Machine Translation: Expectations vs. Reality


For quite some time now, Machine Translation has been a powerful linguistic tool that is being used by a wide range of sectors to assist with their translation goals, particularly as it contributes to saving time and money. However, it still requires the touch of human translator-editors to refine its “raw” output. What Is Machine […]

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Technological Advances in Automated Translation


One of the most significant developments in linguistic processing has been the expansion and improvement of translation software. Whereas it was once the case that writers had to hire expensive professionals to manually translate even the most mundane of documents, now there are a host of computer-based translation solutions. Let’s have a look at the […]

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When to Use MT: A Checklist


Ask yourself these ten questions when considering an MT solution: 1. Language combination? Despite the quantum leap in quality achieved since the advent of Neural Machine Translation (NMT), some combinations still perform much better than others. Languages for which there are few available resources, such as minority, regional, endangered, or heritage languages, are poor candidates […]

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Rage Against the Machine Translation: What’s all the fuzz about?


Major corporations like Google or Amazon invest millions of dollars a year in developing machine translation (MT) technology. This could expand MT’s capabilities and its cost saving potential. But while great excitement about the productive aspect of MT can be gauged, there is a much more important investment that is being widely unattended and ignored […]

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Cloud Based Translations: A Living Learning Thing?


  As time goes by, people are amassing larger and more diverse collections of digital belongings. The emergence of Cloud computing has enabled people to move their personal files to online places, creating new digital commodities through online services. However, little is known about how this shift might shape people’s orientations toward their digital possessions […]

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“Interlingua”: One language to rule them all


If you’ve read some of our previous posts, then you already know we are all about evoking apocalyptical scenarios when it comes to the role machines play in postmodern societies and the moral dilemmas posed by our ever growing dependence on technology. That, and making Kubrick film references whenever possible, of course. Well, we might […]

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