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21/06/2021
Language Technology
If you are involved in international SEO, you may occasionally want to do a Google search to find out how your keywords rank in a particular spot on the world . Below, you may find some ways to do this. First of all, you should know that since 2017 it’s not enough to only type in google.fr or google.it to search in a specific country. Google no longer takes into account the local version used,...
05/03/2021
Language Technology
If you are interested in joining the digital age and discovering its endless possibilities, you have come to the right place. Today I’d like to take a closer look at application of Zoom . I'm pretty sure you've already heard of Zoom, but in case you don't know what it is, here's a link where you can find some information and get up to speed on its interpreting features. As can be seen on a daily...
01/01/2021
Language Technology
When in 1999, as a translation student, I agreed to review a machine translation on HP servers, I was convinced that machine translation would never be able to come close to human translation . [TOC] For 3 years now, I can no longer say the same . Surely you have heard about " deep learning " and " big data ”. These two concepts are related and are undoubtedly the main characters of the greatest...
29/12/2020
Language Technology
In a world where the Internet has become the main driver of economic exchanges, it is essential to broaden your horizons in order to increase your company's turnover abroad. Localization and translation of websites and mobile applications into the most commonly used languages is therefore of utmost importance. The most spoken languages , which are mainly three, do not necessarily have the same...
03/12/2020
Language Technology
Any 21st century translator would prefer to be dead than to translate the way it was done in the 1970s. New generations of translators don't think of having to go to a library to consult encyclopaedias or dictionaries that have become filthy from years of use! The typewriter , the professional tool of the library translator, was discontinued in 2011 . It was in this year that the last factory...
24/03/2020
Language Technology
These days, machine translation tools are everywhere, from instantaneous translators or voiceover translators to context dictionaries. However, since its existence, its reliability has been the subject of controversy. Where are they today, in 2020? Can we trust an automatic translation tool in 2020? What are your limits? How have they progressed? [TOC] 1. The advances are more than admirable In...
26/11/2019
Language Technology
The medical translator is a specialized professional translator with an essential role: to translate medical content for health professionals or for patients. In both cases, the profession is very demanding and requires many skills such as rigour and confidentiality , apart from the 4 requirements indicated below. [TOC] 1. Knowing the medical language This first competition may seem obvious...
19/11/2019
Language Technology
The automatic translators, including Google's, are constantly trying to improve by making significant improvements. Still, Google is always lagging behind, sometimes offering catastrophic translations. Here are 5 reasons why you should not use it for professional translations . [TOC] 1. Inaccurate translations Google's translations are quite well known for often giving very inaccurate results. It...
20/05/2019
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...