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Can translation service providers and technology providers meet translation buyers’ requests? How can we evaluate the quality of both source and target within the translation process? How do we measure localization processes? These are just few of the questions that passed the review during the roundtable hosted by TAUS in Barcelona on May 12, 2016. Integration Is Key “There is no more interesting industry than the translation industry nowadays.” These were the opening words of Jaap van der Meer (TAUS Director), who reminded us that we are living the Convergence Era, when translation is a full-fledged utility, available to everyone on...
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On 15 March, the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel in Vienna was transformed into a battlefield of ideas on new trends and topics related to translation automation during a TAUS Roundtable meeting. The Roundtable was organized around questions on the market viability of translation data, on innovative ways of measuring localization effectiveness and on machine translation quality. In the previous TAUS World Tour, participants debated certainties and uncertainties for the future of translation. They concluded that certain content will keep growing explosively, that there is a shift towards speech, video and mobile devices and that the pressure to real-time delivery  is...
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Data is ubiquitous. Data is a buzz word. You hear it all the time. What is data anyway? Summarizing insights from Wikipedia: data as a concept refers to information or knowledge represented by some form (numbers, text, images, graphs etc.). You read every day about big data, dark data, raw data and structured data. What can you do with data? Data can be measured and collected, analysed and processed, leveraged and organised, structured and labelled. And ‘data about data’ equals to metadata. While data applies to various fields, we’ll focus on language data and translation technology in this article. Multilingual data...
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