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Potawatomi: Endangered Language

At the moment, approximately 3,500 languages are on the verge of extinction. “National Geographic” warned that most of these languages are from Central and South America. One of the main reasons that a language becomes extinct is that they lack written documentation, as they are only spoken languages, and they die off as the last […]

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Interpreters on the Sidelines at the World Cup

The World Cup is still the center of attention for so many of us around the world, capturing our attention on a daily basis. Some teams have had to suffer the unpleasant early trip home already while others have remained to fight it out and earn the right to hoist the coveted Jules Rimet trophy […]

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NeuroTran

The world of translation as well as its markets are always evolving and part of that process is the introduction of automatic translation tools into our daily workflow. We have already looked at Google’s automated translation software and Systran. Let us continue with this subject that is only just now beginning and will continue to […]

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SDL Trados Studio 2009

SDL released the latest version of Trados, SDL Trados Studio 2009. This new tool brings together the independent applications that were used in the past (Workbench, TagEditor, WinAlign, SDLX, Multiterm, et al.) in one practical and easy-to-use interface. First, it is worth highlighting the new file extension that are used in the program: XLIFF: bilingual […]

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MemoQ and SDL Trados Studio 2009

For agencies or translators who work with different programs, MemoQ and SDL Trados Studio 2009 are very compatible. The first impression given by these two programs is that many of their features are exactly the same. They incorporate project management functions into the translation/edition screen; They work with a translation memory, which can be exported […]

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Google and Language Interpretation for Cell Phones

The Times recently reported that Google is looking to progress in its voice technology for cell phones. The company is developing a software that will be able to translate almost instantly on cell phones. This technology would incorporate Google’s ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) to convert the spoken words into text, translate it, and then reconvert […]

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Consecutive Interpretation

Consecutive interpretation can be considered as the most recognizable form of interpretation. Spoken words are interpreted in the target language as soon as the speaker finishes speaking, or in periods of around 10 minutes. This is where the term consecutive applies; the two languages are spoken one after the other. When this type of interpretation […]

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