Category: Translation Tools

Creating a Glossary or Termbase

Creating a Glossary or Termbase

You will often hear the words term base and glossary used when preparing your projects for translation, so what is the difference? Term base is a contraction of “terminology database”; it could also be described as a database containing approved terminology (or terms). A glossary can serve as a basis and can be imported into a term base. While both term bases and glossaries can be multilingual, a term base may […]

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Why Create a Glossary?

Why Create a Glossary?

Translators and interpreters rely on your words to convey your thoughts and messages accurately. The adoption of a foreign word transfers it from one cultural context to a new one, and often as a consequence creates shifts in meaning. This is often unnoticed and results in misinterpretations. If a term has any level of ambiguity, […]

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2019-2020 Trends

2019-2020 Trends

[ 0 ] December 11, 2019 |

As 2019 comes to a close, we can see it’s been a year of MORE. As we take a look at the trends in translation services that were predicted at the beginning of the year, we can see how they played out. More Content To start with, there was the prediction of an increase in […]

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The eLearning Trend Means More Work for Translators

The eLearning Trend Means More Work for Translators

January 17, 2019 |

By 2020 the global corporate eLearning market it projected to reach an approximate revenue of $31 billion. That figure does not include other likely eLearning outlets such as higher education and primary and secondary school education. According to the eLearning industry, eLearning is growing in five main areas: education, healthcare, information technology, retail and ecommerce, […]

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Predictions for Future Translation Technology

Predictions for Future Translation Technology

[ 0 ] December 20, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Technology is always evolving and changing, and translation technology is no exception. We have already seen quite a bit of what it could be in the future, thanks to the innovations of Google Translate, Skype, and other big name companies that have taken the time to invest in developing better machine translation and […]

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Translation Tools of the Future

Translation Tools of the Future

[ 0 ] November 9, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan We have already come a long way in terms of translation technology since the innovation of the first computer assisted translation (or CAT) software programs. These allowed translators and clients alike to save time and money when dealing with translations related to each other in some way. The advent of the translation […]

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When Words Are Untranslatable

When Words Are Untranslatable

[ 0 ] August 7, 2016 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan To say something is “untranslatable” sounds rather extreme, to be honest. If it were taken literally, that would mean that there would be absolutely no way to convey a certain word or idea in any language besides the source one. We know this to be false, of course, as translators have proven […]

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Translating with Artificial Intelligence

Translating with Artificial Intelligence

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been on many people’s radars for a long time now. From being a typical trope in many works of science fiction to a reality, so many of us still do not have a good understanding of what artificial intelligence is, and what it is capable of. To […]

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