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Geolinguistic Shifts

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

Participant Perspective: Looking Back at TAUS Executive Forum 2018

TAUS Executive Forum in Tokyo was held in May 16-17, 2018, hosted by Oracle Japan. Most of the participants were from local language service providers, who, I suppose, are .. Read More

Participant Perspective: Looking Back at the TAUS Asia Conference

TAUS Asia Conference returned to Beijing in March, and welcomed business leaders and academics from across the Asia Pacific region. The event focused on major developments within .. Read More

What happened at the TAUS Asia Conference 2018?

 On 22-23 March, 2018, part of the TAUS team was in Beijing for the TAUS Asia Conference. It was the sixth time that TAUS came to China, but we quickly realized that it should .. Read More

Why Translation Innovation Starts in Japan

It takes just a day of wandering in Tokyo as a non-Japanese speaker to understand why translation innovation starts in Japan, and much less so in other places of the world. Both .. Read More

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 .. Read More

Demystifying the African Localization Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

In my quest to better understand the opportunities and challenges of the African translation industry, I recently traveled from West to East Africa. Because the global demand for .. Read More

Talk to the Heart: Localizing Long-Tail Languages

During the TAUS Annual Conference 2016 in October, panelists will discuss "How to deliver high-quality translations for long-tail languages". This blog post is written in .. Read More

Innovation, Made in China

The question is: are we all on the same evolutionary path? Or do some of us take different turns, make shortcuts and even arrive in different places? The TAUS Executive Forum on .. Read More