By Mr. Dennis King, Manager, Language Technologies, Tools and CTI Voice Systems, IBM Corporation
***PRE-PUB TECH DEMO & PUB TALK: THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2001
"STATE OF MACHINE TRANSLATION & IBM'S WEBSPHERE TRANSLATION SERVER"
The Internet is a global medium, but will not create global communities until we break the language barrier. As the infrastructure for
Internet access in Europe, Asia, and Latin America continues to grow, the number of non-English speaking Internet users will
overcome the number of English speaking Internet users in short time. Yet, by some accounts, greater then 70 percent of the web
sites on the Internet do not address more then one language. This is primarily because of the cost and availability of professional
translation. At this Pub Talk, Dennis King, will address the use of Machine Translation, specifically, the IBM WebSphere
Translation Server, to address these global needs. This will be a realistic presentation about what MT can and cannot do, and
where it should be used, and where it should not be used.
A pre-Pub Tech Demo at 4 p.m. will allow those interested to get a hands-on demonstration and learn more about IBM's
WebSphere translation server.
ABOUT DENNIS KING
Dennis King is a member of the senior management team for IBM Voice Systems and has responsibility for products in the areas of
language technologies, tools, and CTI. In his 20 year software engineering career with IBM, his background has been in product
development in the areas of operating systems, large scale transaction processing, application development tools, Internet
middleware and tools, voice, CTI and Machine Translation. Mr. King has a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the
State University of NY at Albany and an MS in Computer Science from Polytechnic Institute of NY in Brooklyn.
ABOUT IBM CORPORATION
At IBM, we strive to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies,
including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. And our worldwide network of
IBM solutions and services professionals translates these advanced technologies into business value for our customers. For further
information please refer to http://www.ibm.com.
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