The Bible Translator's Assistant

Organization Type: 
Agency

Contact Information:
Tod Allman
214-587-0721
3624 Texas Trail
Hurst, Texas 76054
United States of America
Booth Number: 
1240
Primary Exhibit Hall Category: 
word
Vision: 
Our organization's vision is to help translate the entire Bible into all of the world's languages. We’re a group of computational linguists who have developed software which significantly reduces the amount of time and work required to produce an accurate and easily understood translation of the Bible. We work with mother-tongue speakers, missionaries, translators and linguists in order to build lexicons and grammars for other languages. Then our software generates rough drafts of translations of the Bible which mother-tongue speakers edit in order to produce publishable texts. Our software typically quadruples the productivity of experienced mother-tongue translators without any loss of quality.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants: 
We'd like to offer participants opportunities to: 1) link computers with an overseas missionary and help translate the Bible into a new language, 2) help analyze the Bible and develop semantic representations of it, and 3) further refine and improve our software.
Term of service offered: 
under two months
two months to 1 year
1 to 3 years
3 years or longer
Staff Size (in North America): 
3
Staff Size (outside North America): 
0