Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lingotek and FamilySearch language translation service

(NSGS Newsletter Editor: Below are excerpts from a press release that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. The article contains information about a FamilySearch and Lingotek language translation service. Links are provided to allow access to the complete article.)

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at (Accessed 17 August 2011)

August 16, 2011
Lingotek Enables FamilySearch Members to Translate Historical Family Documents
The following announcement was written by Lingotek:
Users of the World's Largest Genealogy Organization Can Now Translate Records Such as Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates Into Their Native Languages

DRAPER, UT - Lingotek, the leader in collaborative translation solutions, has announced an exclusive, long-term relationship with FamilySearch. With this agreement, Lingotek will help FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, translate historical documents so that users can find family members using their native languages. FamilySearch members can now leverage a community of more than 2,000 users to help translate documents through the Lingotek application, which will be embedded directly into the FamilySearch website.

Lingotek's application, available for free to FamilySearch members, will offer instant access to fast, reliable and cost-effective translation of historical documents. Lingotek's crowdsourcing software service, which incorporates natural language and machine translation, is a perfect fit for the large scale community approach of FamilySearch. With Lingotek, users can tap into the FamilySearch volunteer base to translate documents in real-time into their native language.

For more information please visit Lingotek ( ) on Twitter and Facebook. For logos, executive pictures, screenshots, presentations, demos, and other media, visit Lingotek's media kit.

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