NCSoft unveils AI-based translation tool dedicated to gamer jargons and colloquialisms

2021.07.15 15:45:43

[Source: NCSoft Corp.]이미지 확대

[Source: NCSoft Corp.]

NCSoft Corp. has developed and implemented its own AI-based language translation engine capable of processing colloquialisms, abbreviated words and even slangs used by gamers.

The Korean mobile and PC game giant said Thursday it launched the new translation tool via its cross-play game platform Purple. The translation tool features real-time, two-way translations of four different languages - Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese.

[Source: NCSoft Corp.]이미지 확대

[Source: NCSoft Corp.]

The translation tool can not only process words and sentences of everyday language but also those used by game players, like GG, an acronym meaning “good game”, which is often said at the end of online multiplayer game.

NCSoft is the first Korean game company to introduce an AI-based translation tool developed internally, said the company.

The company said it will support more languages down the road to serve more users across the world.

NCSoft began its research on AI technology in 2011. It currently runs five AI tech R&D centers where 200 specialists are working.

On Thursday, NCSoft shares rose 3.34 percent to close at 804,000 won ($70.33).

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