Elhuyar's automatic 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 automatic translator directly from client applications.

Elhuyar's automatic translator
knows 6 languages

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

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

Elhuyar’s automatic translator allows you to translate documents with different formats.

For example, Microsoft Office and documents.

Translate a document

Customised solutions

Elhuyar’s automatic 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


Itzultzailea offers various rates tailored to your needs

Elhuyar hizkuntza-teknologiak

The technology used by Itzultzailea was developed at the Elhuyar Foundation’s Language Technologies Research and Development department.

The purpose of this department is to use linguistic technology and artificial intelligence towards a smart, inclusive multilingual society.

This is an integrated technological unit that works along the lines of automated language processing and artificial intelligence, combining research, development, and technological solutions.

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 automatic translator that offers these four languages of Spain: Basque, Spanish, Catalan and Galician.


  3. 2007

    Matxin 1.0

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


  4. 2011

    Statistics system

    Automatic 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 automatic 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 automatic translator, based on artificial intelligence and neural networks, available to society.


  9. 2021


    Elhuyar has improved technologically and has given its automatic 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.