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Acronyms and Abbreviations

There is little consensus in the English world on the distinction between acronyms and abbreviations when dealing with shortened versions of words and phrases. Here are some aspects to consider: Abbreviation The most general term, which loosely applies to all shortening of words or phrases, is “abbreviation”. This term covers all examples, from contracting the […]

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Medical Translations: Drugs and Medications

For translations in the medical field, including for medications, it is especially important to avoid all errors in comprehension, change or suppression of information, since in this case, as opposed to other cases where the consequences are “merely” monetary, here the correct or incorrect translation of a particular word or even getting a dosage wrong […]

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The Translation of Financial Texts

We have mentioned before that it is highly important to work professionally and strictly on translating and revising texts, not only to offer a product that contains the highest quality and is 100% equivalent to the original text, but also to avoid potential problems related to an error-ridden translation, which can, especially when dealing with […]

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The Molto Project

The European Union, aware of the importance of communication between the member countries and their citizens, has decided to finance a project known as Molto, to the tune of 2.3 million euros, that will develop a tool offering translations of a high quality for a large number of language pairs on the Internet. The University […]

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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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