The Pros and Cons of Statistical Machine Translation

July 28, 2017

Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) has been on the Machine Translation (MT) scene for some time now. Since its creation, SMT has proved itself to be an invaluable method in MT, shaping the field into what it is today.

Overcoming Barriers: Digital Menus and Multilingual Language Options

July 28, 2017

Digitization has permanently changed many industries over the past decade, and restaurants are no exception.  To keep up with technologically savvy consumers, many restaurants have started to offer digital menus.

OctaveMT Powered By Lucy: Why We're So Excited About Our New Machine Translation Engine

July 26, 2017

This past March, United Language Group (ULG) made a big announcement.

What is Machine Translation Gisting?

July 25, 2017

Machine Translation (MT) can be a daunting subject with its multiple training approaches and long list of terms. Those new to MT can easily get confused when words like SMT, corpus, preprocessing and post editing are thrown around.

Why Google Translate Is Bad For Business

July 25, 2017

In 2014, Brian Krebs made an interesting discovery.

Mobile App Localization: How to Get Started

July 25, 2017

A study shows that companies with localized apps saw 128% more downloads within just the first week of adding more languages. Global consumers want to use apps that are available in their native language.

Localization Strategy Guide – The Cultural Dimensions of Germany

July 21, 2017

To many businesses, Germany is the perfect place for business dealings. It ranks third in both total exports and imports, and has a strong economy that is the largest in Europe and the 5th largest in the world. Its impressive business sector…

SAP Localization 101

July 20, 2017

You’ve probably heard the terms SAP and ERP thrown around if you’ve spent much time navigating the language industry. But what does SAP refer to? And what does it take to complete an international ERP rollout?

The Growing Importance of Arabic in Business

July 18, 2017

When a language gains prominence around the world, there is a rise in the demand for speakers of that language in governments and businesses around the world. Higher salaries and unique job positions attract and motivate employees, while…

Can You Afford to Go Without Translation Services?

July 17, 2017

Oftentimes, getting quality translations isn’t considered to be top priority for a global project or initiative. Why should you have to pay money to translate your content, when you can do it for free on the Internet, or have an employee whose

Global Marketing Guides: Mexico

July 17, 2017

With a population of over 130 million and an expansive group of young, working-age citizens, Mexico is quickly becoming a point of interest for global marketers. Despite significant perks, marketers should note a few unique challenges.

The Many, Many Languages Of the European Union

July 14, 2017

The European Union continues to be a strong proponent of multilingualism, prioritizing and promoting language diversity. That emphasis on multilingualism has permeated many parts of life in the EU. Students often learn at least one foreign…

How Is Translation Priced? Common Methods Used In The Industry

July 14, 2017

If you’re looking to buy translation services, there’s a lot to consider.

Baidu: Navigating the Chinese Market

July 12, 2017

If you are trying to expand globally, you should pay close attention to the Chinese market. China has the most Internet users with 731 million. While the opportunities for digital marketing are bigger than almost anywhere in the world, it remains…

Why Real-Time Translation Earpieces May Not Be Worth the Hype

July 11, 2017

Inevitably, when a new real-time translation earpiece hits the market, media outlets gobble up the news, putting out article after article referring to the new device as the answer to breaking down language barriers, and hailing it as the

With the GDPR, How Will a Data Breach Affect Your Company?

July 06, 2017

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) less than a year away, any company that does business in the EU will soon need to ensure that they’re following regulations on secure customer information, obtaining consent for personal data…

Five Helpful Tips For Optimizing Multilingual SEO

July 05, 2017

If you’re looking to promote your brand across the globe, creating compelling multilingual materials is just one side of the digital marketing coin. Successful international businesses effectively utilize multilingual SEO strategies when going…

The Hero of the American Revolution Who Didn’t Speak English: Honoring Baron von Steuben’s Contributions

July 04, 2017

The Fourth of July is an American holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire in 1776 (sorry ULG’s London office). Like more formal holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving, Americans use this holiday as an excuse…

Speaking Around The Boot: The Regional Languages of Italy

July 03, 2017

When most of us think of the Italian language, Standard Italian comes to mind – “ciao bella, come stai?” and “buon giorno,” and so on. In fact, Toscano, or the Italian originally written by the medieval poet Dante and spoken in the Tuscan region…


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