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Machine Translation Post-Editing

The localization and translation industry has traditionally been rooted in human translation. With advancements in the field of Machine Translation (MT) occurring year-after-year, there has been rigorous and ongoing debate: should you continue to use human translation, or is MT good enough? This "John Henry"-style contest between man and machine so far has been won [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:58:19+00:00 May 27th, 2016|News, Technology|

Facebook Ditches Bing Translation

Facebook's Alan Packer announced at MIT's EmTech Digital that it replaced Bing Translation, in favor of its own internally-developed translation tool. According to the article in TechCrunch, in time Facebook will reverse the current paradigm: you will see the translation by default, and only "show original" if you really want to. The continuing caution to [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:58:28+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Technology|

Google Translate Turns Ten

Google Translate recently turned ten. Their statistical model (based on what people actually speak and write) has won over a great deal of the market from traditional rules-based linguistic models (how people should actually speak and write), though perhaps new hybrid models may win the day in the long run. The past decade has seen [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:58:54+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Technology|

Microsoft Translator: Speech Translation Made Easy

File it under the category "The shape of things to come." Only, it's here already. Many folks have heard of the release of Microsoft's Skype Translator feature. Previewed in December 2014 and launched in late 2015, it has already enabled the translation of millions of live conversations between individuals who could not [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:59:29+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Technology|

Lilt announces four major improvements

Spence Green, CEO at Lilt, just posted an article on LinkedIn detailing four major improvements to their computer-aided translation tool, which is currently in public beta. Fast, scalable translation memory Speed improvements with new servers in Europe and Asia 18 new filters for file formats, and fixes to the DOCX filter. Search [...]

By | 2016-10-19T12:59:47+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Technology|
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