Machine Translation From the Cold War to Deep Learning

Machine Translation From the Cold War to Deep Learning

In the beginning The story begins in 1933. Soviet scientist Peter Troyanskii presented “the machine for the selection and printing of words when translating from one language to another” to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. The invention was super simple — it had cards in four different languages, a typewriter, and an old-school film camera. …

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The Stunning Variety of Job Titles in the Language Industry

The Stunning Variety of Job Titles in the Language Industry

Slator published an amazing report about the job titles used in the language industry in LinkedIn. They have identified over 600 unique titles…and counting! An impressive total for what is often referred to as a niche industry. Here they ask What does it all mean? Project Management While Transcreation and Localization indicate that a Project Manager is operating within the language …

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GDPR Compliance Flowchart

GDPR Compliance Flowchart

Here is in a nutshell whether you should comply or not. Or check https://bit.ly/2JimgRh and https://bit.ly/2kPwQVl for more information!

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2018 European Language Industry Survey Results

2018 European Language Industry Survey Results

GALA published the 2018 survey results for European Language Industry. In the preamble, it appears to be one of the most successful  surveys from its kind. With 1285 responses from 55 countries, including many outside Europe, this 2018 edition of the European Language Industry survey is the most successful one since its start in 2013. This …

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The GDPR for translators: all you need to know (and do!)

The GDPR for translators: all you need to know (and do!)

1. What is the General Data Protection Regulation? The General Data Protection Regulation, in short GDPR, is a European regulatory framework that is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe. Preparation of the GDPR took four years and the regulation was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Afterwards there was …

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Top 5 Reasons Why Enterprises Rely on Machine Translation for Global Expansion

Top 5 Reasons Why Enterprises Rely on Machine Translation for Global Expansion

SDL published a whitepaper regarding the reasons behind why enterprises rely on Machine Translation for global expansion. SDL stated the case in point in the introduction, which is language barriers between companies and their global customers stifle economic growth. In fact, forty-nine percent of executives say a language barrier has stood in the way of …

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A Gentle Introduction to Neural Machine Translation

A Gentle Introduction to Neural Machine Translation

One of the earliest goals for computers was the automatic translation of text from one language to another. Automatic or machine translation is perhaps one of the most challenging artificial intelligence tasks given the fluidity of human language. Classically, rule-based systems were used for this task, which were replaced in the 1990s with statistical methods. …

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How to become a localization project manager

How to become a localization project manager

Excerpts from an article with the same title, written by Olga Melnikova in Multilingual Magazine.  Olga Melnikova is a project manager at Moravia and an adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She has ten years of experience in the language industry. She holds an MA in translation and localization management and two degrees in …

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NEURAL MACHINE TRANSLATION: THE RISING STAR

NEURAL MACHINE TRANSLATION: THE RISING STAR

These days, language industry professionals simply can’t escape hearing about neural machine translation (NMT). However, there still isn’t enough information about the practical facts of NMT for translation buyers, language service providers, and translators. People often ask: is NMT intended for me? How will it change my life? A Short History and Comparison At the …

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