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Translation: One of the Most Promising Industries in 2014

Recently Inc. Magazine published an article with the five most promising industries in 2014. It’s no surprise that within that select group are two that go hand in hand: apps, and translation and localization services. Of course, as far as apps are concerned, there isn’t much else to be said. Currently they are undergoing intense […]

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Google Enhances Website Translation Services

Google, which has been offering a free website translation service since 2009, has just added a new feature to this service, making it more interactive, flexible and collaborative. Similar to how the basic Google Translate service works, this new feature allows both the website’s creator and its visitors to tweak the Website Translator plugin’s translation […]

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Communicating Between Countries Just Got Easier

Last Tuesday, Google announced that its email service, Gmail will soon include the option to have emails automatically translated. Although this option had been previously available via Gmail Labs, where Google tests out different features, now this option will appear for all Gmail users. This new feature has important implications for people emailing across languages, […]

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10 Facts You May Not Know About Trados Studio 2009

Over the lifespan of any software technology, there comes a time when updates and new versions are necessary to keep software relevant for our rapidly changing world. Companies, always striving to stay ahead of the curve, find that as soon as they implement one version of software, a newer version is released. The same is […]

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In Defense of Machine Translations

In a previous post (Industrial Translations and MT), I spoke of the industries that have to adapt to the new concept of the “age of discontinuity.” Academics are now wondering: do all sectors have to face this new conception of the economy and the business world? The analysis suggests that some sectors more prone than […]

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Hand-crafted or Industrial…Really a Dilemma?

Obviously, for some, the question will go beyond the limits of the discussion focused specifically on translations. In each answer there will surely be a certain philosophical position reflected. A negative answer most likely will be judged by some as a manifestation of relativism. By contrast, the absolutists say that there is no dilemma and […]

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Machines can’t replace human translators

I realized something the other day while reading a long article that had been translated from Spanish into English and had obviously been put through Google Translate For Translators (GT4T) or a similar program. Machines cannot replace humans! Not yet, anyway. This particular source text was written in very poor Spanish, and parts of it […]

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