Canadian Hiring Controversy Highlights Larger Machine Translation Debate

September 22, 2016

The debate over whether machines will replace humans in the translation industry has again come up in the news – this time the controversy surrounds a new vetting system for hiring freelance translators in Canada.

Do We Speak a Universal Language?

September 15, 2016

A new study published on Monday suggests that there may be a lot more in common between global languages than we think.

Legal Translation's 3 Cs: Cost, Confidentiality and Change

September 14, 2016

Timely translation in a multilingual legal investigation can be a monumental task.

The Power of Language or; Why North Korea Banned Sarcasm

September 14, 2016

News broke this past week that sarcastic language is now banned in North Korea. In a series of mass meetings held over the month of August, representatives of the government warned citizens that phrases such as “this is all America’s fault” are…

Apple's (Embarrassing) Translation Mistake and Other Marketing Blunders

September 13, 2016

As if Apple hasn’t already gotten enough slack recently for not incorporating a headphone jack into its newest iPhone, things got worse last week. Quite a bit worse.

The Voynich Manuscript: Crowdsourcing Failure or Hoax?

September 08, 2016

Translation crowdsourcing has its setbacks, but you’d think the practice could produce an accurate linguistic rendering over the span of 600 years.

How to Combine Human Translators with Machine Technologies

September 08, 2016

The process of one person translating from one language into another, especially when it involves corporate and legal documents, can be very slow and belabored. In a multinational and multilingual investigation that requires hundreds or thousands…

Machine Translation: A Beginner's Guide

September 07, 2016

As new technology continues to improve, we are offered more digital innovations to make tasks easier and more efficient. This is especially true in the world of translation. Machine translation has found a cozy spot in the industry, enabling…

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