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Milica Panić Monday, 16 July 2018 in Quality Matters, in DQF

Synergium use case: DQF as a Reliable Risk Management Tool

How an LSP from the Baltics uses TAUS DQF to minimize loss with more efficient and fair billing
By Mindaugas Kazlauskas, CEO of Synergium

Running an effective, profitable translation business while keeping your customers and stakeholders happy is challenging in the era of machine translation (MT). Especially for a relatively small LSP like Synergium. We employ 70 people in-house who manage a few hundreds of freelancers and work with multiple MLVs as clients. When it comes to ensuring gross profit daily, the story about an effective business becomes a story about the effective price negotiation and risk management.

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Andrew Joscelyne Thursday, 21 June 2018 in Nunc est Tempus

Evaluating the Modern Translation Pipeline: Buyers vs. Suppliers

TAUS recently held two webinars on how major industry players – buyers and suppliers - perceive the current challenges in the translation industry, ranging from tools, via NMT to datafication and more.

We used our “Modern Translation Pipeline” (MTP) model as a benchmark for measuring progress and ideas. And we discovered some interesting developments in terms of quality measurement, jobs, communities and data applications.

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Lilico Hara Monday, 11 June 2018 in TAUS Events

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 struggling and trying to find an effective way to live with neural machine translation. So, am I.

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Şölen Aslan Thursday, 17 May 2018 in TAUS Events

Shall We Meet at a Knowledge Café?

Discussions around how the robots will take over and human interaction will be replaced by bot interaction are sweeping across almost every social scene. Recently, companies like Amazon and Starbucks have announced new innovations that intentionally minimize the need to interact with other people even further. Although online shopping still sometimes requires you to open the door to a postman, even that basic interaction is under siege. This shift away from human interactions has been decades in the making, but with technological developments offered at lower cost it’s now gained pace.

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Wendy Wong Monday, 07 May 2018 in TAUS Events

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 machine translation (MT) and machine learning (ML), and how these innovations can help Chinese businesses engage with a global audience. The annual event also championed innovation in the language services industry and the development of certain translation technologies.

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Jaap van der Meer Monday, 07 May 2018 in GDPR

Three Good Reasons to Celebrate GDPR

Data are indispensable in almost any business and industry these days. The translation and content delivery industry is no exception. Data are the key to efficiency improvements (think of machine translation and translation memory leveraging) and to quality control and process management and automation. TAUS has a unique position in the global translation industry as a neutral and independent language data network.

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Milica Panić Wednesday, 25 April 2018 in TAUS QE Summit '18

New Era of Quality: Dynamic, Data-driven and Decentralized

Report on the 13th TAUS QE Summit that took place on April 11, 2018 at Microsoft (Dublin, Ireland).

Technologies sometimes evolve at a faster pace than we as humans are able to keep up to. Powered by technology, intelligent platforms, automated workflows and efficient distribution processes, translations easily become invisible and so does the workforce behind it. In an effort to rely on technology to help us do our work and continuously measure and manage its increasing impact on our future, we need to be able to dynamically adjust our requirements, make decisions that are based on data and not opinions and finally, put our trust in the power of distributed, invisible workforces. That also counts for the way we evaluate translation quality.

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Andrew Joscelyne Thursday, 19 April 2018 in Translation '22

Chris Pyne: Continuous Growth and Adaptation

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

TAUS spoke with Chris Pyne, Senior Manager Partner Development at SAP. 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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Andrew Joscelyne Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Ivan Smolnikov: The Slow Pace of Fast Change

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

TAUS spoke with Ivan Smolnikov, CEO and founder of Smartcat. 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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TAUS Game Changers in Asia: Introducing the Winner

For the past years we have been organizing the TAUS Game Changers Innovation Contests, but always on the west coast of North America. It was time to look towards the East and find out more about the innovations happening in China. Nine companies signed up to join the contest, a majority of them Chinese or China-based. As always, each presenter had 6 minutes only to showcase why their perspective, idea, or technology is the most innovative and game changing. Never before have the presenters been so amazing at finishing their presentation before the 6 minutes were over.

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