The Speech Technology Magazine contains an article about AppTek’s hybrid machine translation software. Here’s a brief excerpt:
According to Hassan Sawaf, chief scientist at AppTek, the company’s hybrid model is unlike any other system on the market today—a fact that has lead some universities to attempt to copy the hybrid model.
“Even if companies attempt to hybridize they only do hybridization insofar as that they basically combine translation memory with machine translation,” he says. “Hybridization like we do and a tight integration of rule-based features and statistical-based features are unique.”
AppTek’s HMT solution provides a full integration of both methodologies instead of simply adding rules to the statistical system or a minor statistical module to the rule-based engine.
SpeechTechMag.com: AppTek Launches Hybrid Machine Translation Software