Jaap van der Meer
Jaap van der Meer

Jaap van der Meer founded TAUS in 2004. He is a language industry pioneer and visionary, who started his first translation company, INK, in The Netherlands in 1980. Jaap is a regular speaker at conferences and author of many articles about technologies, translation and globalization trends.

The evolution of the language industry over the past two decades includes a transition from rule-based Machine Translation to the integration of AI. Learn more about how two industries converge at the TAUS conferences in Rome and Albuquerque this year.
Understanding our new leap in Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the industry.
A look into how TAUS approaches the automatization of Translation Quality Review with the DeMT™️ Estimate API.
How is ChatGPT being used by the translation industry and is it really fit for the purposes of machine translation or language data for AI applications?
TAUS recently launched DeMT™. This article provides context and more information on this recipe for improved MT.
The next logical translation solution: Data Enhanced Machine Translation (DEMT)
The factors that impact the reconfiguration of the translation industry in the 2020s and emerging pricing and licensing models: The Owned, Public, Private, Hosted and Shared.
Looking into the future of the translation industry under seven sections where automated translation is no longer just a freebie on the internet, but entering the real economy of the translation sector, and it changes everything.
With data taking the center stage, our message for 2021 is: be wary of inequality in our ecosystem as a result of this fantastic AI revolution. Pay your translators and the data keepers who keep your data in optima forma fairly.
TAUS Launches the Data Marketplace, the first and only language data monetization and acquisition platform.
Two hundred people responded to our survey about the state of the translation industry in the summer of 2021. In this series, we will sequentially analyze each post-corona scenario: Redux, Reshuffle, Recession, Reinvention.
Two-hundred people responded to our survey about the state of the translation industry in the summer of 2021. In this series, we will sequentially analyze each post-corona scenario: Redux, Reshuffle, Recession, Reinvention.
What will be the post-corona situation for the translation industry: reshuffle, recession, redux or reinvention? You are invited as users and stakeholders in the global translation industry to vote on what you think is the most likely scenario for our industry in 2021.
Massively Multilingual (M2) represents a new conceptual space and the new TAUS Events program where language technology and data converge to support a myriad of applications in all fields of commerce, government, society and science.
TAUS has taken initiative to start a charity project where the language industry builds a medical corpora concerning the COVID-19 pandemic so that access to information is easier in many languages.
After fifteen years at TAUS, Founder and Director Jaap van der Meer suggests that 2020 will be the roaring twenties of translation and reflects back on what has happened in the last fifteen years and makes suggestions for the future.
Which factors and ratios need to be taken into account to set a World-Readiness Index as a standard way of measuring and benchmarking a company’s or organization’s success in engaging with their global audience?
In an attempt to become world-ready within the translation and localization industry, how realistic is it to think that we can just add more capacity and skills into our existing hybrid economic model to generate a bigger global business impact?
TAUS has now transitioned from a think tank to a language data network. Today we offer a comprehensive range of data services and software for our many users. Working on the launch of the TAUS Program for 2020 we have chosen Powering Language Data as our theme for the new season.
Partnership between TAUS and SYSTRAN addresses the increasing demand for customization of Machine Translation engines in a vast range of languages.