In line with Plenipotentiary Resolution 154, which instructs the Directors of the Bureaux to report on the use of innovative translation technologies, and considering the specific needs of the Telecommunication Sector, especially the need for the translation of technical meeting documents that are seldom translated by the ITU translation services due to budget limitations, TSB has developed, in collaboration with C&P, an open-source, royalty-free neural machine translation tool, called ITU-Translate, and has trained it with ITU documents. Efforts have also been done to integrate website translation based on external machine translation services.
The market offers several cloud-based machine translation tools. These tools have limitations when it comes to the translation of ITU’s technical content, but which are applicable to general language expression. The project identifies and applies the best tools available per language pair for the translation of general-language webpages that are currently not translated.
C&P and TSB are thus addressing Resolution 154 with the implementation of high-quality gist translation services and enhanced computer-aided-translation (CAT) tools that will complement the scope of the work currently covered by C&P’s human translation service.
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Distributed ledger technology (DLT) refers the processes and related technologies that enable nodes in a network to securely propose, validate and record state changes (or updates) to a synchronised ledger that is distributed across the network’s nodes.
The ITU-T Focus Group on Application of Distributed Ledger Technology (FG DLT) was established in May 2017
- to identify and analyse DLT-based applications and services;
- to draw up best practices and guidance which support the implementation of those applications and services on a global scale; and
- to propose a way forward for related standardization work in ITU-T Study Groups.
FG DLT concluded on 1 August 2019 and submitted the following Deliverables to its parent group:
|Technical Specification||FG DLT D1.1||
DLT terms and definitions||PDF|
|Technical Report||FG DLT D1.2||
DLT overview, concepts, ecosystem||PDF|
|Technical Report||FG DLT D1.3||
DLT standardization landscape||PDF|
|Technical Report||FG DLT D2.1||
DLT use cases||
PDF (Report only)|
ZIP (Report and use cases)
|Technical Specification||FG DLT D3.1||
DLT reference architecture||
PDF (Specification only)|
ZIP (Specification and platform mapping)
|Technical Specification||FG DLT D3.3||
Assessment criteria for DLT platforms||PDF|
|Technical Report||FG DLT D4.1||
DLT regulatory framework||PDF|
|Technical Report||FG DLT D5.1||
Outlook on DLTs||PDF|
Download all Deliverables in Word format (ZIP