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Games Localization Round Table

P5: How to Implement Open Source MT Solutions



This half-day workshop will equip you with the know-how to make informed decisions about how to implement open source MT solutions, with a focus on the Moses system. It covers the full cycle from data preparation to retuning your engine to integration with your localization workflow.

If you are an IT manager or budget holder considering / in the early stages of using MT in your mainstream translation business, this workshop is a must for you. All participants receive a comprehensive set of notes and a complimentary copy of the TAUS Report "How to implement open source translation solutions".


  • The History of Machine Translation
  • A Short Introduction to Statistical Machine Translation
  • Overview of Open Source Machine Translation
  • Data Sources and Data Cleaning - Making the Most of your Translation Memories
  • The Moses Statistical Machine Translation System and Associated Components
  • Training, Tuning and Translating with Moses
  • Integrating Moses into a Localization Workflow
  • Getting Support and Supporting the Community


Any IT manager or budget holder who is considering or is in the early stages of open source MT implementation.


Intermediate (participants should be familiar with localization processes and TM systems)

Following the workshop participants will:

  • Have an overview of available open source tools for MT
  • Understand the capabilities and benefits of the Moses open-source MT system
  • Understand the options to obtain and deploy Moses
  • Understand how a Moses MT system can be trained and optimized using available training data
  • Understand how a trained Moses MT system can be integrated into an existing localization workflow and estimate the effort required
  • Be able to compare Moses to other available MT systems
  • Understand how to get support for Moses and how to contribute to the OSS project


Achim Ruopp specializes in translation automation, internationalization and multi-lingual natural language processing.

He has over a decade of experience in the localization industry, working for 8 years at Microsoft enabling developer tools for international markets. In 2007 he started his own consulting practice where he advises customers on adopting machine translation technologies and language processing in the computer. Achim is a frequent presenter at internationalization and machine translation conferences.

Achim holds an MA in computational linguistics from the University of Washington and a degree in computer science from the Technical University Munich.

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