where it is difficult to scale human translator resources.
By adding automation to the translation process, government organizations can quickly translate documents, blogs, websites, and more. Only relevant documents need to be sent to humans for a more accurate translation and analysis while the keywords generated from automated translation make search and query possible.