Skype Releases "Skype Translator" - Translation Technology

Posted by Rick Antezana December 17, 2014

For a long time, Skype has been a communication pioneer, and the company has often been considered the gold standard for online video/audio chat. When your company name becomes part of the daily lexicon of terminology ("shall we Skype later?"), then you know you've arrived.

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Topics: Machine Translation, Technology, Translation Technology

Smartling's Global Delivery Network Automates Website Localization

Posted by Josh Kroman December 01, 2014

The second major component of the Smartling translation technology platform is the Global Delivery Network. This could be more aptly named “website localization on the fly”. The Smartling platform connects to your website and responds to requests for localized pages. When users send these requests, the platform is able to detect not only the language being requested, but also the location of the enduser. An appropriate page is served up via Smartling’s servers to the user in real time based on the pre-translated strings of text that you’ve had translated by professional linguists via the platform. 

For those who’ve localized websites before, one of the major challenges is determining your target audience and coding the site to properly serve up content in the manner that the user expects. This means not only serving up the correct language, but also displaying the correct units of measurement, date format and type of currency. Depending on how your website has been built, this can sometimes be a significant challenge.

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Topics: Website Localization, Localization, Translation Technology, Software Localization

Smartling Manages and Delivers Professional Translations

Posted by Josh Kroman November 25, 2014

Smartling’s new approach to localization takes the translation industry by storm

After securing $25 million in venture funding back in May, Smartling raised more than a few eyebrows in the translation industry, especially after securing partnerships with well-known companies like Spotify, British Airways, SurveyMonkey and Tesla. In this blog series we’ll take a look at what the various Smartling tools can do and how they can aid in the translation and localization process.

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Topics: Website Localization, Localization, Translation Technology

What is a Translation Management System and Why Should You Care?

Posted by Rick Antezana August 14, 2014

What is Translation Management?

A translation management system or a global management system is a software suite that “manages” translation automation. The idea of these systems is to take the mundane tasks of processing and tracking translation projects (repetitive work) and leave that to software, while the “human” work like cultural interpretation is left up to the translation experts.

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Topics: Translation, Translation Technology

Is Machine Translation a Good Idea For Business Content?

Posted by Rick Antezana July 31, 2014

Machine translation (MT) has evolved into something very unexpected. The last few years have seen a dramatic jump in the technology that affords businesses the opportunity to use machine translation to save time and money.

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Topics: Machine Translation, Translation Technology

Dynamic Review: iTranslate Voice version 2.0

Posted by Josh Kroman July 24, 2013

Version 2.0 of Sonico Mobile’s popular app iTranslate Voice released early July, and it boasts a few swanky improvements to keep users satisfied.

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Topics: Translation Technology, Mobile Application

Is Machine Translation Leading to Lower Translation Standards?

Posted by Josh Kroman January 24, 2012

Just as calculators have been blamed for children's lack of math skills, could it be that Machine Translation (MT) is to blame for some questionable translation practices? And does MT cause people to have unrealistic expectations for their translation projects?

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Topics: Translation, Machine Translation, Translation Technology

Two Myths that May be Keeping CAT Tools from Broad Use

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet October 10, 2011

Taking advantage of the efficiencies that CAT tools provide is not laziness. It’s a best practice.

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Topics: Translation, Translation Technology

Translation and Language: Technology Round-up

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet August 02, 2011

Stay safe

Google has made its 2-step verification process for all Google accounts available in 40 languages and in more than 150 countries!

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Topics: Translation Technology, Mobile Application

What's new: a recap of language-based iPhone apps

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet March 01, 2011

iPhone app developers are on a roll! It seems we’re introduced to a new translation app every week, and the month of February was no different.

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Topics: Translation Technology, Mobile Application