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Trusted Translations at TAUS Santa Clara 2011

The TAUS (Translation Automation User Society) User Conference is an annual event focused on automated and machine translations. This year the conference was recently held on October 6-7 in Santa Clara, right before Localization World 2011. The TAUS User Conference The Conference unofficially started on the 5th with some significant activity on Twitter with hashtag […]

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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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Industrial Translations and MT

If you have had a chance to read my previous post “Hand-crafted or Industrial… Really a Dilemma?“, then you are familiar with my opinion on the coexistence of both types of translations. It is time now to discuss the thorny issue of machine translations (MT) and post-editing. In my opinion this version is more suitable […]

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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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Seminar on Industrialization of the Linguistic Sector

It is a reality that the world is advancing and that new technologies are growing in importance in all areas, including our own: translation and interpretation. In fact, I have found dozens of articles about new devices, systems or software that promise to be the ideal “translator substitute”, and it can only seem paradoxical that […]

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Voice Recognition Translator

We have already spoken a lot in other posts on the progress of technology in the field of translation: translation memories, automatic translators, tools for quality control, the list goes on. There are even software programs that allow us to enter text by speech recognition: just install a small program or plug-in to have them […]

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Language-related Technology

Language technology is the result of applying language knowledge to the development of computer systems. We can classify this into two groups: technology of speech and text. Speech Technology * It is now possible for a person to talk to a machine and have the machine understand the information that is transmitted, because the computer […]

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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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