As governmental bodies determine their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, technology is reaching across nations to aid these efforts. In these times, information regularly crosses linguistic boundaries with the utmost urgency, and in response people all over the world have come together to aid translators in their work. For example, WhatsApp, a social media chat […]
If you have ever tried to interact with an online chatbot only to find yourself calling the 1-800 number to reach a live service agent, it can be easy to dismiss the idea that AI is already a developed fixture of everyday life. Nevertheless, with a growing number of smart devices and 5G edge nodes […]
As we covered in our previous look at smart technology, AI and big data have a remarkable capacity to escape the biases of human thinking and generate far-reaching insights. Nevertheless, it is rapidly becoming apparent that AI is not always as Teflon-resistant to the shortcomings of human judgement as we would like to think, if […]
Entertainment Without Borders: How Streaming Services Are Driving the Global Expansion of Entertainment
If you have been even a casual consumer of online entertainment in recent weeks, it will come as no surprise that streaming is having its moment. With HBO Max as just the latest to make the jump in a long list of “channels” now available for subscription streaming, the greatest surprise is no longer that […]
For those of us following developments in the IT and technology sectors, the COVID-19 outbreak has largely been the story of an unprecedented digital transformation as organizations navigate the challenges of operating remotely. Just as interesting, though, is what the outbreak is revealing about innovative trends already underway before it started, particularly as big data […]
At this point, there is no real question as to whether or not Earth’s language diversity is dwindling, as it already clearly is. But there is a question as to how much of this phenomenon is due to increasingly powerful machine translation (MT) tools such as neural machine translation (NMT) versus how much is due to natural processes.
What is TM and why does it always come up when talking about translation services? Known as translation memory, TM first commercially appeared in the early 1990s and has since played a crucial role in translation efficiency and helping businesses go global. Translation memory is essentially a linguistic database that stores previously translated sentences, phrases, and words into a system that allows translators to translate content more efficiently and consistently across projects.