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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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The History of Machine Translation

In recent years, machine translation has become a commonplace element in translation agencies. A good post-editing of a machine translation can produce the same results as a conventional translation and editing. However, not everyone knows this procedure, especially translators and editors. Although post-editing is a process that is already well known and frequently used in […]

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Videos from TAUS Santa Clara 2011 Online

Videos of presentations and panels at the recent TAUS User Conference in Santa Clara are now available on YouTube for everyone. The links below will take you to playlists on specific themes: target=”_blank”>The multilingual web – “beyond the translate button” target=”_blank”>Open Translation Platforms target=”_blank”>TAUS members share Moses-related tools, making others’ lives easier target=”_blank”>The Great Interoperability […]

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Do You Know the Difference Between Pre-editing and Post-editing?

Some of you may have heard of a new translation field called post-editing. Post-editing, as described here is the “examination and correction of the text resulting from an automatic or semi-automatic machine system to ensure it complies with the natural laws of grammar, punctuation, spelling and meaning, etc.” (Draft of European Standard for Translation Services, […]

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How to Distinguish Between Different Degrees of Post-editing

You may already know that post-editing is the “examination and correction of the text resulting from an automatic or semi-automatic machine system to ensure it complies with the natural laws of grammar, punctuation, spelling and meaning, etc.” (Draft of European Standard for Translation Services, Brussels, 2004). However, you might not already know that there are […]

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