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Machine Translation

Project Description

Deep Learning has been proven to lead to good outcomes for machine translation, as demonstrated by, for example, Google Translate. When the translation is confined to documents for a specific domain (or fixed context), we believe the translation outcome could be even better and practically used, especially with the support of HSMC’s School of Translation, which will provide the project with relevant expertise and advice

This project involves translation of financial documents (the specific domain) between English and Chinese, in particular, English-to-Chinese translation of initial public offering (IPO) prospectuses and similar offering documents (hereafter called “IPO Documents”) that are submitted to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) as the HKEX requires these documents to be provided in both English and Chinese. Since IPO Documents are generally drafted in English by professionals (lawyers and accountants) in Hong Kong, financial printers, which print the IPO Documents, often undertake the responsibility of the translation and translation constitutes a heavy part of their revenues and costs. An MOU has been signed with Alpha Financial Press Limited to carry on this project.