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When to Use MT: A Checklist

Ask yourself these ten questions when considering an MT solution: 1. Language combination? Despite the quantum leap in quality achieved since the advent of Neural Machine Translation (NMT), some combinations still perform much better than others. Languages for which there are few available resources, such as minority, regional, endangered, or heritage languages, are poor candidates […]

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Faithful vs. Effective Translations

A Bridge Too Far Most of the time, when we describe a good translation, we refer to the concept of fidelity. We believe the target text should be true to the source, respecting its style as well as the things it describes. However, at times, translators run the risk of over-egging the pudding, so to […]

A Presidential Challenge

Translating and interpreting for the President of the United States has always been a challenging undertaking. The current administration is no exception. First of all, there is the problem of translating campaign slogans. “Make America Great Again” may be a simple English sentence but translating it to Spanish for example, is more difficult than it […]

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Infamously “Untranslatable”

During the process of localizing a text, unforeseen events may arise that imply an extra effort on the part of the translation team; from technical or specific vocabulary, to terms with different meanings or connotations in other languages. Nothing that a little research and dedication can’t solve. Many glossaries, term bases and style guides are […]

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