Global Language Translation Software and Services Industry

  • July 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 683 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Language Translation Software and Services in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 85 companies including many key and niche players such as Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, Babylon Ltd., Engility Holdings, Inc., euroscript International S.A, Google Inc., Global Linguist Solutions LLC, Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P, International Business Machines Corp., Language Line Services, Lionbridge Technologies Inc., Moravia IT a.s, RWS Holdings PLC, SAIC, Inc., SDL Language Technologies, STAR Group, SYSTRAN S.A, thebigword Holdings Limited, Translations.com, TransPerfect Translations International Inc., and Welocalize Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Translation Services Market Surges Ahead II-1
Globalization Drives Demand for Translation Services II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Translation Industry Defies Recession II-2
Computer-based Translation Systems: An Overview II-3
Language Translation Software Market: An Insight II-4
Competitive Landscape in the Machine Translation Market II-5

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-6
Internet Transforms Business Operations, Enhances Demand for
Translation II-6
Table 1: % of Internet Users by Language (2010) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Growing Emphasis on Web Localization II-7
Human Translators - Still in Demand II-7
Price - A Major Concern among Mid-Sized Language Service
Providers II-7
Hybrid Machine Translation Blends Statistics and Rules II-8
Telepresence Propels Growth in Language Translation Market II-8
Online Translation Market Players Increase in Number II-8
Burgeoning Demand for Financial Translations Services II-8
French Language Translation Service Providers in Demand II-9
Crowdsourcing is the Buzzword II-9
Technology for Translating Difficult Languages II-9
Real Time Translation: Yet to Become a Reality II-10
Localization in Medical Sector II-10

3. AN INSIGHT INTO LANGUAGE TRANSLATION INDUSTRY II-11
Translation Service: An Introduction II-11
Evolution of Language Translation Industry II-11
Automated Translations - A Historic Preview II-12
Industry Structure II-12
Language Service Providers II-12
Translation Companies II-13
Universities or Language Schools II-13
Freelance Translators II-13
Free Online Translation Services II-13
An Overview of Language Industry Services II-14
Interpretation II-14
Machine Translation II-14
Machine Translation Software II-15
Computer-Assisted Translation II-15
Language Translation Software II-15
Online Translations II-16
Translation Memory II-16
Translation Memory Software II-17
Technical Translation II-17
Mobile Translation II-17
Standards and Regulations II-17

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-19
Applied Language Solutions Takes Over Translan II-19
Capita Takes Over Applied Language Solutions II-19
Rubric Signs Merger Agreement with Web-Lingo II-19
TransPerfect Merges with WorldLingo II-19
Sajan Takes Over New-Global Group II-19
TransPerfect Acquires Milim II-20
Translator Scandinavia Acquires Comsense II-20
Avantix Global Merges with Welocalize II-20
PROMT Implements PROMT Technology into Adobe Localization
Process II-20
Sajan Opens New Office in Singapore II-20
Tencent Enters into Strategic Partnerships with Kingsoft II-21
Google Enters into Translation Deal with EPO II-21
PROMT, Content Rules and acrolinx Enter into Linguistic
Translation Partnership II-21
Norilsk Nickel Deploys PTS II-21
Lingotek Enters into Long Term Agreement with FamilySearch II-22
Dassault Systemes Adopts SDL Translation Management Systems II-22
Semantix Takes Over INK Norge II-22
SDL Takes Over Language Weaver II-22
TransPerfect Translations International Merges with AD-COM II-23
SAIC Acquires Intellectual Property and Technology Assets of
Three Companies II-23
Net-Translators Merges with Multilingual II-23
Garuda Acquisition Merges with Sajan II-24
Lloyd International Translations Merges with Welocalize II-24
Applied Language Solutions Takes Over Translate4me II-24
MultiCorpora Takes Over Beetext II-24
TransPerfect Merges with Astoria Software II-24
Asia Online Enters into Partnership with Across Systems II-25
Liferay Inks Agreement with Pootle II-25
Acrolinx Renews Agreement with Arbortext II-25
Milengo and Espell Group Collaborate with Kilgray Translation
Technologies II-25
Google Enables Automatic Translation in Google Docs II-26
ABLE Innovations and RightNow® Technologies Enter into
Strategic Partnership II-26
Google Chooses Babylon.com as Official Localization Vendor II-26
Akorbi Chooses Across Systems as Preferred Technology Vendor II-26
Kinetic.theTechnologyAgency Enters into Partnership with
Applied Language Solutions II-27
SDL Integrates SDL Language Weaver and SDL Language Technologies II-27
viaLanguage and HANSA Sign Sales and Marketing Pact II-27
Advanced Media to Form Joint venture with Plurality II-28
Language Weaver Enters into Partnership with NSD II-28
SDL Inks Strategic Partnership Agreement with Clay Tablet II-28
Canacom Acquires Licenses for SDL Language Server Technology II-28
LinguaLinx Signs Reseller Agreement with Kilgray Translation
Technologies II-29
IBM Collaborates with Welocalize, Cisco, Linux Solution LISA
to Develop Open TM2 II-29
Corporate Translation Deploys Across Systems Software II-29
Google Selects Milengo II-29
Kaplan Takes Over West of England Language Services II-29
CLS Communication Takes Over Lexi-tech International II-30
CyraCom International Takes Over Language Learning Enterprises II-30
Sakhr Software Takes Over Dial Directions II-30
Lloyd International Translations Buys SDL Translation
Management Systemâ„¢ II-30
SYSTRAN Enters into Licensing Agreement with SRI International II-31
WorldLingo Translations and Language Weaver Enter into
Strategic Partnership II-31
SPSS and Language Weaver Enter into Partnership II-31
Moravia Worldwide Enters into Partnership with Asia Online II-32
Across Systems Collaborates with SAP Consulting II-32
Office Quebecois de la Langue Française Adopts MultiCorpora
Software II-32

5. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES II-33
TransPerfect Launches Integrated MT Solution into kCura’s
Relativity Platform II-33
CanaDream Unveils Multilingual Website Using Smartling II-33
Applied Language Solutions Snaps Contract for Providing
Interpreter Services II-33
Welocalize Announces Latest Edition of OpenTM2 II-33
thebigword Launches LD IMS II-34
Multi Corpora Introduces MultiTrans Prism II-34
Yandex Introduces Yandex Online Translator II-34
SDL Launches SDL Translation Management Systemâ„¢ II-34
Welocalise Unveils Globalsight 8.0 II-35
Babylon Launches Babylon 9 II-35
SDL Releases SDL Teamworks 2011 II-35
Aldiwan Introduces Translation Services II-35
Translations.com Unveils GlobalLink 4.0 II-36
Google Releases Google Translate for iOS Devices II-36
Facebook Unveils Inline Translation Tool II-36
PROMT Unveils Translate.Ru for VKontakte Social Network II-36
Welocalize Launches GlobalSight 8.1 II-37
Language Line Unveils Interpreter Records Portal for
Healthcare Industry II-37
ISI Launches On-Demand ITAP Program II-37
ISI Translation Services Introduces Enhancements to Flow
Online Portal II-37
American Journal Experts Introduces Turkish Translation Services II-38
CSOFT International Introduces TermWiki Pro II-38
ABBYY Introduces ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator for iPhone II-38
Applied Language Solutions Introduces SmartMATE II-39
Intertainment Unveils Multi-Lingual Plug-In for Wordpress II-39
SDL Releases New Edition of Trados® Studio 2011 II-39
Welocalize Introduces GlobalSight 8.2 II-39
Rosetta Adds Braille Translation Service II-40
Cloudwords Launches TMA II-40
Google Launches Paid Automatic Language Translation Solution II-40
ABBYY Launches Lingvo x5 II-40
SpeechTrans Launches SpeechTrans Ultimate II-41
SAIC Introduces Hybrid Machine Translation Solution II-41
SDL Releases SDL Language Weaver® Enterprise Translation
Server v5.3 II-41
Google Unveils Expansion of Google Five Alpha II-41
ABBYY Unveils Lingvo Dictionaries II-42
Loquendo Launches Communilator II-42
PROMT Launches iTranslate4.eu II-42
PangeaMT Introduces DIY Solution for Machine Translate II-42
PROMT Introduces New Edition of PROMT 9.5 Solutions II-43
CloudFlare Introduces Smartling Translation Delivery Network II-43
ECTACO Releases Language Teacher for Android Devices II-43
Ultralingua Unveiled a New Language Software ‘Apps for Aid’ II-43
World Concepts Introduces New Foreign-Language Translation
Software II-43
viaLanguage Launches viaLegal Translation Services II-44
ABBYY® Unveils ABBYY Lingvo x3 for UAE Market II-44
SYSTRAN Rolls Out Desktop 7 Translation Software II-44
Translation Services USA Introduces Free Translation Tool II-45
Linguistic Systems Launches New Translation Service II-45
Babylon.com Launches Babylon2Go II-45
Babylon Introduces Advanced Babylon Macv3 II-45
Lionbridge Releases SaaS Based Translation Service II-46
Baidu Introduces Translation Service with Kingsoft's Iciba II-46
Babylon Introduces Innovative Solutions II-46
ABBYY Introduces ABBYY Aligner II-46
Babylon Introduces Translation Software Babylon 8 II-46
SYSTRAN Upgrades SYSTRANet II-47
eBay Launches Japanese Language Services II-47
AppTek Introduces Hybrid Machine Translation System II-47
IdiomaX Unveils IdiomaX Translation Suite 6.0 II-47
Language Weaver Upgrades Its Automated Translation Software II-48
Asia Online Launches Language StudioTM Enterprise II-48
SYSTRAN Launches SYSTRAN Enterprise Server 7 II-48

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-49
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (US) II-49
AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions (Canada) II-49
Babylon Ltd. (Israel) II-49
Engility Holdings, Inc. (US) II-50
euroscript International S.A (Luxembourg) II-50
Google Inc. (US) II-50
Global Linguist Solutions LLC (US) II-50
Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P (US) II-51
International Business Machines Corp. (US) II-51
Language Line Services (US) II-51
Lionbridge Technologies Inc. (US) II-51
Moravia IT a.s (Czech Republic) II-52
RWS Holdings PLC (UK) II-52
SAIC, Inc. (US) II-52
SDL Language Technologies (UK) II-53
STAR Group (Switzerland) II-54
SYSTRAN S.A (France) II-54
thebigword Holdings Limited (UK) II-54
Translations.com (US) II-54
TransPerfect Translations International Inc (US) II-55
Welocalize Inc. (US) II-55

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-56
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 3: World Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Language Translation
Software and Services by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Economic Recovery Rekindles Demand for Language Services III-1
Computers and Software: Widely Used Tools for Translation III-1
Rising Demand for Translation from Medical Device Sector III-1
Strategic Corporate Developments III-2
Product/Service Launches III-8
Key Players III-16
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 5: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 6: US Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

2. CANADA III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Overview III-22
Canadian Translation Market - A New Employment Arena III-22
Strategic Corporate Developments III-22
Product/Service Launches III-23
AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions - A Key Player III-24
B.Market Analytics III-25
Table 7: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 8: Canadian Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

3. EUROPE III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Consolidation Poses Trouble for Individual and Small
Service Providers III-27
Eastern Europe: Potential Opportunities for Translation
Industry III-27
Translation Industry and Energy Sector III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 9: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services by Geographic
Region- France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 10: European Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services by Geographic Region- France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 11: European 15-Year Perspective for Coatings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets
for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

3a. FRANCE III-31
A.Market Analysis III-31
Outlook III-31
Strategic Corporate Developments III-31
Product/Service Launches III-31
SYSTRAN S.A (France) - A Key Player III-32
B.Market Analytics III-33
Table 12: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 13: French Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

3b. GERMANY III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Outlook III-35
Strategic Corporate Developments III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 14: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 15: German Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

3c. ITALY III-38
Market Analysis III-38
Table 16: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Language Translation Software and Services Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 17: Italian Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
Rising Demand for Welsh Translation Services III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments III-40
Product/Service Launches III-41
Key Players III-45
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 18: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 19: UK Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

3e. SPAIN III-48
Market Analysis III-48
Table 20: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Language Translation Software and Services Analyzed with
Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 21: Spanish Historic Review for Language Translation
Software and Services Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

3f. REST OF EUROPE III-50
A.Market Analysis III-50
Outlook III-50
Strategic Corporate Developments III-50
Product/Service Launches III-52
Key Players III-54
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 22: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Language Translation Software and Services
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 23: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Language
Translation Software and Services Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-58
A.Market Analysis III-58
Outlook III-58
China III-58
New Tools for Translation Transform Industry Operations III-58
Software for Translating Ethnic Languages III-58
Localization Sector: Huge Opportunity III-58
Challenges Facing the Industry III-59
India III-59
Language Translation Sector Gains Impetus III-59
Korea III-60
Declining Standards: A Cause of Concern in Translation
Services Industry III-60
Malaysia III-60
Globalization Spurs Growth in Language Industry III-60
Strategic Corporate Developments III-61
Product/Service Launches III-62
B.Market Analytics III-63
Table 24: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Language Translation Software and Services
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 25: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Language
Translation Software and Services Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

5. REST OF WORLD III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Latin America: Continuous Growth of Language Services Industry III-65
Saudi Arabia: Translation Industry Witnesses Rapid Growth III-65
Strategic Corporate Developments III-66
Product/Service Launches III-67
Babylon Ltd. (Israel) - A Key Player III-67
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 26: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Language Translation Software and Services
Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for
Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 27: Rest of World Historic Review for Language
Translation Software and Services Analyzed with Annual
Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 85 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 88)

The United States (43)
Canada (3)
Europe (28)
- France (3)
- Germany (5)
- The United Kingdom (9)
- Rest of Europe (11)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (12)
Africa (1)
Middle East (1)

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