Archive for: June, 2014

Language software business analyzes Tweets for companies

Major hotel chains, credit card companies — even the federal government — are using a Boca Raton company to analyze Tweets and other online content. LinguaSys offers software that can translate and interpret online content in 17 languages: English, Arabic, traditional and simplified Chinese, German, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Malay, Spanish, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese and…

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Dolphin whistle instantly translated by computer

Software has performed the first real-time translation of a dolphin whistle – and better data tools are giving fresh insights into primate communication too. IT was late August 2013 and Denise Herzing was swimming in the Caribbean. The dolphin pod she had been tracking for the past 25 years was playing around her boat. Suddenly,…

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Why translation services is a top industry to start a business

Before you write off translation services as an unsexy business, consider our global economy. From Calcutta to Kalamazoo, the world’s pockets are splitting at the seams with population growth. Since 1980 in the U.S., the Hispanic population has grown from 14.6 million people to nearly 52 million, per the latest Census Bureau tally. Companies are going global…

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Grammar mistakes can ruin your content marketing

I must be getting more sensitive to bad grammar in blog posts, email newsletters and other types of content marketing. These errors glare out from the content and totally distract me from the topic of interest. The sad truth is that these grammar mistakes are found in the material of some of the top content…

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Unbabel launches a human-edited machine translation service to help businesses go global

Today, you can be anywhere in the world in a matter of clicks. Thanks to globalization and the plucky old Information Superhighway, our world is shrinking. Inquisitive globetrotters can pop over to Google Earth, pilot through volcanoes in Hawaii or navigate a few Norwegian fjords and still be home for dinner. Vasco de Gama? Not…

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What’s the most beautiful word in the English language?

What’s the most beautiful word in the English language? Different people, using various criteria, will give a slew of answers. Surveying more than 7,000 English speakers in 46 countries, the British Council decided on “mother” — an unglamorous word, yet one that conveys comfort and the deepness of human relationships. Others on their list include…

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Why grammar isn’t cool – and why that may be about to change

Despite its reputation, grammar is colourful and fascinating. Now experts report a renewed interest in the subject. A 15-year-old boy made headlines last week after writing a passionate letter of complaint to Tesco regarding bad grammar on its bottles of orange juice. Tesco claimed it used the “most tastiest” oranges, rather than “tastiest”, “most tasty” or “distinctly…

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JRR Tolkien translation of Beowulf to be published after 90-year wait

Hwæt! Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author’s version of the epic story is to be published for the first time in an edition which his son Christopher Tolkien says sees his father “enter[ing] into the imagined past” of the heroes. Telling of how the Geatish prince…

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Prioritizing translation decisions in the heavy machinery industry

The global demand for heavy machinery is expected to rise dramatically in the next 12 years, with a projected 70 percent increase in construction output. To fully capitalize on this growing global demand for construction equipment, it’s important to first consider the international regions in which your products will be used and the corresponding language…

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2014 TESOL International Convention & English language expo to bring 7,000 English language educators to Portland, Oregon

The 2014 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo will bring together educators from more than 75 counties in Portland, Oregon USA, for this industry event, which is the largest of its kind. The annual convention is organized by TESOL International Association, the professional association for more than 13,000 teachers of English to speakers of…

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