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JavaScript Is Revolutionizing Website Localization

Posted by Jon Ritzdorf on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 @ 05:17 PM

In my webinar, What Blows Our Minds About the Latest Translation Technology, I shared exciting developments in multilingual content management, localization business analytics, as well as developments in machine translation technology. In this post, I tackle the latest plug-and-play website localization tools.

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Topics: Localization Technology

MT Post-editing Myths Debunked by an Expert

Posted by Lee Densmer on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 06:56 PM

If you’ve ever investigated or deployed Machine Translation (MT), you know that quality is often a moving target. Everyone has different expectations, and a common misconception is that raw MT can be publishable as human quality. Humans still have to get involved—post-editors—to bring the quality up to snuff. And you most often hear about light versus full post-editing. But questions abound like: who is best suited to post-edit? What training do they need? What is the right level to hit defined quality targets?

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Topics: Localization Technology

How the Smartphone Predicts Our Language-Independent Future

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 05:16 PM

What's in store for the language industry? Can we really predict what lies ahead?

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Topics: Localization Technology

Trouble Ahead? Why Predicting the Language Sector's Future Is Hard

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 03:36 PM

How does one forecast the future? Is it possible to plumb the depths of our language industry to predict what lies on the business seas ahead? What is clouding our crystal balls?

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Topics: Localization Technology

Chatbots 101: Six Ways They Will Impact Localization

Posted by Lee Densmer on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 05:20 PM

You may already be using chatbots but not know it. Have you ever sent a text message to get an instant bank balance or a weather report?

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Topics: Localization Technology

Text-to-Speech: Trendy Tech That's Surprisingly Everywhere

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 04:42 PM

Me: OK, Google. Can you tell me how text-to-speech technology is being used today?

Google: Sure. You’re listening to one example of it right now.

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Topics: Localization Technology

Changing the Localization Game with TAUS

Posted by Toos Stoker on Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 03:40 PM

Today’s guest contributor is Toos Stoker, Digital Marketing Director for TAUS. As the TAUS Annual Conference and the TAUS QE Summit are fast approaching, she takes us on a journey from TAUS’ beginnings to their cutting edge Human Language Project, and encourages us all to participate in the shaping of the language industry.

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Topics: Localization Technology

Looking at Persado from the (Machine) Translation World

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 07:17 PM

Persado made news recently when it received $30 million in funding for its artificial intelligence-driven copy writing software. Immediately, it set off animated discussions on whether this would mean the end of human content writing as we know it. Yet Persado is not a pioneer. Quill from Narrative Science has been churning out stories from data since 2010.

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Topics: Localization Technology

The Six-Step Process for Selecting a Translation Management System (TMS)

Posted by Dougal Cullen on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 08:17 PM

On last count, there were more than two dozen Translation Management Systems (TMS) of various sizes and shapes in the market. It does make your head spin. One thing’s for sure: your company’s choice of a TMS can no longer depend on someone’s whim, a Google search, or what a language services provider (LSP) is lobbying for.

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Topics: Localization Technology

Sad But True: Five Reasons Why Your Translation Memories Degrade

Posted by Vijayalaxmi Hegde on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 05:30 AM

What’s not to love about translation memory (TM): cost savings, productivity increases, unified brand presence… Yet, our hero is not infallible. A TM’s value can and will degrade over time, irrespective of how well you may be maintaining it. This is not a doomsday scenario, though, and you are not required to go TM-free. In some cases, TM value degradation is normal, even expected.

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Topics: Localization Technology