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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 Will we become the outdated dusty VCRs of […]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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Rage Against the Machine Translation: What’s all the fuzz about?

Major corporations like Google or Amazon invest millions of dollars a year in developing machine translation (MT) technology. This could expand MT’s capabilities and its cost saving potential. But while great excitement about the productive aspect of MT can be gauged, there is a much more important investment that is being widely unattended and ignored […]

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The 1st Millennial: is the Translation Industry the next victim on the list?

Ok, so last time you had to read me whining about how the millennial generation threatens to destroy the translation industry, among many other casualties on their way to obliterating western civilization as we know it.   A tad overdramatic, I’ll give you that, but let’s face it: It was that crude tabloid-like, yellowish sensationalism, […]

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