Linguistics is a fun thing, right?

This category is a catchall for stories that we found interesting, but may not necessarily be related to our core business. However, they are language-oriented and may be funny and/or insightful (or not)!

May 2019: Interesting things we’re reading on translation, localization, and language

By |2019-05-01T15:37:40+00:00May 7th, 2019|Fun With Translation and Language, Translation and Localization|

Home automation, Internet of Things (IoT), and translation: This is an area where the localization aspect of translation will be very important- when we interact with a devices a major barrier is the nuance of the language we use. Alexa, for example, still isn't very good with slang in English. Can't imagine how bad it [...]

Language Intelligence At A Glance [Guide to What We Do]

By |2019-08-19T18:33:31+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Fun With Translation and Language, Interpreting, Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

A quick guide to what we do and finding information on our site We have been in the language business for over thirty years, and like most businesses, things have evolved over those years. This post offers a snapshot of our business as of May 2019.   We’ve included links to sections of our site [...]

Interesting Stuff We’re Reading This Month- April 2019

By |2019-04-03T13:46:00+00:00April 16th, 2019|Fun With Translation and Language, Interpreting, Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

Articles, interesting facts, insights, etc., from others in the translation and language world. Baidu open-sources NLP model it claims achieves state-of-the-art results in Chinese language tasks “The company claims it achieves “high accuracy” on a range of language processing tasks, including natural language inference, semantic similarity, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and question-answer matching, and [...]

Interesting Language-Related Stuff We Read This Month- March 2019

By |2019-04-03T13:53:39+00:00March 26th, 2019|Culture Training, Fun With Translation and Language, Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

Articles, interesting facts, insights, etc., from others in the translation and language world. The Language of Hands: the future of motion-sensing technology “In 2011, Google released an April Fool’s video. They pranked viewers into believing a new Gmail feature allowed users to interact with their inboxes using gestures and body language. On December 31, 2018, [...]

Interesting Stuff We’ve Read This Month: February 2019

By |2019-04-03T14:04:35+00:00February 26th, 2019|Fun With Translation and Language, Market Research Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Articles, interesting facts, insights, etc., from others in the translation and language world Rosetta Stone for iPhone adds AI to identify objects for live translations “Today, language teaching developer Rosetta Stone is taking the next step forward by adding augmented reality and machine learning to its iPhone app, enabling users to identify and translate the [...]

Interesting Stuff We’ve Read This Month: January 2019

By |2019-04-03T14:21:01+00:00January 29th, 2019|Culture Training, Fun With Translation and Language, Going Global Series, Interpreting, Life Sciences Translation, Marketing Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Articles, odd facts, insights, etc., from others in the translation and language world for January 2019 Pros and cons of having an official language or languages “When we think about countries around the world, many of us just assume that each country has one – or more than one – official language. A country’s official [...]

Free Translation Basics eBook Available Now!

By |2019-04-03T14:40:15+00:00December 18th, 2018|Documentation Translation, eLearning Translation, Fun With Translation and Language, Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Multilingual A/V Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

We've developed a new, concise Translation Basics eBook that explains what happens behind the scenes when a translation process is initiated. The eBook looks at translation terminology and tech, translation workflows, and our translator selection process. It was written to help you or a team member get up to speed on how this business works, [...]

The Tom Riddle Translation Paradox

By |2019-04-03T15:13:03+00:00August 20th, 2018|Fun With Translation and Language, Translation and Localization|

Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but intend to, DON’T READ THIS! Over Sixty Languages and an Anagram in Each! Let’s imagine a translation conundrum: You have a hugely successful book series’ character’s name that requires translation into over sixty languages. Translators need to capture the gist [...]

Translation v. Localization Explainer Video with Examples (2 minutes)

By |2019-04-03T15:14:55+00:00August 6th, 2018|Fun With Translation and Language, Translation and Localization|

The NN Group, the leading research and training group for user interface (UI) and user experience (UE) design and testing, has posted a cogent and simple video explaining the differences between translation and localization. Take a minute, its worth it! : https://youtu.be/J7ODeZK8TDI Read our Overview on Entering Global Markets Want more content like this? [...]