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20/02/2019
Language Technology
Yesterday, changing the dial of the radio fleeing from advertising, I arrived at BBC Radio 2 where they argued that we live in a world of constant and rapid change, where nothing remains stable and where things arrive and then leave. This reflection was made in relation to music, but is directly transferable to many professional areas. I am sure that if you think about your own profession and...
08/03/2018
Language Technology
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 closed its doors in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Over 3,900 exhibitors displayed the global trends in the field of innovation at the largest technological fair of the year. The development of artificial intelligence in the field of languages and wearable technology particularly caught our attention. One of the latest developments is about to become a...
07/12/2017
Language Technology
In the majority of cases, websites are managed by Content Management Systems (CMS). There are Content Management Systems, such as Magento , which offer the distinctive feature of exporting text for translation along with part of the HTML code. [TOC] One of the technical challenges associated with translating a website is the management of HTML codes. Generally, websites can be designed and...
21/11/2017
Language Technology
Advances made in artificial intelligence and their application to the field of machine translation never cease to amaze us. Although we tend to dwell on the errors produced by machine translation, the truth is that the results obtained are getting better and better over time. Initially, the software used simply substituted one word for another, without taking the context into account. This system...
28/03/2017
Language Technology
Translation is an activity that lends itself easily to professional intrusion , after all anyone with a computer and knowledge of a second language can translate . However, there are people that have academic training in translation and earn a living by translating, dedicating themselves completely to this activity. It is no less true that there are people who, due to circumstances in their life...
01/01/2003
Language Technology
Material for this article was drawn from a talk the author presented to members of the New York Circle of Translators on October 22, 2002. A portion of this article also appeared in the December issue of the Gotham Translator, the NYCT newsletter. Localization: “Customizing software for a particular country. It includes the translation of menus and messages into the native spoken language as well...
01/01/2003
Language Technology
The Need for Translation Technology Advances in information technology (IT) have combined with modern communication requirements to foster translation automation. The history of the relationship between technology and translation goes back to the beginnings of the Cold War, as in the 1950s competition between the United States and the Soviet Union was so intensive at every level that thousands of...