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TransPerfect Strengthens AI Capabilities with Acquisition of Language Technology Company Tauyou

Tauyou Founder to Lead TransPerfect's Development of Neural Machine Translation (NMT) Solutions

NEW YORK & BARCELONA, August 31, 2018 – TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Barcelona-based language technology company Tauyou. Tauyou Founder Diego Bartolome will join TransPerfect's senior technology leadership team as Director of Artificial Intelligence. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bartolome, a former board member of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), combines a passion for languages with deep technical knowledge in AI and has dedicated his career to expanding the usage of machine translation within the translation industry as well as the application of AI and machine learning to speech and image solutions. Bartolome has most recently worked in an extended collaboration with TransPerfect, where his leadership and technical acumen has played a significant role in directing the company’s research and development of AI solutions and applications of this rapidly advancing technology. This includes, among other solutions, TransPerfect’s secure AI portal for text and documents, industry-specialized MT applications, natural language generation, and predictive typing for translation and content creation. 

“TransPerfect has consistently shown a commitment to investing in the development of industry-leading technology to support our clients' businesses as they seek to enter new markets as quickly and as effectively as possible,” said Bartolome. “I believe that TransPerfect is the best platform to ensure that Tauyou technology can benefit the industry and our clients, and it is the best place for me and my team to apply our skills to solve business problems through innovative applications of this ground-breaking technology.”

TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe remarked, “Through our collaboration with Diego and the Tauyou team, we’ve witnessed firsthand the power and effectiveness of their technology. We're very fortunate to be merging Tauyou into TransPerfect's technology stack. The future holds great potential for Diego, the Tauyou team, and for our clients looking to drive efficiencies using AI-based tools and solutions.”

About Tauyou
Tauyou is one of the leading companies in artificial intelligence for translation, with a service offering including rule-based, statistical, and neural MT engines. Thanks to a skilled and experienced technical team, its machine translation solutions help companies reduce costs and delivery times, as well as enter new markets with efficient solutions.

About TransPerfect
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language services and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 4,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.

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