IBM Offers Translation Services From India

IBM has set up a Language Translation Services Center in Pune in western India that will translate documents from French, German, Italian and Spanish to English.

The new center is part of IBM's strategy to set up similar centers in Europe and Asia that will offer document translation in multiple languages, an IBM spokeswoman said on Monday.

Besides having staff translate documents, such as e-mail messages, Web pages, and contracts, the center in Pune will also use technology developed by IBM's research lab in India, and tools available in the market, to automate some of this translation work, she added.

The center will be part of IBM's fourth delivery center for application services and consulting in Pune, inaugurated Monday. The new Pune center is spread over 180,000 square feet and will house close to 2,000 employees once fully staffed, IBM said.

IBM has been expanding fast in India, and at the end of December it had 73,000 staff in the country.

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