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Translation Quality - a Hygiene Factor that Needs to be Done Right

We rarely think of linguistic quality when done right. Because then it is not necessarily seen as a differentiator or a success factor. It is when the mark gets missed that .. Read More

Fixing the Translation Ecosystem: Politicians and Policymakers

How closely should the translation ecosystem pay attention to the wider orbit of government action and global power struggles in achieving its goals? Read More

Language Data in an Idea Pot: Notes from the TAUS Data Summit 2018

The TAUS Data Summit 2018 hosted by Amazon in Seattle, brought owners and producers of language data together with the ‘power users’ and MT developers to learn from each other and .. Read More

Fixing the Translation Ecosystem

For as long as there has been a translation industry there has been severe competition, first around craftsmanship and later also among tools and technology. Hundreds of thousands .. Read More

Iconic Translation Machines and Translators Without Borders win TAUS Game Changer Innovation Contest Awards 2018

15 October 2018, Vancouver, BC - TAUS, the language data network for the global language and translation industries, has just held its Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC (Canada). .. Read More

Dragomans Become Promoters of Intangible Cultural Heritage

As also pointed out in the TAUS Translators in the Algorithmic Age Report, the search for a better name that combines the many roles translators take on these days has been going .. Read More

There is a Word for it: Hygge and Other Untranslatables

Do you ever visit the kiosks at the shopping mall? Did you ever go kayaking? Do you eat yogurt? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, congratulations: you speak some .. Read More

Blockchain: When the Token Economy Meets the Translation Industry

“The language services and blockchain technology could be considered a match made in heaven,” says Peggy Peng, the founder of Singapore LIC (Language Information Communication) .. Read More

The Great Debate 2: Artificial primacy of English is being forgotten.

I thank Lane for his kind remarks about our 2014 debate (see Lane Greene's blog), and in particular about what I had said. I don’t dispute the factual claims he makes for now: the .. Read More

The Great Debate 2: MT simply can't win this race.

In 2014, I took part in a lively and enjoyable debate with an intellectual hero, Nick Ostler. Our topic was whether English or MT was the “language” of the future. As we were in .. Read More