SOURCE: SDL Government

SDL Government

January 28, 2014 08:00 ET

SDL Government Opens New Office to Provide Big Language™ Solutions

Facility Houses R&D and Infrastructure to Support Computer Assisted Translation of Sensitive Data for Government Agencies

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - SDL Government today announced the opening of their new facility, dedicated to providing government agencies with secure on-premise Big Language™ solutions to translate massive amounts of Big Data quickly, accurately and cost effectively.

The volume, velocity and variety of Big Data, multiplied by the number of languages it spans, have transformed government Big Data challenges into government Big Language™ challenges. As a result, the amount of data that must be translated in near-real time has grown exponentially, making it difficult to translate even a fraction of the content without computer assisted translation tools.

Located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, the new SDL Government office at Dulles Corner in Herndon, Virginia, will bring SDL Government's language technology product and service solutions closer to government agencies. A cadre of cleared language scientists, technologists, software developers, technicians and program managers who specialize in delivering innovative solutions for government Big Language™ challenges, staffs the office.

The SDL Government core offerings include:

  • COTS Machine Translation, Management and Productivity Software
  • Custom Product Development/R&D
  • Rapid Development of Custom Language Domains/New Language Pairs

SDL Government's new CEO and Chairman of the Board, Melchior Baltazar, is leading the innovation charge at the company's new office. A strategic thinking, hands-on business leader with a distinctive background of government, professional and military experiences, Baltazar brings a track record of success to SDL Government. In the National Security sector, he provides the access and knowledge to navigate an otherwise closed and misunderstood market. His deep domain knowledge of the DoD and National Security markets, the government procurement process, and extensive relationships with key industry decision makers, will help the company drive new use cases for their established products and services. Mr. Baltazar is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, Staff Judge Advocate General (JAG), corporate attorney, entrepreneur, and senior business executive. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is the author of several industry articles. He received his B.A., M.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia.

"SDL Government's move to Dulles Corner enables us to rapidly support our US Government constituencies with technical expertise from cleared US citizens, when facing the challenges of Big Language translation," said Baltazar. "Our Government Language Platform (GLP) and related services will help intelligence operatives, special operations personnel and law enforcement professionals analyze more language data faster and more securely than ever before. We deploy our solutions on-premise, behind the agency's firewall, making our solution the most secure on the market."

The SDL Government Language Platform (GLP) is an integrated set of mature, secure, scalable and cost-effective software language technologies, which include translator productivity tools, workflow management, and statistical machine translation. The GLP enables customers to reduce existing translation spend by up to 40%, decrease production times by as much as 50%, and significantly accelerate translation time for mission critical tasks. The GLP consists of the following components:

  • Language Weaver Enterprise Translation Server-Government (ETS-G)-scalable, secure on-premise statistical machine translation enterprise technology
  • World Server-Government (WS-G) - linguistic management solution that consists of translation memory, terminology management, content integration and workflow modules
  • Trados Studio-Government (TS-G) - translation desktop productivity suite for translating, editing, reviewing and managing translation projects off-line

Beyond their technology and solutions, the SDL Government Dulles Corner office will provide agencies with highly qualified cleared staff to perform best-of-breed Research & Development, Consulting and Deployment services. These include:

  • Research & Development. R&D services to provide innovative technology solutions to the most challenging problems in language translation. Proven record of transitioning research into production. Customers include leading government R&D and national labs in the DoD and Intelligence communities.
  • Consulting. Consulting services to assist agencies in assessing their current language translation needs and capabilities and to recommend productivity and workflow efficiencies based on industry best practices.
  • Deployment. Implementation and operational support services to assist an enterprise in the most effective and efficient deployment of their acquired language technologies.

"Our vision is to become the preeminent language technology and services company that provides transformational solutions for the government market," said Baltazar. "Stay tuned as we produce disruptive innovations and applications, available as stand-alone products, desktop widgets or integrated third party applications."

Already an innovator and preeminent supplier of language translation solutions, SDL Government was the first to introduce statistical machine translation to the market in 2003, and now provides 40+ languages that cover 92% of the world's population.

"Combining proven and market leading language technology with cleared local services and support will prove invaluable to government agencies," said Baltazar. "Government agencies of all kinds can look to SDL Government to eliminate language as a barrier to communication."

To learn more about the products, solutions and services of SDL Government, contact the company today at

About SDL Government
Based in Herndon, VA, SDL Government (SDLGov) is a technology and services company that provides language translation and strategic communications solutions that are deployed by government organizations worldwide. Our flagship offering, the Government Language Platform (GLP), provides a comprehensive language translation solution that combines translation memory, terminology, workflow, productivity and statistical machine translation technologies. SDLGov software solutions are designed to stand-alone, or to easily integrate with existing applications through SOAP and REST APIs, allowing organizations to add multilingual capabilities to the processes and operations they already have in place. SDLGov language solutions are easily adaptable for specific domains and custom applications, providing a universal architecture that can rapidly deliver linguistic technology tailored to a specific deployment scenario. For more information, visit

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