Localization Technology

Microsoft's Leaps in Speech Recognition Boost Entire Language Sector

Posted by Libor Safar on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Language technology lovers have cause for celebration this week. Microsoft announced that its conversational speech recognition technology has actually surpassed parity with professional human transcribers. With a 5.1 percent error rate, it is a 12 percent leap in error reduction over just last year’s measurements, sets a new industry standard, and is expected to be a boon to a wealth of Microsoft business services, including those in the translation space.
Localization Technology

XLIFF of the Future: an Interview with David Filip

Posted by Jim Compton on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

In my article Is It Time to Kiss the Digital File Goodbye?, I cite the XLIFF OMOS (“XML Localization Interchange Fragment Format Object Model and Other Serializations”) initiative as an example in support of the assertion that a file-less future is achievable in the localization industry.
Localization Technology

Your Language Tech Stack Is Going to Change…But How?

Posted by Lee Densmer on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 12:27 PM

One thing is sure: your future language technology stack is going to be different from what you use today. But how? We got together our solutions architects (Erik Vogt and Jon Ritzdorf), a technology researcher (Jim Compton), and an international growth manager (Michael Stevens) to discuss just this. We’ll share the top six insights and predictions that came out of this meeting of the minds.
Localization Technology

Welcome to the Age of Human-Machine Collaboration

Posted by Jim Compton on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 09:39 AM

If you caught my colleague Jon Ritzdorf’s webinar, What Blows Our Minds About the Latest Translation Tech, you may recall that one of the things Jon was excited about was the melding of TM (translation memory) & MT (machine translation) technologies, specifically in the forms of Predictive TM and Adaptive MT.
Localization Technology

JavaScript Is Revolutionizing Website Localization

Posted by Jon Ritzdorf on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 @ 11:17 AM

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.
Localization Technology

MT Post-editing Myths Debunked by an Expert

Posted by Lee Densmer on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 12:56 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?
Localization Technology

How the Smartphone Predicts Our Language-Independent Future

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

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

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

Posted by Erik Vogt on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

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?
Localization Technology

Chatbots 101: Six Ways They Will Impact Localization

Posted by Lee Densmer on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

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?
Localization Technology

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

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 10:42 AM

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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