19
Jul

Is Machine Translation a Reality?

There is a lot of talk these days about machine translation. Computers and algorithms can produce better translation results than ever before. But what does this mean for the client who requires high quality translations in a timely manner?  Advancing from Statistical Method Translation (SMT) to Neural Machine Translation (NMT)  A significant advance in automated translation dawned in 2016, when

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5
Oct

Have you ever wondered where Canada’s accent comes from?

The way Canadian English is pronounced is close to the US accent – but it’s still utterly unique and the product of singular forces, writes Thomas Rogers in his story for BBC. Canada has always faced several obstacles in defining itself to the outside world. For one, it’s a thinly populated country of 35 million all too easily overshadowed by

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25
Jan

How Would Reaching an Extra 50M People Impact Your Business?

If you could reach 50M extra potential customers in the USA simply by adding an extra language to your software and documentation, what would that do for your sales? 16% of the US population, or 50.5 million people, is of Hispanic or Latino origin (2010 United States Census). That means there are 50.5 million potential customers and employees who may prefer communications in

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26
Nov

6 Reasons to Have Professionals Localize Your Software or App

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffett If you’ve ever been tempted to use an in-house or machine translator to localize your software, think about the following advantages of outsourcing. 1. Harness Quality Control and Review Procedures Automatic translation tools can be

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5
Nov

5 Important Considerations for Launching Software in a Foreign Market

Thousands of dollars and man hours have been spent researching, developing, strategizing, prototyping, testing, and tweaking the software, and it has successfully launched in the local market. Having assessed the potential returns on investment, your company is ready to transition to the global market. Anyone who has ever tried to assemble a piece of furniture, set up electronic equipment, or

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29
Apr

Why Using a Language Services Company?

One size doesn’t fit all Language services companies, also known as translation agencies, range from a single translator or interpreter to large, multinational corporations. Smart things come in small packages Bigger isn’t always better. It really depends on the type of project you are working on and the type of relationship you need with your vendor. Working with a smaller

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21
Apr

Ever Thought of the Value of Bilingual Website?

Graphic Source : www.caliber.com Data Source: 2011 Census – Map by Maptitude Most businesses develop their websites as a way to promote their business, to advertise their latest information, to showcase products and to be a point of contact to their clients and customers. However, if your website is unilingual, you could be missing out on a larger Canadian audience

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26
Sep

Machine vs. Human Translations

“Language is the source of misunderstandings.” Antoine de St. Exupery, The Little Prince As recognized by machine translation software designers, “even today’s most sophisticated software, however, doesn’t … possess the skill of a professional translator. Automatic translation is very difficult, as the meaning of words depends on the context in which they’re used. … it may be some time before

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