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Andrew Joscelyne Monday, 20 November 2017 in Translation '22

Eric Liu: Translation World Shifting from English-Centric to Chinese-Centric

Captains of the Translation Industry Talk About the Single Biggest Thing They've Learnt

TAUS spoke with Eric Liu, General Manager of Alibaba Language.

At the core of the conversation lies this question: ‘What is the single biggest lesson that you have learnt about the translation industry?’’

Eric Liu: I come from a cosmopolitan background, being born in China and studying in the US, and gained experience of cross-border business when I was young. I then started my own crowdsourcing company in China in 2011 to improve localization in the country. Due to this, the biggest thing I learnt about the industry was that people who do not work in translation have a very hard time grasping facts about languages apart from their own. They simply don’t realize what it means for other people to need versions of content in their own language.

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Andrew Joscelyne Monday, 13 November 2017 in Translation '22

Christophe Djaouani: Bringing Relevance to Verticalization

Captains of the Translation Industry Talk About the Single Biggest Thing They've Learnt

TAUS spoke with Christophe Djaouani, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Donnelley Language Solutions. At the core of the conversation lies this question: “What is the single biggest lesson that you have learnt about the translation industry?”

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Şölen Aslan Friday, 10 November 2017 in Quality Matters

Towards Social Robots: Best Way to Evaluate MT Outputs?

What is the single most important element that is present in every translation or localization workflow? There is one process that cannot be eliminated from any type of translation or localization task, which is evaluation. This process becomes even more important when it comes to machine translation (MT).

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Andrew Joscelyne Thursday, 02 November 2017 in Datafication of Translation

Datafication in the Translation Industry: Will West Meet East?

 TAUS has recently staged two successful webinars on datafication (Datafication in Europe Webinar Recording and Datafication in China Webinar Recording), one focused on data collection projects in Europe, the other on business developments around language data in China. Taken together, they revealed a striking contrast between the central role of public administration concerns in Europe and the rise of a private translation data marketplace in China.

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