Patents Assigned to SDL, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10319252
    Abstract: A learning system for a text-to-text application such as a machine translation system. The system has questions, and a matrix of correct answers to those questions. Any of the many different correct answers within the matrix can be considered as perfectly correct answers to the question. The system operates by displaying a question, which may be a phrase to be translated, and obtaining an answer to the question from the user. The answer is compared against the matrix and scored. Feedback may also be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Galley, Kevin Knight, Daniel Marcu
  • Patent number: 10261994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method that includes receiving a result word set in a target language representing a translation of a test word set in a source language. When the result word set is not in a set of acceptable translations, the method includes measuring a minimum number of edits to transform the result word set into a transform word set. The transform word set is in the set of acceptable translations. A system is provided that includes a receiver to receive a result word set and a counter to measure a minimum number of edits to transform the result word set into a transform word set. A method is provided that includes automatically determining a translation ability of a human translator based on a test result. The method also includes adjusting the translation ability of the human translator based on historical data of translations performed by the human translator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Marcu, Markus Dreyer
  • Patent number: 10248650
    Abstract: Methods, systems and program product are disclosed for determining matching level of a text lookup segment with a plurality of source texts in a translation memory in terms of context. The invention determines exact matches for the lookup segment in the plurality of source texts, and determines, in the case that at least one exact match is determined, that a respective exact match is an in-context exact match for the lookup segment in the case that a context of the lookup segment matches that of the respective exact match. Degree of context matching required can be predetermined, and results prioritized. The invention also includes methods, systems and program products for storing a translation pair of source text and target text in a translation memory including context, and the translation memory so formed. The invention ensures that content is translated the same as previously translated content and reduces translator intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Russell G. Ross, Kevin Gillespie
  • Patent number: 10216731
    Abstract: A system and method for translating data from a source language to a target language is provided wherein machine generated target translation of a source sentence is compared to a database of human generated target sentences. If a matching human generated target sentence is found, the human generated target sentence may be used instead of the machine generated sentence, since the human generated target sentence is more likely to be a well-formed sentence than the machine generated sentence. The system and method does not rely on a translation memory containing pairs of sentences in both source and target languages, and minimizes the reliance on a human translator to correct a translation generated by machine translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Shang-Che Cheng, Alexander Pressman, Hong Zhang, Pei Chiang Ma, Shuan Zhang, Jochen Hummel
  • Patent number: 10198438
    Abstract: A system and method for translating data from a source language to a target language is provided wherein machine generated target translation of a source sentence is compared to a database of human generated target sentences. If a matching human generated target sentence is found, the human generated target sentence may be used instead of the machine generated sentence, since the human generated target sentence is more likely to be a well-formed sentence than the machine generated sentence. The system and method does not rely on a translation memory containing pairs of sentences in both source and target languages, and minimizes the reliance on a human translator to correct a translation generated by machine translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Shang-Che Cheng, Alexander Pressman, Hong Zhang, Pei Chiang Ma, Shuan Zhang, Jochen Hummel
  • Patent number: 10140320
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for generating analytical data from actions performed on one or more publishing servers. Methods may include capturing one or more audit trails by determining actions performed on the one or more publishing servers via one or more client devices, the one or more publishing servers adapted to publish informational content; generating analytical data from the one or more audit trails; and storing the generated analytical data in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Trese, Frank Closset
  • Patent number: 9984054
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for controlling the review of documents. Methods may include receiving a request to review a document, responsive to the request, retrieving the document, the document including source content in an extensible markup language format, the document having a read-only access file permission, converting the document to read-write access file permission such that the source content is modifiable, receiving a modification of the source content of the document, incorporating the modification of the source content into the document to create a modified document, and automatically providing the modified document in a displayable format via the web-based interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Trese, Frank Closset, Laurens van den Oever
  • Patent number: 9954794
    Abstract: A globalization management system for managing resources of multiple interrelated data sources corresponding to a plurality of sites through a communications network is provided. The system includes a plurality of target application interfaces respectively coupled to the interrelated data sources through the network. Each interface includes systems for converting a protocol of the respective data source to a predetermined protocol, and the predetermined protocol to the protocol of the respective data source. The system further includes a global management engine coupled to the plurality of target application interfaces. The engine includes a site-to-site relationship manager, a system for reading current content data from the interrelated data sources, a system for comparing the current content data with prior content data, and a project manager for transferring the data identified as a content change to at least one subscriber site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Shang-Che Cheng, Alexander Pressman
  • Patent number: 9916306
    Abstract: Systems and method for statistical linguistic analysis. According to some embodiments, methods may include evaluating a source text using one or more types of statistical linguistic analysis to determine a translatability of the source text and providing the translatability of the source text to a client node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SDL INC.
    Inventors: Laurens van den Oever, Jason Matthew Dent
  • Patent number: 9781050
    Abstract: A globalization management system for managing resources of multiple interrelated data sources corresponding to a plurality of sites through a communications network is provided. The system includes a plurality of target application interfaces respectively coupled to the interrelated data sources through the network. Each interface includes systems for converting a protocol of the respective data source to a predetermined protocol, and the predetermined protocol to the protocol of the respective data source. The system further includes a global management engine coupled to the plurality of target application interfaces. The engine includes a site-to-site relationship manager, a system for reading current content data from the interrelated data sources, a system for comparing the current content data with prior content data, and a project manager for transferring the data identified as a content change to at least one subscriber site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Shang-Che Cheng, Alexander Pressman
  • Patent number: 9600472
    Abstract: A system and method for translating data from a source language to a target language is provided wherein machine generated target translation of a source sentence is compared to a database of human generated target sentences. If a matching human generated target sentence is found, the human generated target sentence may be used instead of the machine generated sentence, since the human generated target sentence is more likely to be a well-formed sentence than the machine generated sentence. The system and method does not rely on a translation memory containing pairs of sentences in both source and target languages, and minimizes the reliance on a human translator to correct a translation generated by machine translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Pei Chiang Ma, Jochen Hummel
  • Patent number: 9596188
    Abstract: A globalization management system for managing resources of multiple interrelated data sources corresponding to a plurality of sites accessed through a communications network is provided. The system includes a plurality of target application interfaces respectively coupled to the interrelated data sources through the network. Each interface includes systems for converting a protocol of the respective data source to a predetermined protocol, and the predetermined protocol to the protocol of the respective data source. The system further includes a global management engine coupled to the plurality of target application interfaces. The engine includes a site-to-site relationship manager, a system for reading current content data from the interrelated data sources, a system for comparing the current content data with prior content data, and a project manager for transferring the data identified as a content change to at least one of the interrelated data sources that has been identified as a subscriber site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Shang-Che Cheng, Alexander Pressman
  • Patent number: 9471563
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for translating informational content via a publishing server are provided herein. Methods may include receiving a request for informational content from a visitor device, the request including a language preference, responsive to the request, locating informational content stored in a database based upon analytical data corresponding to the visitor device, translating at least a portion of the informational content utilizing the language preference of the request if a language of the informational content does not correspond to the language preference of the request, and storing the translated at least a portion of the informational content in the database associated with the publishing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Trese
  • Patent number: 9342506
    Abstract: Methods, systems and program product are disclosed for determining matching level of a text lookup segment with a plurality of source texts in a translation memory in terms of context. The invention determines exact matches for the lookup segment in the plurality of source texts, and determines, in the case that at least one exact match is determined, that a respective exact match is an in-context exact match for the lookup segment in the case that a context of the lookup segment matches that of the respective exact match. Degree of context matching required can be predetermined, and results prioritized. The invention also includes methods, systems and program products for storing a translation pair of source text and target text in a translation memory including context, and the translation memory so formed. The invention ensures that content is translated the same as previously translated content and reduces translator intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Russell G. Ross, Kevin Gillespie
  • Publication number: 20020097483
    Abstract: Optical pumping arrangements are provided for the broadband or multiple wavelength pumping of optical sources. Sources may be based on Raman gain media for amplification. Broadband amplification is provided by using a laser source operating in coherence collapse. Such a source may make use of an optical generator and an output coupler which are sufficiently far apart from one another as to ensure coherence collapse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Applicant: SDL, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Vail, Mehrdad Ziari
  • Patent number: 6411323
    Abstract: Power scaling by multiplexing multiple fiber gain sources with different wave-lengths is useful in printing applications requiring higher optical powers to perform the printing function, such as through thermal inducement in thermal ablation, thermal fusion, thermal diffusion or thermal transfer. A marking system is disclosed using a plurality of laser sources operating at different wavelengths with their respective outputs coupled into a respective single mode fiber. At least one WDM combiner is coupled to receive and combine the laser source outputs into a single output. The combined power single output provides sufficient power intensity to induce thermal marking on a marking medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: SDL, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Waarts, David F. Welch
  • Patent number: 6407855
    Abstract: Optical pumping arrangements are provided for the broadband or multiple wavelength pumping of optical sources. Sources may be based on Raman gain media and may use multiple output couplers to couple out different wavelength ranges. Cascaded Raman resonator (CRR) configurations may also be used. Overlapping resonators at different wavelengths may be configured to share gain media, and may have separate portions in separate optical paths. Attenuation filters may also be used that are matched to the gain profile of a gain medium, to flatten the gain spectrum and allow equalization of gain to different output wavelengths. In one embodiment, polarization maintaining fiber is used to develop resonant conditions at different wavelengths in different polarization states. Wideband output gratings may be substituted for narrowband gratings to provide CRR configurations with a broader output band. Broadband amplification may also be provided by using a laser source operating in coherence collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: SDL, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart MacCormack, David M. Giltner, Vincent G. Dominic, Donald R. Scifres, Bardia Pezeshki, Edward C. Vail, Mehrdad Ziari, Robert G. Waarts
  • Patent number: 6404542
    Abstract: A pump source for rare earth and Raman amplifiers or for distributed amplification uses two or more light sources to generate two source beams that are combined by a beam combiner to form the output pump beam. In accordance with one embodiment, the light sources are a diode laser array having be two or more monolithic laser stripes providing dual output beams having substantially the same polarization, such as the TE mode. One of the polarized due outputs is rotated 90° and both beams are applied to a birefringent crystal that combines the beams for insertion into an optical fiber or into a rare earth doped fiber or into a fiber capable of Raman amplification via SRS. The power output of each polarization in the combined beam can be measured and used to drive a feedback circuit that controls the current provided to each diode in order to maintain the power in the two polarization components of the output beam equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: SDL, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehrdad Ziari, David F. Welch, Vincent G. Dominic, Bardia Pezeshki, Robert J. Lang
  • Patent number: 6388806
    Abstract: A multistage optical fiber amplifier (OFA) system is designed to be upgraded with the addition of pump power when signal capacity of an optical communication link is correspondingly increased. The system includes a gain flattening filter (GFF) that remains valid when the system is upgraded because of the system design. Also disclosed are ways to enhance the GFF as well as control the channel signal gain tilt as well as adjust the external gain uniformity to be the same for an assembly line of OFA systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: SDL, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul N. Freeman, Stephen G. Grubb, Daniel A. Ratoff, David G. Mehuys
  • Patent number: 6367335
    Abstract: A strain sensor is disclosed for example for use in a Bragg fiber grating, in which piezoelectric actuators are arranged to compress or extend the fiber, and a capacitance micrometer for measuring the strain on the fiber in a servo loop with the actuators to provide a tunable grating in which the selected wavelength is a unique and linear function of the control command parameter. The micrometer electrodes can be placed on opposing faces of ferrules on the fiber, or capacitance between a coating directly on the fiber and a reference electrode can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2002
    Assignee: SDL, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Rudolph Hicks, Newrick Kenneth Reay, Paul David Atherton