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Reedeeming the Panlingua

Last week, as if by some sort of divine intervention, I had the privilege of visiting the private home of Xul Solar, one the most significant Argentine artists of our era. “I am a painter, a writer, not an inventor but a re-creator. Father to a panlingua who strives for perfection and which almost no one […]

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Usability: How much is too much?

In our last post on usability, we briefly touched on Machine Translation’s role in the matter and the tools that can be useful to achieve a desired final product. This time, we will focus more on the types of contents or contexts  in which machine translation (MT) is more appropriate and effective standing fornent the […]

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Towards a Paperless Future: Is your Company Ready for the Revolution?

Last time we established that the translation industry is one of the most document-heavy industries around. So why should any of our companies consider going paperless? Well, for as long as we can remember, both clients and translators have been dealing with vast accumulations of paper, printing out numerous manuscripts, writing out billions of letters […]

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MT: Every Titan has its Achilles Heel

We’ve debated many times in the past about the “natural” advantages Machine Translation might have over our fellow translators composed of mere “flesh and bone.” Their lives decaying and finite against the colossal golem that threatens to take over the entire industry, eventually rendering us humans obsolete. Will we become the outdated dusty VCRs of […]

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Is language dying or evolving?

Evolution doesn’t imply improvement or progressive change towards perfection. In a straight darwinian sense, evolution means adapting to one’s environment in order to survive and endure, for the environment is ever changing, and so must we. All living creatures adapt to a constantly mutable environment, and so does language in a very organic, spontaneous and […]

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