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Adobe gave a presentation about Moses Tool Set on TAUS Asia Translation Summit 2012

This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages is provided via machine translation.

[tp no_translate="y"]TAUS Asia Translation Summit 2012[/tp] was organized by [tp no_translate="y"]Translation Automation User Society (TAUS)[/tp] in cooperation with [tp no_translate="y"]China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID)[/tp] and [tp no_translate="y"]Translators Association of China (TAC)[/tp]. 80+ attendees from both product companies such as Adobe, Baidu, EMC, Google and Microsoft and LSPs participated in the summit held in Beijing on April 24 – 25, 2012, as well as the complimentary half day event [tp no_translate="y"]TAUS Open Source Machine Translation Showcase[/tp] held in the same venue on April 23. The summit provides attendees an excellent platform to share knowledge and experience in MT domain.

TAUS_2012_Beijing_PresentationI was invited by TAUS to give audience an introduction of what Adobe has done on open source MT. In my presentation, I shared how Adobe makes use of the open source MT tool [tp no_translate="y"]Moses[/tp] in its localization workflow. We developed a set of tools called [tp no_translate="y"]Moses Tool Set[/tp] to simplify the usage of Moses. By using this tool, the training process of Moses can be done in an easier and intuitive way. It consists of 4 features: [tp no_translate="y"]Corpus Clean Tool, Corpus Splitting Tool, Moses Training Harness[/tp], and [tp no_translate="y"]Moses Scoring Harness[/tp]. Each feature can not only work independently but be combined into a job which enables users to complete the whole training process in one click.

Many audience especially those from LSPs that just started their adventure of open source MT showed strong interest on the Moses Tool Set. It’s happy to see that seeking for ways to improve localization productivity is no more the responsibility only for the language service buyers. Some LSPs have also started their attempts in MT field. [tp no_translate="y"]Moses[/tp] is a good option for them because of its lower entrance cost. In the offline discussion, however, I got a lot of complaints from these potential Moses users about usage of Moses. For those who don’t dive deeply into statistical machine translation, Moses is too complicated to start with. Many parameters are required to generate a trained MT engine. Lack of a friendly user interface is another headache for them. No wonder the very first thing audience eager to know is where they can find and download [tp no_translate="y"]Moses Tool Set[/tp].

Actually, [tp no_translate="y"]Moses Tool Set[/tp] is an open source project. Both its installer packages and source codes are available in Google Code.

Adobe Announces Availability of Photoshop Touch Applications for iPad

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We are continuing to expand our presence in the mobile space.  Read this news article from BusinessWire on the three Adobe digital imaging apps for iPad and the SDK.  Here are some highlights:


  • Adobe Color Lava allows creatives to use their fingertips to mix colors on the iPad, creating custom color swatches and themes to transfer back into Photoshop.
  • Adobe Eazel takes advantage of cutting-edge painting technology by letting digital artists create rich realistic paintings with their fingertips, and introduces a new kind of interaction between “wet” and “dry” paints. These paintings can then be sent directly to Photoshop CS5 for compositing or for taking the artwork further.
  • Adobe Nav increases workflow efficiency by letting users select and control Photoshop tools using the iPad as the input surface, customize the toolbar, browse and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop files, or easily create new files.
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to build tablet applications that interact with Photoshop from Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and iOS devices.
  • Adobe Ideas 1.2 released to AppStore!

    This article was originally written in English. Text in other languages was provided by machine translation.

    Version 1.2 is available for download worldwide!

    Adobe® Ideas is your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go. Adobe Ideas is an ideal companion for the professional design applications from Adobe, including Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®. Now with a new in-app purchase option, you can get up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch as well as layer transformations – move, rotate and scale each layer.
    Sketch design concepts while sitting in a cafe, capture and store color themes while browsing through the photos on your phone, or jot down notes on a photo. Any time you need to explore creative ideas, Adobe Ideas is there with you.
    Features:
    • Simple vector-based drawing tools
    • Zoom without jaggies or big pixels
    • Variable-size brushes using multi-touch control
    • Vector eraser
    • Gallery-style organizer to quickly scroll through your ideas and color themes
    • Huge virtual canvas
    • Display ideas on an external VGA display (requires VGA adapter)
    • Automatic creation of harmonized color themes from your photos or images
    • Pick specific colors from photos or images easily
    • Separate drawing and photo layers
    • Easy creation of multiple versions of design concepts
    • 50-level undo/redo
    • Fast zooming and panning
    • Save drawing to “saved photos” album on iPad and iPhone
    • Ability to email ideas as PDF files for editing in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop or for viewing with any PDF viewer
    • Available in French, German and Japanese

    In-app Purchase:
    • Layers: available for in-app purchase. Create up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch; control order and opacity for each layer. New Move tool offers move, scale and rotate for each layer.

    What’s new in version 1.2:
    New Layers functionality (Premium feature): $4.99. Create up to 10 drawing layers plus a photo layer for each sketch; control order and opacity for each layer. New Layers Move tool offers move, scale and rotate for each layer.
    • Huge performance improvement to zooming and panning
    • VGA Out – connect to an external display or projector to show sketch content real-time (requires Apple VGA adapter)
    • Left/Right toolbar setting- customize the location of your toolbar.
    • Improved stroke smoothing. Some smoothing occurs while drawing.