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Jaap van der Meer meets Women In Localization at the Holiday Inn Camden Hotel in London on November 26th, 2015 The world can be overwhelming, so it’s tempting to try to make it smaller, more controllable. It’s the same with the world of localization. It’s overwhelming, so much content, so many languages. You would like to make it smaller, more manageable. I don’t want to make this a political debate, but I think we, localization professionals, know best that we cannot establish borders and keep them closed. The world is one. And in fact, if you think about it: our work...
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The translation industry is growing, but not fast enough! The amount of content published every day vastly exceeds the amount that can be translated by the few hundred thousand translators in today’s workforce. Machine translation seems to be a part of the solution, yet the world is still waiting for this technology to mature. How do we scale up the translation industry’s capacity for the massive potential opportunity? As part of the TAUS Annual Conference 2015, TAUS invited industry leaders from both the translation buyer and vendor side to talk about what it will take for the industry to innovate. The...
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A short impression of the 7th TAUS QE Summit held October, 2015 at eBay (San Jose, California). We live in a connected world. Data, profiles and preferences are shared to shape new goods  and services. Social media, histories, cookies, playlists and GPS location information dominate the cyber landscape. And data is king. It gives you all the answers. The challenge for business today is to ask the right questions. Business Intelligence is starting to catch on in the translation industry, and with good reason — transforming data into actionable information yields business benefits and helps stakeholders make informed decisions. How can...
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On the 12th and 13th October we held our TAUS Annual Conference in San Jose, California. A record number of people attended - 135 - and we introduced a (perhaps) new tradition of TAUS Haus musicians. The theme of this year’s conference was innovation. In order to progress our industry we need innovators. Not just from inside our industry (we call them insiders), but also from outside of the translation industry (the invaders). So on the program this year was a true Innovation Contest. We invited all innovators to submit a proposal for this contest and out of the submissions we picked...
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Once upon a time in Land of Translations... ... we wanted to know how many words we could produce per month, per day, per hour. How much time we needed to craft human quality translation, post-editing machine translated segments. And we wanted to track the edit distance. Why on Earth?! To find ways to profile translators and post-editors, to set prices, to compare vendors, to categorize content, evaluate MT engine performance... the list is endless but are we doing it right? Productivity tells you how fast a translation was completed. Due to the many variables, however, it will never be a...
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