Translation Technology

Translation is a discipline driven by tech. At Language Intelligence we have an internal software team developing our own workflow applications. We also use specialized software across our various specializations. And yes, machine translation is a game changer…

Using XML for Market Research Survey Translation

By |2019-04-03T13:57:00+00:00March 19th, 2019|Market Research Translation, Translation Technology|

Here at Language Intelligence, we work with many market research clients. We’re all too familiar with the usual challenges of survey translation—an error-prone overlay process, tight turnaround times, last minute updates . . . the list goes on. Usually, the common denominator that exacerbates these challenges is the practice of translating within a Microsoft Word [...]

Are PDFs really that problematic?

By |2019-04-03T13:58:53+00:00March 12th, 2019|Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

File this one under How To Save on Translation Costs If you want to reduce the cost and shorten the timelines of your translation projects, the answer might be much simpler than you think. The first question you need to ask yourself is, “What file format do I usually submit for quoting?” If the answer [...]

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 [...]

Does Your Translation Vendor Understand Your Business?

By |2019-04-03T14:08:32+00:00February 21st, 2019|Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Training & eLearning Translation Articles, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Why it’s Important to Use a Specialist Language Service Provider (LSP) Translation covers a lot of territory, most of it much more complex than sending a block of text to a linguist and having a translation returned as another block of text. Virtually every translation we do requires an understanding of the intent and purpose [...]

Your New Secret Weapon for Survey Translation Quality Control

By |2019-04-03T14:12:22+00:00February 19th, 2019|Market Research Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Online Translation Testing (OTT): What is it and how can it impact your international surveys? Imagine this scenario... Your translation company used all of their best survey translators for all of your target languages. The survey translation and review were completed by qualified linguists, and you're confident that you've received a quality translation. But after [...]

Software Localization Process: Part 3, Validation

By |2019-04-03T14:13:30+00:00February 12th, 2019|Software Localization Series, Software Translation and Localization, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

– Oops I broke your software – This is Part 3 of our in-depth series on the software localization process. So far we’ve talked about setting yourself up for international software success by planning ahead and thinking about things like language requirements, terminology, and context throughout the process. This week, we’ll look at software validation. [...]

Translating Help Desk and Knowledge Base Documentation

By |2019-04-03T14:14:36+00:00February 12th, 2019|Documentation Translation, Life Sciences Translation, Manufacturing Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Customer support for technical products and services is a big enough nightmare in your native language, i.e. the language the product or service is developed in. Adding multiple languages can multiply the headaches. However, if your tech content team plans their processes with the understanding that multiple languages will be needed, you can simplify the [...]

Software Localization Process: Part 2, Terminology Management

By |2019-04-03T14:17:27+00:00February 5th, 2019|Documentation Translation, Software Localization Series, Software Translation and Localization, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

This is the second installment of our in-depth series about the software localization process. Last week we looked at some steps of the initial steps in the process, such as identifying your target languages and project specs, how to plan for updates, and why translating your software is important. In the middle of a large [...]

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 [...]

Software Localization Process: Part 1 Preparation

By |2019-04-03T14:25:28+00:00January 29th, 2019|Documentation Translation, Going Global Series, Software Localization Series, Software Translation and Localization, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

This is the first article in a series addressing the questions we see most during the software localization process. This week we’ll start with the basics, like how to set up your localization process, how to choose the right languages, and why you should translate your products in the first place. See other articles relevant [...]