Technology that drives efficiency.

Custom Technology

Whether it’s a complete Global Translation Platform, or a standalone tool implemented with your existing infrastructure, you can count on NLG for fully customizable and integrative technology solutions that drive efficiency.

Global Translation Platform

NLG’s Global Translation Platform (GTP) gives you the power to administer and manage your entire translation environment. You have the ability to completely customize the platform based on the modules and functions you need. Unlimited use of GTP is free of charge!

Client Portal: This web-based tool will be the hub for all your localization projects.

  • Define specifications and submit project requests quickly and easily using customized and predefined templates
  • Upload project files, translation memories, instructions, fonts, notes, and any other information you may need
  • Download NLG quotes and approve them online
  • Monitor your project’s status in real time
  • Download final project files, TMs, and other translation assets
  • Approve invoices

Review System: Schedule, manage, review, and exchange projects. We help clients reduce in-country review cycle times by as much as 75 percent!

  • View validated terminology while reviewing
  • Incorporate review changes directly into final files with documented audit trail
  • Rely on automatically updated TMs
  • Work on content simultaneously with other reviewers
  • Review a variety of structured and unstructured file formats
  • Schedule projects and reviewer assignments in advance
  • Monitor review progress in real time through our Client Portal

TM Management: This database-driven solution provides you with a central management tool for your TMs and metadata information. You can use this system to check out and edit TMs, and then commit back the updated ones.

  • Analyze multiple languages at once without having to open each TM separately
  • Accept/reject changes using an intuitive editing interface, in both source and target segments
  • Automatically lock checked-out TMs to avoid parallel editing
  • Restrict editing based on access rights
  • Keep track with a reliable built-in audit trail

Terminology Management: NLG provides 24/7 access to the creation, approval, management, and use of your specified terminology in every language. Our online system is compliant with ISO 12616, and is based on the TBX exchange standard.

  • Centralized repository for terminology – accessible to validators, project managers, and translators
  • User-assigned rights – control who can enter, edit, approve, and delete terminology
  • Export tool – download terminology lists anytime in TBX/Excel format for offline work

Query Management: NLG’s query platform allows you to quickly communicate feedback to all localization process participants.

  • Provide information and store it for future use
  • Address multiple translation queries at one time
  • Easily organize content within a hierarchical structure
  • Quickly locate information using our query feature

Reporting System: Dynamic reporting system for clients to pull and export reports on any data stored in NLG’s business management tool. The look and feel of these reports are fully customizable in order to cater to client expectations.

  • Financial data
  • Reports on projects, project status, project milestones, etc.
  • Reports on jobs, process steps, and single tasks
  • Overview based on dates, languages, content type, requestor and product lines, etc.

Quality Management: Quality management is paramount. NLG’s QA tool is highly customizable- it can work as a standalone application, or be integrated with TMs, TM Management, Terminology Management, and Review systems.

  • Compare terminology against a provided term-base
  • Tag-related checks, including missing tags, incorrectly ordered tags, different tag types or names, invalid XML structure, etc.
  • Consistency checks, including source and target, 100% matches modified, non-100% matches not modified, etc.
  • Content checks, including omissions, forbidden characters, capitalization, numbers, etc.
  • Content structure checks, including symbols, quotation marks, spaces, etc.
  • Custom QA checks for error patterns based on regular expressions

Production Automation Tools

NLG takes customized technology to the next level in order to improve your workflow, help all parties involved operate more efficiently, and therefore, reduce costs. Custom solutions created by our in-house development team include:

  • File parsers & converters
  • System integrations
  • XML validators
  • QA tools
  • Workflow automation
  • Authoring enhancements
  • Terminology extractions
  • Language processing automation
  • And more…

MT Deployment

At NLG we are actively deploying state-of-the-art Machine Translation (MT) technologies and integrating MT in the automated custom translation workflows of our clients’ particular use cases. As a preliminary step, we consult with our clients and lend our expertise by exploring MT viability and examining the efficiency of specific use cases. If applicable, we then proceed to data collection and data cleaning, filtering and normalization, and finally to building customized NMT models that are based on the most appropriate state-of-the-art NMT framework.

Our MT journey started all the way back in 2014 with the design and implementation of hybrid MT models that combined the benefits of both statistical and rule-based machine translation. The prevalent technologies used back then were Moses, KenLM, MGIZA++, among others.

More recently, since 2018, and following closely the latest advances in MT technology, NLG has been deploying Neural Machine Translation (NMT). The open-source NMT frameworks we have deployed so far in both test and production environments include OpenNMT-LuaTorch, OpenNMT-tf, Marian NMT and AutoML Translation.

Our expert team of machine translation, machine learning, localization and software engineers, together with our team of professional linguists, combine extensive technical knowledge with a scientific approach to NMT, and post-editing of NMT output. This allows us to identify robust methodologies and techniques to integrate the MT step efficiently and seamlessly in our automated translation workflows as well as provide translators with best practices, guidelines, and continuing training.

Our ongoing investment and focus on technologies such as machine translation and machine learning has elevated NLG to the next level, opened doors for further deployments, and brought added value to our primary verticals of Industrial Manufacturing and Life Sciences.

System Integration

From content creation to localization to final publishing, a streamlined and intelligently automated workflow is the key to success. NLG will support you in executing a smooth and streamlined workflow that not only works for your business, but saves you time and money as well.

At NLG, we understand your need for automation and integration. Whether it’s a DMS, a regular or web-CMS, an LMS, or an SAP system, we provide you with the best solution incorporating process automation, custom technology development, or system integration through API and web services.

We can integrate with your existing systems with various approaches:

  • Web services (RESTful, SOAP) direct integration
  • Watch folders
  • 3rd party connectors (such as Clay Tablet)
  • COTI (levels 1, 2, 3) if provided by the CMS provider
  • Custom development based on COM objects and other Windows interfaces or libraries