Creative Destruction in the Localization Industry

Creative Destruction in the Localization Industry

Excerpts from an article with the same title, written by Ameesh Randeri in Multilingual Magazine.  Ameesh Randeri is part of the localization solutions department at Autodesk and manages the vendor and linguistic quality management functions. He has over 12 years of experience in the localization industry, having worked on both the buyer and seller sides. Te concept …

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Mastering the art of Transcreation

Mastering the art of Transcreation

Former British beauty queen, glamour model and celebrity Danielle Lloyd wanted a classy tattoo. Aside from the fact that classy tattoo is an oxymoron of the first order, her head-on collision with Latin is an object lesson in the importance of good translation. Her shoulder was supposed to read “To diminish me will only make me …

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Nimdzi Language Technology Atlas

Nimdzi Language Technology Atlas

For this first version, Nimdzi has mapped over 400 different tools, and the list is growing quickly. The Atlas consists of an infographic accompanied by a curated spreadsheet with software listings for various translation and interpreting needs. As the language industry becomes more technical and complex, there is a growing need for easy-to-understand materials explaining available …

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Is There a Future in Freelance Translation? Let’s Talk About It!

Is There a Future in Freelance Translation? Let’s Talk About It!

While the demand for translation services is at a record high, many freelancers say their inflation-adjusted earnings seem to be declining. Why is this and can anything be done to reverse what some have labelled an irreversible trend? Over the past few years globalization has brought unprecedented growth to the language services industry. Many have …

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The Language Industry According to LinkedIn

The Language Industry According to LinkedIn

Professional networking site LinkedIn has continued to grow since it was acquired by Microsoft for a whopping USD 26.2bn in late 2016. The site now has more than 500 million users and reportedly generated USD 1.3bn in revenues in the first quarter of 2018. While many people continue to see LinkedIn as an online version of their …

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SDL Cracks Russian to English Neural Machine Translation

SDL Cracks Russian to English Neural Machine Translation

On 19 June 2018, SDL published a press release to announce that its next-generation SDL Neural Machine Translation (NMT) 2.0 has mastered Russian to English translation, one of the toughest linguistic Artificial Intelligence (AI) problems to date. SDL NMT 2.0 outperformed all industry standards, setting a benchmark for Russian to English machine translation, with over …

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Six takeaways from LocWorld 37 in Warsaw

Six takeaways from LocWorld 37 in Warsaw

Over the past weekend, Warsaw welcomed Localization World 37 which gathered over 380 language industry professionals. Here is what Nimdzi has gathered from conversations at this premiere industry conference. 1. A boom in data processing services A new market has formed preparing data to train machine learning algorithms. Between Lionbridge, Pactera, appen, and Welocalize  – …

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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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