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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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Anne-Maj van der Meer Tuesday, 03 April 2018 in TAUS Events

Proud Moment: TAUS Director Jaap van der Meer appointed as Honorary Professor of Beijing Culture and Language University

On Wednesday 21 March, 2018, TAUS Director Jaap van der Meer received the title of ‘Honorary Professor’ from the Beijing Language and Culture University for his outstanding achievements in the global translation industry. For this occasion he was invited to give a guest lecture to the students of Translation Studies Faculty of the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU).

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Anne-Maj van der Meer Tuesday, 03 April 2018 in TAUS Events

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 actually be an annual event on our calendar. This was the first TAUS conference ever hosted by a university, namely the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU).

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Andrew Joscelyne Tuesday, 27 March 2018 in Datafication of Translation

Time to Build a Language Data Market?

Translation automation has recently experienced a major shakeup – the emergence of neural MT*. This marks the start of a new journey of exploration into the opportunities and limitations of machine learning (ML) in translation and language technology more generally.

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Andrew Joscelyne Tuesday, 13 March 2018 in Nunc est Tempus

Let us Introduce you to the New TAUS Spokesperson

Voice of the Customer! Paula Shannon shares her insights on the future of the translation industry. And joins the TAUS Community!

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Jaap van der Meer Thursday, 15 February 2018 in Translation Innovation

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 visitor and host are totally helpless and hopeless when trying to talk to each other. That is much less the case in Europe and North America where English often becomes the ‘langue véhicule’ for tourists and business men.

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Mark Seligman Monday, 12 February 2018 in TAUS Events

First Time Ever: Live Automatic Interpretation on the TAUS Stage

The TAUS Asia Conference in Beijing on March 22-23 is shaping up as exciting. Here’s a sneak preview from my own vantage point.

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Dace Dzeguze Thursday, 08 February 2018 in TAUS Events

Bright Minds of the Industry, We Need You!

“Find two Latvians, they’ll form three political parties”, goes a saying about the Latvian tendency to oppose each other. Even if they share common values and goals, they’ll find something to disagree over and waste time in petty quarrelling while diverging from the issues that really matter. As a result, they end up with multiple, often contradicting solutions to the same problem and poor reputation among their neighbors.

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