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Social Media and Machine Translation: A Recipe for Disaster?

Social Media and Machine Translation: A Recipe for Disaster?

Can you trust a machine to translate your social media messages without inadvertently causing offence by not understanding humour or sarcasm

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The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Oxford comma is an optional comma that clarifies the meaning of a sentence, and is also known as the serial or Harvard comma.

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Neanderthals and Early Humans Shared Common Language

Neanderthals and Early Humans Shared Common Language

A recent study argues that not only did Neanderthals and modern humans interact and interbreed, but they also shared some elements of speech and language.

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Punctuation in Different Languages

Punctuation in Different Languages

The rules of punctuation vary greatly between languages.

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Can the Language You Speak Affect Your Finances and Health?

Can the Language You Speak Affect Your Finances and Health?

Keith Chen, behavioral economist at Yale University, explains the connection between how you feel about the future and how your language forces you to talk about it.

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The Importance of Security in the Internet Age

The Importance of Security in the Internet Age

Reports are published weekly on cyber criminals’ attempts to access personal details within the databases of high-profile internet organizations.

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Loan Words in the English Language

Loan Words in the English Language

Throughout the history of our language, English has been adding thousands of words to its lexicon by acquiring new words from other, often unrelated, languages.

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6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success

6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success

6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success. Many UK online businesses are becoming increasing reliant on global demand to increase profitability.

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Localization Increases Conversion by an Average of 70%

Localization Increases Conversion by an Average of 70%

Clients witnessed a 20% increase in conversion when landing pages and ads were translated into the local language and a staggering 70% when their client’s websites were fully localized.

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The Top 5 Constructed Languages in Films and TV Shows

The Top 5 Constructed Languages in Films and TV Shows

Constructed languages are used for fantasy literature, science-fiction films, and video games, because they give fictional worlds an extra touch of realism.

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How Technology Can Help Children Learn Different Languages

How Technology Can Help Children Learn Different Languages

It is no exaggeration to say that knowing a second language, a foreign language, is more significant and perhaps more useful that it has even been in the history of humankind.

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5 Tips for Implementing Successful International Search Campaigns

5 Tips for Implementing Successful International Search Campaigns

TranslateMedia has some tips on how to better manage international search marketing campaigns.

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The Perils of Poor Translation

The Perils of Poor Translation

If your organisation is creating communications intended for a global audience, you need a professional translator.

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Can Machine Translation Help Us Understand Animals?

Can Machine Translation Help Us Understand Animals?

It has long been accepted by scientists that humans are not the only animals capable of communicating. The study of animal communication, sometimes called zoosemiotics, has played an important part in ethology, sociobiology and the study of animal cognition.

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Multilingual Social Media in London and New York

Multilingual Social Media in London and New York

Over the past few years, adoption of social media has increased heavily and revolutionized the way people communicate across the globe.

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App Translation and Localization

App Translation and Localization

In an increasingly globalized world it is becoming progressively important to localize. This means that it is not sufficient enough to just ‘be there:' products, services and even mobile phone apps cannot simply be translated, but need to be culturally adapted.

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‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Lyrics in 64 Languages, according to Google Translate

‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Lyrics in 64 Languages, according to Google Translate

Three musicians translated the lyrics of Will Smith’s well known song ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ from English into the 64 languages that are currently supported by Google’s machine translation and then translated it back into English.

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5 Marketing Translation Mistakes

5 Marketing Translation Mistakes

Global business is tough to manage. One part that needs careful consideration is the localization of marketing, promotional, and brand-related content. Marketing translation mistakes can result in your product or service no being well received in new markets.

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Machine Translation & Post-Editing

Machine Translation & Post-Editing

There was buzz all over the web a couple of weeks ago after Google’s reported advances in the area of Machine Translation were reported in the New York Post. ...

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