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Human Translation Services [VIDEO]

Human Translations: The Path to Professional Quality Professional Human Translation Services In the world of translations, there has been significant emphasis on the development of technology and automatic machine translations.  As we will see the next couple of minutes, the use of humans is still essential to achieving professional quality in translations. As you can […]

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Evaluating SymEval

SymEval is a tool written in Python for measuring the effort invested in the Post-Editing (PE) process. It reports the edit distance between segments in two different translations using the Levenshtein algorithm. To test SymEval we first prepared four TMX files. The first one had the source and the result of translating it with an […]

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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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Linguistic Pre-edition

Pre-edition, as we have seen in other posts, may include several procedures: a text can be pre-edited both from the point of view of the format as well as the text itself and any of its typographical errors. The handling of the format in all its forms: tables, images, text boxes, tables of contents, headers […]

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Automatic Translation of Technical Files

Automatic translation, also for these purposes referred to as machine translation, is a component of Computational Linguistics and represents the intersection of Translation and Information Technology to explore the functions of the software that can translate text from one language to another in a legible manner. Alan Melby, PhD in Computational Linguistics and professor at […]

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Can Post-editing Be Used Every Time?

We have seen in previous posts that post-editing is the human process of reviewing a text translated by a machine to give it grammatical and semantic sense to a particular text. But can this system be used in all cases? As an option, it can be used, but at times it is not profitable or efficient […]

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