Award-winning translation engine handle translation services at several Rakuten businesses

Rakuten is a global company with footprints all over the globe. Owing to the demand for providing service in regional languages, translation plays a vital role in business expansion. There is a dedicated Machine Translation team in Rakuten Institute of Technology that is on a mission to help Rakuten strengthen its global presence and lower language barriers by developing language translation solutions for Rakuten’s portfolio businesses. Rakuten Translate helps translate content of Rakuten’s global services, such as video subtitles, e-commerce product descriptions, and travel booking information, into multiple languages using deep learning technology. Rakuten Translate team was awarded a special prize at the Nikkei Deep Learning Business Awards in October 2019 in recognition of its excellence in generating new businesses and social impact using Deep Learning (more information of the award can be found here).