TAUS and Intento Partner for Enhanced Language Data Solutions
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The partnership between TAUS and Intento combines high-quality, domain-specific language data with advanced MT training models.

26 April 2021, Amsterdam and Berkeley - TAUS, a leader in language data services, and Intento, an expert in machine translation evaluation, enter into a strategic partnership to realize the full potential of MT technologies, creating an opportunity to train effective MT models. 

The partnership between TAUS and Intento combines high-quality, domain-specific language data services with MT evaluation and training expertise. The areas of partnership are defined to be threefold: addressing the need for language data and related services in the MT evaluation, MT training, and LQA phases. Intento will partner with TAUS to acquire test datasets for MT evaluation projects, training datasets for MT training projects, and utilizing the TAUS HLP platform and community in relevant LQA projects.

“Up to ninety percent of machine learning models do not make it into production. The key differentiator is the use of data that is fit for purpose and high-quality that make these models perform at an optimum,” says Jaap van der Meer, Director of TAUS. “By combining our expertise and capacity to generate, collect and annotate language data with Intento’s MT evaluation and training expertise, we expect to offer an accelerated transformational value in the MT space.”

“At Intento, we help global companies procure and deploy the best-fit AI services and we acknowledge that AI and ML performance depends on the quality of the training data,” explains Konstantin Savenkov, CEO of Intento. “By partnering with TAUS, we ensure that the highest quality of language data available fitting the purpose and project specifications will be used in all of our MT evaluation and training projects.”

TAUS was founded in 2005 as a think tank with a mission to automate and innovate translation. Ideas transformed into actions. TAUS became the language data network offering the largest industry-shared repository of data, deep know-how in language engineering and a network of Human Language Project workers around the globe. Our mission today is to empower global enterprises and their service and technology providers with data solutions that help them to communicate in all languages, faster, better and more efficiently.

About Intento

Intento helps global companies procure and utilize the best-fit cognitive AI services. The Intento AI Hub connects AI models trained on multiple platforms (such as Amazon, Google AutoML, or Microsoft Cognitive Services) with many enterprise software systems. Launched in 2017, Intento recently received a U.S. patent for its core platform and works with global technology, retail, and travel companies, augmenting their Localization, Content Management, Customer Support, and Marketing Operations with AI. For more information, visit inten.to.



Şölen is the Head of Digital Marketing at TAUS where she leads digital growth strategies with a focus on generating compelling results via search engine optimization, effective inbound content and social media with over seven years of experience in related fields. She holds BAs in Translation Studies and Brand Communication from Istanbul University in addition to an MA in European Studies: Identity and Integration from the University of Amsterdam. After gaining experience as a transcreator for marketing content, she worked in business development for a mobile app and content marketing before joining TAUS in 2017. She believes in keeping up with modern digital trends and the power of engaging content. She also writes regularly for the TAUS Blog/Reports and manages several social media accounts she created on topics of personal interest with over 100K followers.

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