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Hamburg Family Seal: LangTec Recognised as Family-Friendly Employer

As confirmed in a detailed examination LangTec meets all formal requirements and now has been awarded the Hamburg Family Seal. The Hamburg Alliance for Families has been awarding the Family Seal since 2007, following an initiative of the Hamburg Senate, Hamburg’s Chamber of Commerce and Hamburg’s Chamber of Crafts. The Hamburg Family Seal recognises small and medium enterprises that actively support their staff in aligning career opportunities with the demands of daily family life.
We are delighted that LangTec’s longstanding efforts in this field are being appreciated and now have been formally recognised.

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LangTec Official Sponsor of the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (dgfs2020)

The 42nd Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) will take place from 04 to 06 March 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. The convention is hosted by the managing director of Hamburg University’s Institute of German Studies Prof. Heike Zinsmeister, PhD. We feel honoured to support this event as an official sponsor. The conference’s focus topic this year is Linguistic Diversity: Theories, Methods, Resources.

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LangTec Member of the Hamburg Software Alliance

With LangTec meeting all formal requirements (1. Owner-managed, 2. Company located in Hamburg, 3. More than 10 employees) we now are an official member of the Hamburg Software Alliance (SAH). The SAH represents Hamburg’s small and medium-sized businesses in IT systems development. The SAH unites individual strengths with the full service portfolio of the more than 70 alliance partners into a uniquely positioned alliance.

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Ho, ho, ho!!!

Yet another legendary LangTec Christmas Party. 10 ice stocks, countless mulled wines and much sportive competitiveness were on site. Subsequently, chèf extraordinaire Arthur Richelmann treated us to an amazing French dinner with equally fabulous French red wine in his wonderful little restaurant Williamine.
Season’s greeting, everyone!

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Quarterly meeting of the ZIM-Morpheus ADAPI project in Hamburg

On 03 December our project partners from all over Germany came to Hamburg for our quarterly meeting of the ZIM-Morpheus ADAPI project. Apart from LangTec, participating parties were the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT), the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT), as well as the Sulzbach Eye Hospital. With a splendid view onto Elbe river and lots of gingerbread and coffee we had extremely productive project disussions. A marvelous lunch was had at the Au Quai restaurant located right on the Elbe river banks.

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Project Continuation Well on Track

Absolutely delighted about this huge expression of trust by our client, one of Europe’s leading providers in public transport and logistics. The one-year extension of our mandate in infrastructure development for document-based enterprise search was received today. Thank you so much. We are totally looking forward to continuing this exciting collaboration!

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Taking Responsibility beyond AI and Clean Code

Another year in which LangTec has supported multiple important organisations in their fight against poverty, starvation, environmental destruction and political grievances. This year, our contiual support went to:

A huge Thank You! to these wonderful organisations for the amazing and important work they do!

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How good is the machine translation gonna get? As the TCA!

With the advent of neural machine translation, translation quality has made a quantum leap in recent years. In fact, translation quality has improved so much that it is now viable for businesses to incorporate machine translation as a major step in their translation pipelines. The big unknown that remains, however, is just how much postprocessing will remain to bring the machine-translation output to the desired quality level prior to delivery.
Enter TCA, LangTec’s machine-learning-based prediction model to address this challenge. Our model analyses the input text and makes reliable predictions on the estimated postprocessing effort to expect. Click here to check out our TCA live demo.

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LangTec Hygge Style

Even if some of our team really have never been to Denmark yet (yes, that’s really true, Maren 🙂 ), we could almost claim that somehow we now all have been there. Our recent team dinner at Hygge was a wonderful treat, indeterminately placed somewhere between the tender delicacies of Denmark and the overwhelmingly colourful wines of South Africa. At the end of the night, everyone had experienced the true meaning of Danish hygge for themselves. And what a night this was!

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Browser Plugin Risikoradar Successfully Handed over

After more than one year of intense development we have now successfully handed over the browser plugin Risikoradar (risk radar) to our client, the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. The plugin permits to find and assess risk statements in webpages. The accompanying visualisations further support the user in their interpretation of the risk statements. The application itself is available for download as a Firefox Plugin and as a Chrome Plugin.

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