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Blockchain and the translation industry: A positive view

What is blockchain technology? Blockchain is the name of a whole new, yet embryonic, technology. As the name states, blockchain is a sequence of blocks or groups of transactions that are chained together and distributed among users. Quoting Don & Alex Tapscott, authors of Blockchain Revolution “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic …

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What is Web Accessibility and how to implement it?

The Web has become an essential part of our lives. Although I do belong to the generation who can very well remember the time without the Internet and the Web, I cannot dare to imagine my life without it now. The way it brought the entire world closer, the immediate access to any piece of …

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Software internationalization pitfalls
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A note from translator to developer

Dear developer, It seems like we are a lot alike: You speak one language, but write in another; so do I. Your work pivots around communication; so does mine. You are addressing the world, “Hello World” 😊; so do I. Your everyday is full of codes and tools and platforms and systems; so is mine. …

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A note from translator to developer
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Is machine translation for me? 5 questions to ask before deciding to use machine translation

Machine translation (MT) is, according to its definition in Cambridge Dictionary, the process of changing text from one language into another using a computer. It is also known as automated translation, given that there is no human translator involved –at least in the first draft– and the translation is produced automatically. But which questions should …

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Are translation tools threatening translation?

The question of whether translation tools (and technology in general) threaten translation depends on many different factors, and, basically, on how people conceive their purpose. The answer is indissolubly tied to how effectively the involved parties can leverage the advantages of technology, identify its disadvantages and set the limits. The first great impact If we …

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How accurate is Google Translate?

We all had texts that needed translation at some point in our lives. In those cases, certain questions have arisen: How much will my translation cost? Can I use Google Translate instead of a professional translator to save money? Will the translation from Google Translate be accurate? While searching for the best solution, there are …

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The effect of technological disruption on localization services

The continuous emergence of new technologies keeps pushing businesses from all sectors and of all sizes to change, or even reinvent, the way they operate. With the promise of simplified workflows, increased productivity and reduced costs, these “disruptive” technologies constantly evolve and bring about an ever-expanding portfolio of applications relevant to many, and perhaps to …

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Translation memory: blessing in disguise?

First things first! It would be wise to clarify right from the start that when we are talking about a translation memory (commonly known as TM), we are not talking about machine translation. Quite the contrary! The translation memory is “man-made” and very much in the spotlight of the translators’ community. A TM is also …

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4 tips for getting started with Machine Translation

There is no doubt that Machine Translation (MT) is nowadays one of the major trends in the translation and localization ecosystem. Everyone is talking and debating about it in social media, blogs, newspapers and at conferences and almost everyone, including businesses, government bodies, translation agencies, technologists and even freelance translators, is trying their hand at …

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