Month: November 2018

A Gentle Introduction to Neural Machine Translation

A Gentle Introduction to Neural Machine Translation

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. More recently, deep neural network models achieve state-of-the-art results in a field that is aptly named neural machine translation. Read Full Article.

The Five Types of Localization Project Managers

The Five Types of Localization Project Managers

We’ve zeroed in on 5 distinct types of project managers, and have specifically pinpointed each type’s strengths, as well as the challenges that they likely encounter. The Nimdzi Localization Project Management infographic is based on data collected from over 1,000 project managers working in the language services industry and closely examines the types of localization project managers in terms of their popularity, language skills, ambition, career advancement goals, charisma, and level of seniority. Whether you are curious about what “type” of project manager you are, you are looking to advance, or you are actively searching for your next project manager, this infographic serves to inform and guide you along the way. View Infographic.

Here’s What Happened at the World’s Biggest Machine Translation Conference

Here’s What Happened at the World’s Biggest Machine Translation Conference

Machine translation is not a small part of the EMNLP mega conference and has its own conference stream, called the Conference on Machine Translation (WMT). WMT started out in 2006 as a series of workshops offered at EMNLP and became a full blown conference in its own right in 2016. EMNLP Organizer ACL was in fact originally named the Association for Machine Translation and Computational Linguistics (AMTCL) and changed name in 1962, six years after its founding.

 

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memoQ 8.6 is Here!

memoQ 8.6 is Here!

memoQ 8.6 is our third release in 2018, and we are very excited about the new functionality it brings. The highlight of 8.6 is definitely the aim to pave the way to a more CMS-friendly translation environment, but like previous versions, it includes enhancements in many areas, including integration, terminology, productivity features, file filters, and user experience. Learn more about the most recent version and see how it will help you be even more productive.

 

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Why you need to localize Even if your audience only speaks English

Why you need to localize Even if your audience only speaks English

There are many companies who cater solely to their own language. That is, they only provide products and services in their native tongue, whether that be English, Spanish, French, Chinese, or any of the arguably thousands of living languages spoken around the world. So, if an organization caters to customers who predominantly speak only one language, is there even a need to localize? In one word, yes.

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