Machine Translation

e2f Management Off-Site

Day 1 Last week, e2f’s global management team assembled at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco for three days of discussions on the state and prospects of the translation industry, our role and place within the market, and our path to the future. e2f has been providing language services for over a decade, [...]

By |2017-02-01T14:43:09-08:00February 1st, 2017|News|

eBay: Visualizing Localization Quality

eBay is a global shopping powerhouse, with $20.9 billion in quarterly enabled sales (over $80 billion annually), 164 million monthly active users, and nearly 60% of its revenues generated outside the United States. Since its first article in the eBay tech blog just over six years ago, it has provided insights into how one of [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:54:29-07:00October 4th, 2016|Localization Tips|

META-NET Looks to Neural Machine Translation

Map of the languages of Europe. (Source: Wikipedia) META is the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance, created by META-NET, an international organization founded in 2010, now comprised of 60 research centers from 34 countries. META-NET's mission is to foster a language technology foundation for Europe. A recent article published in Slator, How Neural Machine Translation Can Unlock [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:54:54-07:00September 20th, 2016|Technology|

New Urdu-Punjabi Machine Translation System

Guru Gobind Singh Bhawan at Punjabi University, Patiala, India. (Image: Wikipedia) A new project from Punjabi University, Patiala in India created a new Machine Translation (MT) system to specifically improve the quality of translation directly between these two languages. An article in the Times of India details some of the technical challenges the research team faced such [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:18-07:00September 6th, 2016|Culture Studies, Technology|

Risks and (Lack of) Rewards for Crowdsourcing

Today we have two separate stories regarding crowdsourcing, and the risks and possible (lack of) rewards that come from relying on an all-volunteer army to solve your translation needs. Risk: Microsoft's Very Bad Day Not cool, Microsoft. This week, Microsoft had to apologize profusely when its Bing translation engine started wrongly translating the Arabic [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:26-07:00September 1st, 2016|News, Technology|

e2f, Lilt & GetYourGuide to speak at LocWorld32

The staff here at e2f are looking forward to meeting you at LocWorld32, which will be held this 26-28 October 2016, in Montreal, Quebec. We'll be at Stand 22 in the exhibit hall. As well, e2f's CEO, Michel Lopez, will be speaking along with Lilt's CEO, Spence Green, and GetYourGuide's Anne-Cécile Tomlinson, about our case study for the use [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:55:59-07:00August 16th, 2016|News, Technology|

Lilt Updates for August

Spotted over on LinkedIn: an update from Lilt for August 2016 updates to its autoadaptive translation platform. The update includes a new "reviewer mode," which allows a partially-completed document to be sent to review, limiting the reviewer to already-translated segments, while the translator forges on ahead. This can be particularly helpful for lengthy file content. Next comes "fuzzy match [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:56:16-07:00August 12th, 2016|Technology|

No, not “Whatever” — It Pays to Proof

Last week we posted about a poor Welsh translation made by the chain B&Q reported on the BBC. Some might argue the incident doesn't matter to them because Welsh isn't a really a broadly-used language internationally. Focusing on the language is ignoring the point. Our point is that a local business used Machine Translation (MT), [...]

By |2016-10-19T12:56:45-07:00July 19th, 2016|Localization Tips|

e2f and Lilt Case Study: First Large-Scale Application of Auto-Adaptive Machine Translation

(SAN JOSE, CA) e2f, of San Jose, California this week released a case study detailing the largest single translation project in the company's fifteen year history: 1.77 million words translated into 6 languages within a ten day turnaround. Such a task could only be accomplished by providing e2f's team of over 100 translators and [...]

By |2017-11-27T10:53:32-08:00June 13th, 2016|News, Technology|
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