Best of Both Worlds: Lingotek Launches “Crowdsourcing” Translation Platform Enabling Human and Machine Translation

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Best of Both Worlds: Lingotek Launches “Crowdsourcing” Translation Platform Enabling Human and Machine Translation

Web-based Collaborative Translation Platform Enables Organizations to Work with Their “Communities” to Lower Translation Costs, Ensure More Accurate Localization

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At Localization World today, Lingotek introduced software-as-a-service (SaaS) collaborative translation technology that enables organizations to cost-effectively centralize and streamline the translation of a significantly higher volume of content across hundreds of languages. This Web-based “crowdsourcing” platform, shown in booth 104, combines into one application the workflow and computer-aided translation capabilities found in recently introduced translation tools. As a result, a community of humans can translate text of any kind, rank the translation for accuracy and provide final edits, all via a browser from anywhere in the world. Lingotek’s machine translation captures translated text and then suggests the translated text when the words or phrases appear again, reducing the overall time and effort required for translation.

“Until now, the per-word cost for translating and localizing product and marketing documents – including websites - has been prohibitive for many businesses wanting to build an international presence, and even many Fortune 500 companies limit translation to only the most critical documents”
Organizations already benefiting from Lingotek’s collaborative translation platform include the U.S. Library of Congress’ World Digital Library project and the $1.25 billion direct selling company Nu Skin (also announced today). The company also has a strategic investment, work development, and licensing program with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community.

“Until now, the per-word cost for translating and localizing product and marketing documents – including websites - has been prohibitive for many businesses wanting to build an international presence, and even many Fortune 500 companies limit translation to only the most critical documents,” said Robert Vandenberg, CEO, Lingotek. “This leaves highly beneficial documents unreadable by customers. With Lingotek, these companies can ‘crowdsource’ the translation using either their paid or unpaid communities - and centralize the management of the projects, significantly lowering costs and enabling many more documents to be translated – and translated accurately.”

True Collaboration Facilitates Accurate Translation

With Lingotek’s Web-based interface and project management platform, organizations can upload new projects, assign translators (paid or unpaid), check the status of current projects in real time and download completed documents, all from any computer with Web access. As a result, they can ensure translation projects are done in time to release products or services around the world simultaneously, with all content accurately translated with sensitivity to every colloquial nuance of the native language and country.

The SaaS platform, which requires no client install, enables true collaboration, allowing translators to work together on the same documents at the same time. No need to email files back and forth and wait for a reply, as a group a translators or reviewers can get the job done together. The platform also

  • Prevents translators from duplicating work by locking sentences in progress.
  • Helps ensure consistency by showing relevant similarities to the current sentence in translation with past translations by others in your team.
  • Allows the group to police itself to provide the highest accuracy by allowing voting and corrections by others in the team in the review interface.
  • Enables a professional reviewer to be assigned to make the content “publication ready.”

More information on the platform can be found here.

About Lingotek

Lingotek, based in Draper, Utah, is transforming the way businesses reach international audiences by harnessing the power of communities to produce localized content faster and more cost effectively than possible with manual - or even traditional machine - translation. Lingotek's collaborative translation platform brings machine translation, translation memories and terminology management together with the ability for professional translators or any interested party to work together to translate products, services and collateral into each market's language. Clients include government intelligence agencies, NuSkin and the U.S. Library of Congress. For more information, visit



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Lingotek | The Translation Network is a cloud-based translation services provider, offering translation management software and professional linguistic services. We are the leader in collaborative translation technology with an innovative cloud translation management system (TMS) that uses computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools to facilitate faster, more efficient, language translation. Lingotek was the first to introduce cloud-based TMS technology to the United States in 2006 with the launch of a fully online, web-based, computer-assisted translation (CAT) system that pioneered the integration of translation memories (TM) with main-frame powered machine translation (MT). Our multilingual application program interfaces (API) and connectors pair with the industry’s top enterprise applications to automate and integrate the translation process. They include:

  • Content Management Systems (CMS) 
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM)
  • Marketing Automation
  • eCommerce Platforms
  • Knowledge Bases 
  • Product and Support Documentation 
  • Social Business Software
  • Desktop Files
  • Software Localization

Customers can use their own language services providers (LSP) and linguists, or our global network of 5,000+ professional linguists. Lingotek is based in Lehi, Utah in the area known as Silicon Slopes. 

Our History

Lingotek was founded in 2006 and is funded by Signal Peak Ventures and In-Q-Tel

Signal Peak Ventures is a Salt Lake-based venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage technology investments in the Intermountain region. The firm was established as Signal Peak in 2011 after the spin out of Canopy Ventures venture capital team and the acquisition of portfolio investments in ten other companies. The Signal Peak team has extensive experience in sourcing, executing, managing, and divesting venture capital stakes across the Intermountain region. 

In-Q-Tel is a strategic, not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent organization, In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community's critical technology needs, In-Q-Tel engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community. 

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Lingotek  works with some of the largest, most innovative companies in the world, in a wide variety of industries and services including government, technology, finance, telecom, travel, and education. Our clients include departments in the U.S. Government and several large Fortune 500 companies. Here are some of the Customers that are trusting their translation processes with the Lingotek Translation Network.

We also work with a growing network of Partners--service providers, digital agencies, open sources technologies, and other strategically selected companies--to meet the unique translation requirements of our customers. 

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Comparably Best Company Leadership 2018
Comparably Best Company Managers 2018
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry - EContent 2017-2018
Comparably Best Company Leadership 2017
Comparably Best Company Culture 2017
Comparably Best Places to Work 2017
Comparable Best CEO - Rob Vandenberg 2017
Utah Business Book of Lists Top Telecom & Technology Software Developers 201
Utah Best in State Language Services 201
Silicon Review List of Inspiring 100 Companies 201
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry - EContent 201
Top 30 Drupal Contributor 201
Top Translation Services Company 2016 - PFin
Hot in Lehi Award Top Trending Companies - Owle
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry - EContent 201
Edison Award Finalist 201
CIO Microsoft 100 Solution Providers CIO Review 201
Edison Award Nominee 201
Gartner Cool Vendor of the Year 201
Oracle Gold Partner 201
Stevie Award Best New Product or Service of the Year SaaS Category 201
Most Innovative New Product Utah Valley Entrepreneur Forum 2006

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