Ambassador L. Paul Bremer Will Speak at Machine Translation Summit XII -- Premier Sponsor AppTek to Stream Proceedings Live from the Conference

McLean, VA, July 26, 2009 --( AppTek, a leading provider of human language technology software and solutions, has secured Ambassador L. Paul Bremer as a featured speaker at the Twelfth Machine Translation (MT) Summit, scheduled for August 26-30, 2009 at Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In its role as the summit’s premier sponsor, AppTek will also be exclusive provider of live streams of the address, as well as all of the summit proceedings, from its homepage at

“The MT Summit is one of our industry’s most important events, where the newest research and ideas are shared and valuable partnerships are forged,” said Mike Veronis, head of business development at AppTek. “Ambassador Bremer will bring a compelling point of view, as one who has devoted his career building bridges across cultural and language barriers.”

Ambassador Bremer has more than 40 years of public and private sector service in diplomacy and international affairs. He will discuss the critical importance of overcoming language challenges and the role of machine translation in facilitating timely and accurate communications.

AppTek’s chief scientist Hassan Sawaf led the planning of the summit workshops, which will bring together human language translation professionals in business, government and academia from around the globe. The biennial event is organized by the International Association for Machine Translation and the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas.

AppTek develops state-of-the-art machine translation (MT) solutions that deliver the robustness and accuracy that is key to greater productivity and higher quality when automating the translation of large volumes of speech and text data compiled from a variety of sources. AppTek's solutions are available for more than 23 languages, including Arabic and Farsi.

About AppTek
AppTek, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, develops human language technology products, including a complete suite for text and speech (voice) processing and recognition. The company also is a leader in research and development to further the advancement in development of HLT technologies. AppTek's products include machine translation (MT) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) for a growing list of more than 23 languages; multilingual information retrieval with query and topic search capabilities; name-finding applications; and integrated suites providing automatic speech recognition and machine translation in media monitoring of broadcast and telephony speech, as well as handheld and wearable speech-to-speech translation devices. The company has language professionals and computer scientists in offices around the world. For more information visit

Nancy Carr