Language Technology Top Ten News May 2017

No time to read all tweets, scoops, blogs? Here is a summary of what we think are the Top Ten LT stories of the month, selected by our LangTechNews editor Andrew Joscelyne. Enjoy – and if you have a news-worthy story, contact us.

  1. Nordic Translation Land-grab: Semanticx Bought Out Textminded
  2. RAVN, a UK legal AI company (NLP & text analytics etc.) snapped up by a US company
  3. Could politics influence the LT market?  You bet. Brexit has triggered a language learning boom in the UK
  4. EU: If the EC can call a meeting on Internet of Energy interoperability, then it could try Multilingual Digital Market Interoperability next time
  5. Market research company KLAS analyses the market for NLP solutions in healthcare
  6. Research: We know that digital really means treating everything like a string of letters. Now a research team at Princeton has delivered a “text editor” for audio files
  7. Opportunity: TV media Euronews is stepping up its multilingual footprint to maintain a “multicultural” perspective on the continent’s activities. Technology could surely help accelerate this.
  8. Most popular LTi tweet of the month: Using NLP to predict film ratings from social media
  9. Machine Learning: Handy roundup of the latest on Neural MT advances
  10. Text to Speech has been making a noise: Irish TTS company Voysis has hired a Google expert. Meanwhile market analysts claim that the TTS market will be worth $3.3B by 2022. Is that a lot of a little?