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TranSphere™ Machine Translation Software


TranSphere™ draws upon a wide pool of linguists, computer scientists, and computational linguists from North America, Europe, and the Far and Middle East, including well-known professors and widely published scholars. Multi-sited development centers are utilized for linguistic research and lexicography.

MT solutions for bidirectional English with Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Persian,  and Pashto. The TranSphere® line of MT coverage also includes licensed European languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. TranSphere® seamlessly incorporates MT into speech solutions, OCR, and information retrieval, with capabilities and tools including query translation, thematic-search, topical-search, name-event search, rich lexicons, proper-noun detection, and morphological analysis.

TranSphere™ is integrated with speech recognition and text-to speech for a speech MT system loadable on PCs and/or wearable devices.

About TranSphere Translation System | Key Features of the Professional Version | System Requirements | End-user Products | Screenshot


About TranSphere Machine Translation (MT)

Languages Available

English to and from the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.


Machine Translation is the use of computer software to translate text from one natural language into another. This definition accounts for the grammatical structure of each language and uses rules and assumptions to transfer the grammatical structure of the source language (text to be translated) into the target language (translated text).TranSphere™ was developed after several years of extensive linguistic research in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Its technology reaches beyond simple rudimentary translations, which have been close to mere word replacement, but rather towards real life, high volume, industrial and commercial applications. TranSphere’s™ state-of-the-art computational linguistic technology supports Arabic, Korean,Japanese, Chinese, Persian\Dari, Pashtu and Turkish with English. Also AppTek provides a line of European languages pairs: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Portuguese with English


There are two components for the MT system: an engine which processes the translation, and an environment which allows a user to submit text for translation, receive the results, and manipulate the text before and after the translation. This environment is compatible with a stand-alone MT workstation, Client/Server architecture and Web-based solutions. TranSphereT also supports MS Office, MS IE and includes an API for Third party integration. The client/server solution provides greater flexibility than a stand-alone workstation. The client environment can be ported to multiple platforms without impacting the server application. This provides the capability to tailor the user environment to a particular platform, using all of the commercially available products and tools that are inherent to that platform. Servers can be Windows NT, UNIX, SUN, SCO, LINUX, etc. Since an MT engine is both CPU and memory intensive, the selection of a hardware platform should focus on disk, memory, CPU performance; expandability; commercial availability and in-country support. The platform should also have the capability to support multiple processors to provide increased performance. Requirements for the client platform are much less stringent. Any standard desktop platform, which supports a windowed environment, is suitable.


TranSphereT has been designed and implemented by utilizing natural language high-level linguistic programming tools in the Lexical Functional Grammar paradigm. The programming language has been used to create data tables containing linguistic symbol definitions, lexical entries, linguistic rules (for analysis, transfer, and generation), and other control tables, which are then compiled into the file system. The high-level programming language is compiled using the ANSI C programming language, which provides a robust and powerful tool for the computational linguist to focus efforts on MT development while providing maximum portability across various platforms and operating systems. The system provides integrated hardware and software solutions for real world useage.

Key Features

Capacity and Speed

A human translator can translate about 2,000 to 3,000 words a day.
TranSphere™ translates thousands of words per minute.

Legacy Data

TranSphereT allows for the re-use and storage of previously translated documentation,
in whole or in part utilizing a statistical module Translation Memory.

  • Analyze semantic, morphological and syntactic structures and produce the output
  • Function as a fully automated Machine Translation system.
  • Utilize a general-purpose lexicon
  • Access special domains micro-dictionaries pertaining to such domains as Computer,
  • Aviation, Military, Telecommunications, Economics, Diplomacy, Nuclear, Drug, Chemical,
  • Law Enforcement and Business.
  • Provide users with options to define the stacking of those dictionaries.
  • Support a workstation based solution with a client-server architecture.
  • Support a Vocabulary Search Utility to identify words not in the systems dictionaries.
  • Support a Dictionary Maintenance Utility to add user’s own defined words.
  • Produce Latin-character-dropped -words for those unfound in dictionary.
  • Interface with a Text Management System
  • Interface with an OCR and a spell checker
  • Interface with an ASR and TTS to produce Speech -to-Speech Machine Translation

Versions and Configurations

TranSphereT is available in several versions

  • Standalone
  • Client /Server
  • Web Trans Server
  • TranSphereT also has the following optional add-ons:
  • Office + MS-web translator
  • Third Party Integration API
  • Term Substitution
  • TranSphereT is integrated with:
    • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
    • Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR)
    • Text-to-Speech (TTS)
    • Speech-to-Speech MT (Both ASR & TTS)


System Requirements

PC Pentium processor
40 MB of free disk space available per language
128 MB of RAM per language
CD-ROM drive
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP



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