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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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A Cordial Welcome aboard, Maximilian Blunck!

We look forward big time to working with Max Blunck, who will be starting in October to reinforce our team of computational linguists here at LangTec. Max holds a degree in computational linguistics and specialises in neural machine translation and machine learning. His academic work addressed curriculum learning, a form of machine learning in which the order of presenting training data to the learning algorithm has a notable effect on the system’s convergence and the performance level it ultimately achieves.
Great to have you with us, Max!

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Enrolled for an Exciting New Project

Just in time for the second half of the business year we received the mandate for a new, super-exciting data engineering project. Scheduled to run well into the first quarter of 2020, we will provide hands-on support to our client’s data science team. With an annual revenue of well over 1 bn Euros, our client ranks among the leading producers of adhesive materials worldwide. We are very much looking forward to this collaboration with one of Germany’s most renowned brands!

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Yippee! ZIM Funding for our ADAPI Project

All’s well that ends well! After a lengthy and certainly somewhat intense application period we received notice today that funding for our first ZIM grant application in the context of our ZIM Netzwork Morpheus has finally been approved. Funding has been granted for our ADAPI project aiming to collect and analyse spoken dialogue between doctor and patient in ophthalmological examinations. Over a period of two years LangTec will implement the semantic analysis of textualised dialogue segments as well as the integration of relevant clinical details into the hospital information system. We greatly look forward to collaboratig with our project partners Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT), Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology  (IDMT) and the Klaus Heimann Eye Research Institute (KHERI) of the Sulzbach Eye Hospital.

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Course Set for Party

Stubbornly resisting all discouragement from weather forecasts emitted by a pessimistic array of weather apps the unwavering LangTec team set out shortly after midday for this year’s summer team event. Roaming Hamburg’s water ways a bunch of intrepid seafarers meandered under speckled skies intermingled with sunny spells just to find a bunch of squeamish clouds unload their content in the very second the bold crew had stepped ashore again. The hungry bunch of travellers was exquisitely fed with plenties of meat, fish and vegetable until no wishes were left unfulfilled. And what a journey it was!

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New Development Project on Track

We are delighted to report the commission of a new development project for one of Europe’s leading service providers in Transport and Logistics. LangTec’s contribution to the overall project will be in the context of semantic search infrastructure. Scheduled until the end of this year, we will be providing full-stack development services for our client’s existing search solution.

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ZIM Workshop for the Second Round of the Morpheus Network

On 21 and 22 March, another workshop was held for the Morpheus Network, this time in Saarbrücken. Morpheus has just been extended to go into a second round with its 24 partners from industry and research. Its objective is to process and utilise medical data using methods from artificial intelligence. This shall optimise therapies for patients, generate new products and help predict diseases better.

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