The Translation Server will let companies create and distribute Web content globally, without the need for special Web pages or separate Web infrastructures. By enabling online communication in multiple languages, the server should improve efficiency by helping to create truly global communities.
"The ability of our customers to offer quick, convenient, multilingual translation makes their Web content available to a much wider audience. The IBM Websphere Translation Server can help businesses of any size dramatically increase their global reach with a limited investment," said Ozzie Osborne, general manager of voice systems at IBM.
Deutsche Bank Private Banking is implementing the Translation Server to translate online content in its knowledge management system.
"The ability to support bi-directional translation for a wide range of languages was an important consideration for us. We also needed a system which actually understood the grammars of the various languages, much more than just a translation of individual words," said Marco Stein, project leader of global private banking intranet at Deutsche Bank.
Steve McClure, vice-president of speech and natural language software at research group IDC, said, "Machine translation allows for dynamic business content to be created at a fraction of the cost of professional translation services."
IBM Websphere Translation Server
This was first published in January 2001