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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

The Great Debate 2: Multi- vs. Monolingual Futures

Four years ago in June, 2014, TAUS held its Industry Leaders Forum at Clontarf outside Dublin in Ireland. The event’s highlight was a formal debate between Nicholas Ostler, a .. Read More

“Point of Use” - Translation Out of the Wall Revisited

Well over a decade ago, the concept of “translation out of the wall” (TOOTW) was proposed by TAUS’ founder Jaap Van Der Meer in various presentations to the industry. His aim was .. Read More

Celebrating 5 years of QE Summits

In March 2013, TAUS organized their first Translation Quality Evaluation (QE) Summit in Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Microsoft. TAUS had been working on the development of the .. Read More

Introducing DQF Trend Reports

Today almost everyone seems to own some sort of an activity tracker which counts the steps taken, calories burnt and hours slept. The most dedicated users measure their .. Read More

Value of DQF - Business Intelligence at the Macro Level

As the industry is getting closer and closer to adopting the TAUS Dynamic Quality Framework (DQF) as a standard for evaluating translation productivity and quality, we’ve decided .. Read More