Patents Assigned to SDL, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11003838
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a risk-reduced word price for editing. The editing can be of a document, for example, that has been translated by a human or a machine. A system and method may include providing to one or more preferred editors a first portion of editing jobs from a batch job. In some aspects, the system and method may include receiving an editing time of the one or more preferred editors editing the first portion of editing jobs. In further aspects, the system and method can include calculating a word price for editing a remaining portion of editing jobs of the batch job based on the editing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventor: Gert Van Assche
  • Patent number: 10984429
    Abstract: A prediction of the cost associated with translating textual content in a source language can be determined. A first quantity estimation of first textual content may be determined. The first textual content is to be translated via human translation. A second quantity estimation of second textual content may also be determined. The second textual content is to be translated via machine translation. An indication of a target language is obtained, wherein the source language and the target language form a language pair. The prediction of the cost associated with translating the first textual content and the second textual content from the source language to the target language is then determined. The prediction is based at least in part on the first quantity estimation, the second quantity estimation, and the language pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Radu Soricut, Narayanaswamy Viswanathan, Daniel Marcu
  • Patent number: 10817676
    Abstract: A source content routing system is described for distributing source content received from clients such as documents, to translators for performing translation services on the source content. The routing system extracts source content features, which may be represented as vectors. The vectors may be assembled into an input matrix, which may be processed using an artificial neural network, classifier, perceptron, CRF model, and/or the like, to select a translator such as a machine translation system and/or human. The translator provides translation services translation from a source language to a target language, post translation editing, proof reading, quality analysis of a machine, quality analysis of human translation, and/or the like and returns the product to the content routing system or clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Mihai Vlad, Abdessamad Echihabi
  • Patent number: 10635863
    Abstract: Fragment recall and adaptive automated translation are disclosed herein. An example method includes determining that an exact or fuzzy match for a portion of a source input cannot be found in a translation memory, performing fragment recall by matching subsegments in the portion against one or more whole translation units stored in the translation memory, and matching subsegments in the portion against corresponding one or more subsegments inside the one or more matching whole translation units, and returning any of the one or more matching whole translation units and the one or more matching subsegments as a fuzzy match, as well as the translations of those subsegments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Erik de Vrieze, Keith Mills
  • Patent number: 10599757
    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: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Trese, Frank Closset, Laurens van den Oever
  • Patent number: 10417646
    Abstract: A prediction of the cost associated with translating textual content in a source language can be determined. A first quantity estimation of first textual content may be determined. The first textual content is to be translated via human translation. A second quantity estimation of second textual content may also be determined. The second textual content is to be translated via machine translation. An indication of a target language is obtained, wherein the source language and the target language form a language pair. The prediction of the cost associated with translating the first textual content and the second textual content from the source language to the target language is then determined. The prediction is based at least in part on the first quantity estimation, the second quantity estimation, and the language pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Radu Soricut, Narayanaswamy Viswanathan, Daniel Marcu
  • Patent number: 10402498
    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: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SDL Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Marcu, Markus Dreyer
  • 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