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Creating Multilingual Interactive Web Map without a Single Line of Code

June 26, 2016 Comments

As with many technologies, most people remain unaware of the impact of geographic information systems (GIS), despite GIS growth in recent years.

GIS affect the daily lives of millions. Here are some simple examples of the ways GIS is used in your everyday life:

Finding directions to a place you have never visited.

Sharing your location with friends on social media.

Finding the nearest ATM, restaurant, hotel, etc.

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Translation is the Fastest-Growing Career in the U.S.

June 24, 2016 Comments

Rapid globalization and increasing population diversity have caused translation careers in the United States to grow faster than the average for all other occupations.

Scientists and technologists working with machine translation (MT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are excited about the possibility of software completely replacing humans when it comes to translating text one day. But not so fast. Machines are still eons away from understanding the world and its constraints, and predictive learning, which will allow AI to learn without human supervision, is a scientific and mathematical challenge that could take decades to solve.

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Language Translation Facts
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translators, translation jobs, linguists, translation jobs in the U.S.
Challenges with Working in a Cross-Cultural and Multilingual Environment

June 23, 2016 Comments

It is not a secret that a company's success is heavily based on its people, their skill set and their dedication and passion to the job they are performing.

In a multicultural team, good teamwork and willingness to understand the other person is even more important for a healthy company atmosphere.

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Culture Curation
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multicultural teams, cross-cultural management, multilingual companies
U.S. Government Invests in Language Services

June 22, 2016 Comments

Language services at the local level are becoming a necessity across the United States as the demand rises for the government to make documentation available in languages other than English. This will enable departments to communicate relevant data and information successfully to the diverse American population.

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Language Translation Facts
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U.S. Languages, Government Translation, Translation
Translation and Localization for Africa: Morocco

June 21, 2016 Comments

Occupying the patch of green at the top of Africa, just before the Sahara Desert, is Morocco. While Morocco has an ideal location for commerce, it has only seen modest economic growth over recent years.

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Country Specific
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Morocco, Africa, Moroccan Culture, African Business, Doing business in Africa
Localization for RTL Languages

June 20, 2016 Comments

Sometimes simply translating website content into another language isn't enough. For many markets with complicated languages, localization is an essential aspect of website translation. Non-Latin characters, right-to-left (RTL) languages, and text expansion are some of the factors which must be considered for languages like Chinese, Arabic and German.

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Language Translation Facts
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Arabic translation, RTL languages, right to left languages

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