Elhuyar's machine translator

Based on artificial intelligence and neural networks

What do we offer?

Cutting-edge technology, tailored to customers' needs

Cutting-edge technology

We use the most innovative technology in the field of speech recognition: artificial intelligence, neural networks, etc.


We manage user data securely, guaranteeing confidentiality.

Customised solutions

Elhuyar allows you to use the machine translator directly from client applications.

Elhuyar's machine translator
knows 6 languages

It translates between these 6 languages: Basque, Spanish, English, French, Catalan and Galician.

The translator on your desktop

Install Elia on your computer. Translate from any application by pressing Ctrl + C Ctrl + C and insert the translation by pressing Ctrl + V Ctrl + V. See manual for further information.

Download the applications from:

The translator on your mobile

Take your mobile translator with you wherever you go.
Really handy and easy to use.

Download the app from here:

Document translation

Quality machine translation of documents in a matter of seconds. Register and get them translated. You can use your credit card to pay for single documents, and the first three will be free of charge.

All the usual formats are supported (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, FreeOffice, etc.) and so are various professional formats: InDesign (idml), xliff, html, tex, po, srt, ...

Get whole documents translated and paid for with ease using your credit card: € 0.008 per word

Translate a document

Customised solutions

Elhuyar’s machine translator can be integrated anywhere.

In professional translator tools: Wordfast, SDL Trados Studio...

On websites and the user's CMS

In your organisation’s authentication system, via Single Sign-On


Our REST API can be quickly integrated into your products and services.

Do you want us to make you an offer adjusted to your needs?

Get in touch with us


Elia offers various rates tailored to your needs

Research and Development

The technology used by Elia was developed by the artificial intelligence initiative Orai NLP Teknologiak.

Orai NLP Teknologiak operates in the field of research, development and innovation in artificial intelligence, and aims to promote a more competitive industrial and business base, a more efficient public administration and a more inclusive society.

Further information

Track Record

Elhuyar is a reference in the Basque language and other languages in its environment and has
created various linguistic resources: dictionaries, reviewerXuxen.

We have been working in the area of machine translation for more than 15 years, in collaboration with the UPV’s IXA research team.

  1. 2002

    Hizking 21

    We are starting to research language technologies

  2. 2004


    An open-source machine translator that offers these four languages of Spain: Basque, Spanish, Catalan and Galician.


  3. 2007

    Matxin 1.0

    The first machine translator from Spanish to Basque.
    It had a rules-based system.


  4. 2011

    Statistics system

    Machine translator based on statistical systems, which allows translation from Spanish to Basque and from Basque to Spanish.

  5. 2013

    Matxin 2.0

    Improved version of the Matxin machine translator


  6. 2016


    Home of the research project Modela:
    Ametzagaiña, Elhuyar, ISEA, IXA and Vicomtech.

  7. 2018


    First smart automatic Basque translator.


  8. 2019


    Using the most advanced translation technologies, Elhuyar makes its machine translator, based on artificial intelligence and neural networks, available to society.


  9. 2021


    Elhuyar has improved technologically and has given its machine translator a new look and name. It’s called Elia and it can be used on the elia.eus website and on the mobile app. It translates faster and better.



Clients who are already using elia.eus.


For more information about our services, please get in touch with us.

Basic data protection information


Purpose: Management of queries raised and requests made.

Rights: You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time, to object to the processing of the data, and to access it, rectify it and delete it by written request using the following e-mail address: datuensegurtasuna@elhuyar.eus.

Further information: Additional detailed information on data protection can be consulted here: Privacy Policy.