Recently, the result of the 2021 Conference on Machine Translation (WMT 2021) was announced. Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM) once again performed outstandingly with its strong competitiveness in machine translation and ranks first in 3 language directions based on human evaluation, notching up the second-highest number of wins among all the participated teams in the world, just after Facebook.
Hosted by the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the Conference on Machine Translation (WMT) has been acknowledged by the global academic community as one of the largest premier international machine-translation competitions, and has been held annually for 16 years since 2006. Its mission is to evaluate the latest developments in machine translation, disseminate and share parallel and monolingual corpus, and refine the methods for the evaluation of machine translation.
In WMT2021 the main task-news task has ten different language pairs which are English-Chinese, English-Czech, English-German, English-Hausa, English-Icelandic, English-Japanese, English-Russian, French-German, Hindi-Bengali and Zulu-Xhosa and each language pair is consist of to and from two directions. GTCOM participated in six language directions and ranked first in three language directions: Bengali→Hindi, Hindi→Bengali and Xhosa→Zulu. Moreover, GTCOM ranked fourth in Zulu→Xhosa and Hausa→English , seventh globally in English→Hausa among all the 51 participated teams.
GTCOM has a significant record of machine translation performance in last 3 years. In the 2020 Conference on Machine Translation, GTCOM won the championships in five language directions (Khmer-English, English-Khmer, Pashto-English, English-Pashto, and Tamil-English) out of all six participated directions. The number of championships ranked the first in the world. In the 2019 Conference on Machine Translation, GTCOM won championships in three language directions, tying the number of championships won by Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) and the industry's global leader, Facebook.