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Technology may not replace human translators, but it will help them work better

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21642187-technology-may-not-replace-human-translators-it-will-help-them-work-better-say-what TALK into your phone in any of the big European languages and a Google app can now turn your words into a foreign language, either in text form or as an electronic voice. Skype, an internet-telephony service, said recently … Continue reading

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‘UAE becoming capital of translation in Arab world’

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/abeb7f02-073c-49f9-90ab-839b6e1dbec9.aspx SHARJAH: The UAE is establishing itself as the capital of translation in the Arab world, said Philip F. Kennedy, associate professor of Arabic Literature and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University. “There’s a … Continue reading

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Work, in Translation

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703558004574582012163556106 • The Nature of the Work: Translators and interpreters work fluidly with languages, but their responsibilities differ. Translators work with printed copy. Interpreters specialize in the spoken word and serve as liaisons between two parties, such as a doctor … Continue reading

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9 little translation mistakes that caused big problems

http://theweek.com/articles/467838/9-little-translation-mistakes-that-caused-big-problems Knowing how to speak two languages is not the same thing as knowing how to translate. Translation is a special skill that professionals work hard to develop. In their new book Found in Translation, professional translators Nataly Kelly and … Continue reading

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Clearing up the Top 10 Myths About Translation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nataly-kelly/clearing-up-the-top-10-my_b_1590360.html Translation has an impact on virtually every aspect of society, politics, and economics, but how much of what you know about translation is really true? You might be surprised to learn that translation is a highly diverse and complex … Continue reading

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The battle of the translators: man vs machine

http://betanews.com/2015/01/07/the-battle-of-the-translators-man-vs-machine/ Once, machine translation was only possible in a galaxy far, far away — from Star Trek’s Universal Translator to Hitchhiker’s Babel Fish. But now that Microsoft’s Skype Translator enables callers speaking different languages to converse in real-time via machine … Continue reading

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7 times the Onion was lost in translation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/06/02/7-times-the-onion-was-lost-in-translation/ On Sunday, Jack Warner, now a member of Parliament in Trinidad, released a video statement in a bid to defend himself from bombshell allegations of corruption during his time as a vice president of FIFA. In his video, Warner asked … Continue reading

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Karolinska releases English translation of misconduct report on trachea surgeon

http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2015/05/karolinska-releases-english-translation-misconduct-report-trachea-surgeon The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm today released its English translation of a report critical of surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, famous for transplanting tissue-engineered tracheae into more than a dozen people. The report concludes that Macchiarini committed scientific misconduct in publications … Continue reading

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Language Translation: What Global Companies Should Know –

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6066-business-translation-trends.html Imagine having your company’s press release read worldwide, or doing business with prestigious overseas clients. Your small business may not be there yet, but thanks to an increasingly global economy, those dreams are becoming a reality for many companies. … Continue reading

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Getting lost in the translation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3186936.stm Relying on online translation tools can be a risky business, especially if you expect too much of it. For the time being, might translation be something best left to the humans? Not everyone can have a human translator on … Continue reading

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