Esperanto: The International Language

With the spread of English, many assumed that Esperanto would die out, yet today, because of the visibility it’s gained from the digital revolution, the language is still adding followers. The popular language-learning mobile application, Duolingo, added Esperanto to its catalog of languages in 2015, and it quickly gained more than 600,000 active users. Today, Esperanto is spoken by nearly 2 million people as a second language in 115 countries.

Is Complacency Killing Your Marketing

Complacency is easy and comfortable, but in marketing, it alienates consumers.  Always ensure that your product and marketing materials are localized and match the tastes of consumers in your target market. If you find that your product still lacks resonance, reflect on your strategy and retool it. Allow yourself the fun and excitement of learning how to integrate your product into a new and interesting foreign culture. Who knows? You might even make some money in the process.

Clinical Trials in India

Several years ago, clinical trials in India were a booming business. After becoming fully compliant withTRIPS in 2005, India was seen as a favorable place to conduct clinical trials as they boast a huge genetically diverse population, as well as a multitude of skilled health professionals. Additionally, it is estimated that India based clinical trials offered a 35-60% cost reduction compared to western based trials. 

Can Machines Translate Emoji?

Pop culture references have always evaded dictionaries for some time after their initial adoption, and now due to the voracity and speed at which the internet consumes and discards new slang and references, machines can’t quite keep up. Ayan has pointed to “odd spellings, hashtags, urban slang, dialects, hybrid words, and emoticons” as being the major hurdles for NMT.

Resources for Translators and Interpreters in Life Sciences

Do a quick search and you will discover a plethora of websites and articles filled with information for translators and interpreters in the life sciences. One of the principal challenges of translating for life sciences is the highly scientific terminology and lexicon associated with the industry. This vast network of information is constantly undergoing changes, growing, and being revised as new information is available. Here I have complied a list of just a few of the great resources there are out there.