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Automatic Speech Recognition Systems to Learn New Languages

April 28, 2016 Comments

Automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology for apps, like Siri, still has a way to go in order to keep up with the times. Currently, you can ask Siri questions in over 30 languages, but not in less popular languages and dialects, like Darija, the dialect of Arabic spoken in Morocco....

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smartphone language technology, Siri, mobile language technology, automatic speech recognition systems
Top 10 Tips for Writing for Localization

April 25, 2016 2 Comments

All too often, companies create content without preparing it for localization. This can result in higher costs, longer turnaround times and even low-quality translations. To avoid this situation, follow the tips below as you develop content, or at a minimum, before you send the content for translati...

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content strategy, localization writing tips, writing for localization
GPI's New Global Headquarters

April 18, 2016 Comments

GPI has experienced phenomenal growth over the last three years thanks to our great clients! We have expanded three of our global offices and teams including Cairo, Dubai and now we have moved to a new global headquarters in Vienna, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C....

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The Importance of QA for Translation Projects

April 04, 2016 Comments

There are two primary types of QA for localization: LQA and FQA. LQA is linguistic quality assurance and FQA is format quality assurance. LQA examines the linguistics to make sure the target language is being relayed correctly after the document has been translated. Any linguistic changes are made a...

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Language Translation Facts
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QA, document QA, Translation QA, QA Process
The Very Smart Phone: An App to End the Language Barrier

April 01, 2016 Comments

Smartphone technology has come a long way over the past few years, but is set to propel even further in the translation field with a mobile application that can translate languages instantly. In the next five years, Microsoft claims there will be a smart phone app present which will let people of va...

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Language Translation Facts
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mobile translation, smart phone translation, translation for mobile devices
The Vulnerability of Language

March 30, 2016 Comments

We often take language for granted, learning to speak in our mother tongue from a young age and continuing to learn multiple languages as we grow older. However, many of the languages that we speak today may not be here in the future. There are some languages that are in danger of becoming extinct i...

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Language Translation Facts
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languages, endangered languages, extinct languages, languages of the world

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