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Google Helping Computers Read and Hear Words

Google Helping Computers Read and Hear Words

Google is currently working on ways to refine how computers read language.

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Could a Poor Translation Kill You?

Could a Poor Translation Kill You?

No inquest has returned a verdict of death by bad translation - but poor translations in healthcare and law could seriously damage your health.

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eBay Using Machine Translation to Support Russian Expansion

eBay Using Machine Translation to Support Russian Expansion

eBay is trialling a default program on its Russian site in a bid to target additional customers.

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Toddlers Translate ‘Strange’ Accents

Toddlers Translate ‘Strange’ Accents

Children as young as two years old have been found to be uncannily adept at “translating” accents they have never previously heard.

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The Challenges of Translating for African Audiences

The Challenges of Translating for African Audiences

No other continent is as proud, passionate and diverse as Africa. But The Dark Continent also brings distinctive challenges too.

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The Pitfalls of Quotation Translations

The Pitfalls of Quotation Translations

The aim of translation is usually to communicate, clarify and illuminate. However, the complex and nuanced nature of language means just the opposite can sometimes occur.

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Babies are Born With a Fundamental Knowledge of Language

Babies are Born With a Fundamental Knowledge of Language

New study shows that people are born with a fundamental knowledge of language and an in-bred biological instinct of sound patterns.

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Native Languages in Most Commonwealth Countries Face Extinction

Native Languages in Most Commonwealth Countries Face Extinction

Indigenous languages are facing up to the very real prospect of extinction as the influence of English continues to spread worldwide.

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Is French the Language of the Future?

Is French the Language of the Future?

French could just be the language of the future – leaving the likes of English and Mandarin trailing in its wake.

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Award-winning global translation agency, ISO certified

Award-winning global translation agency, ISO certified

TranslateMedia is a global translation agency with offices in London, New York, Paris, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong and Austin, Texas.

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Cornish Language Receives Funding Boost

Cornish Language Receives Funding Boost

The UK Government has announced £120,000-worth of funding for the Cornish Language Partnership.

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International Filmmakers Hail The Art of Subtitles

International Filmmakers Hail The Art of Subtitles

One area of growth in the India film industry is the translation of Tamil films into a number of languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi and Bengali.

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New Technology Could Transform the Translation Industry

New Technology Could Transform the Translation Industry

Thirty years ago it was almost unimaginable that many of us would be carrying a computer in our pocket. New technology is currently being developed that makes the smartphone seem quaint.

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Translated Fiction Key to Better Understanding

Translated Fiction Key to Better Understanding

Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan is calling on the Chinese and Turkish Governments to promote translated works of literature.

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Multilingual Digital Marketing to Drive Tourism in Greece

Multilingual Digital Marketing to Drive Tourism in Greece

This week a conference took place in Athens about the potential of digital marketing in driving Greece’s tourism sector.

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China’s Tencent in Ecommerce Push with 15% Stake in jd.com

China’s Tencent in Ecommerce Push with 15% Stake in jd.com

The battle for online supremacy in China has heated up this week with Asia’s largest internet company, Tencent, buying a 15% stake in JD.com.

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What’s in a Name: Film Titles Lost in Translation

What’s in a Name: Film Titles Lost in Translation

The right translation can be crucial for many aspects of big business, and business doesn’t get much bigger than Hollywood.

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The Brain Processes Music Like Language

The Brain Processes Music Like Language

Research suggests the brain uses its syntactic areas to process communication in general – whether it’s language or music.

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Microsoft Develops Welsh Language Tool

Microsoft Develops Welsh Language Tool

The Welsh Assembly has joined forces with computing giant Microsoft to develop a Welsh translation system.

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Personal Digital Assistants: A Modern Love Story

Personal Digital Assistants: A Modern Love Story

The latest personal digital assistant is Microsoft’s Cortana, named after an artificially intelligent character in Microsoft's Halo sci-fi video game series.

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