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‘It’s not free’, Don’t talk complicated, Language Extinction, and AI SuperGlue

By |2019-09-17T15:16:08+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

During August we ran into the usual array of odd but interesting articles related to language and culture around the world. On the most basic level, all of these articles are human communication. We look at cultural confusion that can mess up an intended message, how execs on earnings calls can make their message seem [...]

July 2019: Interesting things we’re reading in the translation and localization sphere

By |2019-09-26T19:50:16+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Interpreting, Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

Connected Translation: The new paradigm for the language industry The stats are startling: We are becoming a content-powered economy and the old models for creating distributing, and consuming it are changing rapidly, including the sheer volume of content requiring translation. Content these days is not static, it is responsive and translation workflows must adapt to [...]

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

By |2019-08-19T18:33:31+00:00May 3rd, 2019|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|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 [...]

Overcoming Language Barriers When Entering New Global Markets: A Language Intelligence Overview

By |2019-07-08T18:18:57+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

Language is a major issue when doing business across borders Are you selling your products or services into language markets other than your native language (for the sake of this article, I’ll assume it’s English)? If you are, are you providing documentation, marketing, support, and other information related to your offerings in those markets’ native [...]

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

By |2019-04-03T13:53:39+00:00March 26th, 2019|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, [...]

LGBTQ Terminology and Translation: Do Emerging Identity Definitions Cross Cultural Boundaries?

By |2019-04-03T13:55:07+00:00March 26th, 2019|Interpreting, Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

We recently had a training with a client whose organization provides healthcare options to the LGBTQ communities in our area. Here’s what we learned and the questions raised for localization projects Translation and localization for any outcome is, at its core, a communication challenge. We know that understanding the culture of the target language is [...]

Culture Training: A Key to Your Cross-Cultural Team’s Success

By |2019-04-03T13:57:52+00:00March 12th, 2019|Language Learning|

Don't just examine cultural differences Recently I had the pleasure of reading an informative article by Andy Molinsky, an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Brandeis International Business School. Molinsky’s article “The Mistake Most Managers Make with Cross-Cultural Training", examines cross-cultural teams and how managers often choose traditional culture training programs to help employees succeed. [...]

Bilingual and Multilingual Employees: Vital to Entering Global Markets

By |2019-04-03T14:28:56+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Interpreting, Language Learning, Translation and Localization|

This article is part of our ongoing Going Global Series. See the rest of the series here. Do you have human assets you’re not leveraging? While developing this series on going global for smaller businesses entering other language markets for the first time, the issue of having bi-lingual or multi-lingual employees came to the forefront. [...]

Can Smaller Companies Do Business Globally?

By |2019-04-03T14:38:01+00:00January 2nd, 2019|eLearning Translation, Language Learning, Market Research Translation, Software Translation and Localization|

Two factors that you have to have to address first Note: This article is part of an ongoing series for 2019 on entering global markets. You can find the articles as they are published under the category Going Global Series.   Entering a new language market* requires the ability to communicate and distribute in that [...]