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Architecture of a Scalable, Secure and Resilient Translation Platform for Multilingual News Media

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms
EditorsGeorg Rehm, Kalina Bontcheva, Khalid Choukri, Jan Hajic, Stelios Piperidis, Andrejs Vasiljevs
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)979-10-95546-64-1
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2020
Event1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms - Marseille, France, Marseille, France
Duration: 16 May 202016 May 2020


Workshop1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms
Abbreviated titleIWLTP 2020
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This paper presents an example architecture for a scalable, secure and resilient Machine Translation (MT) platform, using components available via Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is increasingly common for a single news organisation to publish and monitor news sources in multiple languages. A growth in news sources makes this increasingly challenging and time-consuming but MT can help automate some aspects of this process. Building a translation service provides a single integration point for news room tools that use translation technology allowing MT models to be integrated into a system once, rather than each time the translation technology is needed. By using a range of services provided by AWS, it is possible to architect a platform where multiple pre-existing technologies are combined to build a solution, as opposed to developing software from scratch for deployment on a single virtual machine. This increases the speed at which a platform can be developed and allows the use of well-maintained services. However, a single service also provides challenges. It is key to consider how the platform will scale when handling many users and how to ensure the platform is resilient.

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  • machine translation, news media, AWS, platform


1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms


Marseille, France

Event: Workshop

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