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See You at GDC 2017!

It’s nearly that time again! GDC 2017 is right around the corner. We’re eagerly looking forward to meet up with old friends and to make new ones at this year’s event. Hosted at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Game Developers Conference will run the whole week from 27 February through 3 March, with the [...]

By |2017-04-24T16:28:58-07:00February 16th, 2017|News|

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|

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 |2016-10-19T12:58:28-07:00May 24th, 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 |2016-10-19T12:59:29-07:00April 14th, 2016|Technology|

Microsoft Building Localization Directly into Visual Studio

Microsoft released the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT) 4.0 at the beginning of February 2016. Over at Slator you can read their full take on how MAT enables Microsoft to integrate localization and Machine Translation (MT) tools directly into their Visual Studio IDE. Screen image of MAT 4.0 from the Microsoft Visual Studio Gallery MAT 4.0 [...]

By |2016-10-19T13:04:14-07:00February 29th, 2016|News|