DOT TRANSLATE. THE FIRST BRAILLE TRANSLATOR BASED ON AI.

Bronze eurobest Award

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ClientDOT INCORPORATION
Category D01. Curation of Data
TitleDOT TRANSLATE. THE FIRST BRAILLE TRANSLATOR BASED ON AI.
Product/ServiceDOT TRANSLATE
Entrant SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Munich, GERMANY
Idea Creation SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Munich, GERMANY
Production PAULUS.CO Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Additional Company CLOUDANDCO Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Additional Company 2 HYPERINTERACTIVE Hamburg, GERMANY
Additional Company 3 MOBY DIGG Munich, GERMANY
Credits
Name Company Position
Alexander Schill SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Global Chief Creative Officer
Eric Ju Yoon Kim Dot Incorporation CEO
Jae Seong Joo Dot Incorporation CDO
Ki Sung Dot Incorporation CTO
Ahrum Choi Dot Incorporation Director of Social Impact
Jimin Ryu Dot Incorporation Global Partnership Manager
Yeong Kyu Yoo cloudandco / Dot Incorporation Creative Director / CEO
Ki Hwan Joo Dot Incorporation Designer
Franz Roeppischer SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Creative Director
Lorenz Langgartner SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Creative Director
Saurabh Kakade SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Creative Producer
Eduardo Alvarez SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Art Director
Carolina Soto SERVICEPLAN GERMANY Junior Copywriter
Dieter Pries HYPERINTERACTIVE Technical Director
Bozhidar Yovchev HYPERINTERACTIVE AI Director
Anton Petrov HYPERINTERACTIVE AI Engineer
Vasil Vasilev HYPERINTERACTIVE Data Analyst
Daniel Kuhnlein Standardabweichung Creative Code
Maximilian Heitsch Moby Digg Creative Direction
Niklas May Moby Digg Concept
Marco Kawan Moby Digg UI Design
Sebastian Haiss Moby Digg Animation
Kyungsin Kim Paulus Co. Ltd Producer
Dahoon Chung Paulus Co. Ltd Director
Yongsang Cho Paulus Co. Ltd DOP
Handong Ryu Paulus Co. Ltd Cinematographer
Young Woo Choi cloudandco Designer
Nara Ok cloudandco Graphic Designer
Julie Kang Serviceplan Korea CEO
Jihyun Seo Serviceplan Korea Art Director
Yujin Ko Serviceplan Korea Senior Account Manager
Yerim Kim Serviceplan Korea Account Executive
Yoon Seo Serviceplan Korea Copywriter

Describe the creative idea

Dot Translate is the first braille translator based on AI. It can translate any digital text to braille on its own, at near-human accuracy. Because it’s being trained with millions of most accurate human translation samples / data to understand context. Dot Translate is accessible through an intuitive web interface, Dot devices and other digital braille devices. It can translate a wide range of formats and sources: type, e-pub, pdf, txt, doc, rtf, html and even voice. Through the bookmark feature, users can directly translate and format whole websites. Dot Translate can be integrated by third party services and products. But most importantly: While existing braille translation software costs up to $700, Dot Translate is free to use. This is important, because due to the nature of Machine Learning and a feedback tool, usage increases the accuracy.

Describe the execution

Dot Translate is the first braille translator based on AI. It can translate any digital text to braille on its own, at near-human accuracy. Because it’s being trained with millions of most accurate human translations. Braille translation is highly complex: Grade 2 Braille – the standard for longer text – relies heavily on contractions. This leads to ambiguity, where meaning depends on context and up to five consecutive rules for a single letter. So far, even the best existing software requires additional input by human experts. Existing braille translation software works by applying a small set of pre-defined rules, which doesn’t cover many cases. Dot Translate enhances rule-based translation with AI: Grade 2 Braille translation comes down to understanding the context of the word and finding the shortest accurate contraction. For accuracy, Dot Translate relies on a character-based word model based on a sequence to sequence neural network, trained with millions of character sequences from most accurate human translations. Then a beam search algorithm looks at the most promising candidates from the first step and determines the shortest accurate translation. Together, these two methods result in the shortest, most accurate translation in the specific context.