European Patent Office

Iconic delivers integrated Machine Translation solution for the European Patent Office

PROJECT FACTS

Languages: English, Portuguese

Content: End- user search results

Technologies: Custom machine translation, IPTranslator

Integration: Iconic MT API

OVERVIEW

The European Patent Office (EPO) is responsible for granting European patents. The EPO’s collection of over 95 million patent documents from all over the world is available to the public via their free Espacenet service, available online.

Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s (EPOP) search database, offers free access to more that 80 million patent documents worldwide across multiple languages.  The EPO had an urgent need for English-Portuguese Machine Translation to be deployed as a secure cloud service and deliver almost instant translations of end-user search results through the Espacenet interface.

 

THE CHALLENGE

The EPO had an urgent need for English-Portguese Machine Translation to be deployed as a secure cloud service and deliver almost instant translations of end-user search results through the Espacenet interface. They chose Iconic Translation Machines. The EPO required English-Portuguese Machine Translation which could be deployed securely as a cloud service for instant translations.

 

HOW ICONIC HELPED

Over a six month period, Iconic worked with the team at the EPO to build and evaluate an English-Portuguese MT system which became the very first language of our IPTranslator solution used. The Iconic team created the system from scratch and delivered it through a beta version of what would later become the Iconic API. Iconic processed vast amounts of global requests from users of the EPO service while translating over 16 million words between both English and Portuguese.

RESULTS

Seamless integration

Thousands of global requests from user of the EPO service and over 16 million words translated

Secure, fast MT solution

Over a six month period, Iconic Translation Machines processed thousands of global requests from users of the EPO service and translated more than 16 million words between both English and Portuguese.

ABOUT THE CLIENT

The European Patent Office (EPO) is responsible for granting European patents. The EPO carries out searches and substantive examinations on a steadily rising number of European patent applications and international applications filed under the Patent Corporation Treaty. The Office is also responsible for examining oppositions filed against grated European patents. The EPO’s collection of over 95 million patent documents from all over the world is available to the public via the free Espacenet service on the internet. www.epo.org

 

ABOUT ICONIC

Iconic Translation Machines is a leading machine translation software and solutions provider who specialise in custom solutions tailored with subject matter expertise for specific industry sectors including legal, life sciences and financial services.

Contact us  to get in touch today for more information on how Iconic machine translation solutions can benefit your business. We look forward to hearing from you.