2013 was a great year for LetsMT!

Fresh off the heels of launching
LetsMT, which was named the Most Innovative Product in Latvia in 2012, Tilde began 2013 full of a determination to showcase our new technology to the world.

Tilde MT performs better than Google Translate in comparative evaluation

A comparative evaluation of three machine translation systems  – Tilde, Google Translate, and Microsoft’s Bing Translator – has confirmed that Tilde produces higher-quality translations for Baltic languages. The evaluation was performed using the BLEU (Bilingual Evaluation Understudy) score metric, which evaluates how closely a machine-translated text compares with a professional human-translated document.

Tilde participates in Vilnius Innovation Forum

Tilde will present its cutting-edge language technology solutions at the Vilnius Innovation Forum exhibition from December 4-6. Organized by the Lithuanian Ministry of Economy, the event will be officially unveiled by keynote speaker Sir Tim Berners-Lee, best known for inventing the World Wide Web. 

Tilde CEO meets with UN Secretary General

Tilde CEO Andrejs Vasiļjevs participated in a luncheon meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Riga, Latvia, on November 15. At the meeting, held during the Secretary General’s visit to Latvia, the participants discussed the role of the internet in promoting growth in contemporary society, among other issues.

Estonian President uses machine translation to translate Shakespeare

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves officially unveiled language technology developer Tilde’s machine translation system for Estonian at ICT 2013, Europe’s largest digital technology event, in Vilnius, Lithuania, on November 7.

President Ilves first tried Tilde’s system to machine-translate a phrase from Act 3, Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet into Estonian: “Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer / The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune”.

European innovation challenges Google

Language technology develope­r Tilde presented its groundbreaking new machine translation technology LetsMT at the event ICT 2013: Create, Connect, Grow in Vilnius, Lithuania, from November 6-8. LetsMT performs significantly better than Google Translate for specialized documents and small languages, bridging the language barrier between nations and fostering the establishment of a digital single market.