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News: Microsoft Translator Now Supports Afrikaans

July 13, 2016 Comments

Microsoft Translator supports 50 text translation languages, and this week it added Afrikaans to their list. Microsoft Translator Text API is a cloud-based machine translation service supporting multiple languages. According to Microsoft, Afrikaans will soon be available in all Microsoft products th...

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Language Translation Facts
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Microsoft Translator, Afrikaans, Afrikaans Translation
GPI Sponsors Translators without Borders

July 12, 2016 Comments

GPI is pleased to pledge our support to help humanitarian translations reach more people around the world by continuing to be a bronze sponsor of Translators without Borders. Translators without Borders (TWB) provides people access to life-saving information in their own language by connectin...

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Language Translation Facts
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TWB, Translators without Borders, language translation
Translation Can Strengthen or Weaken Languages and Cultures

July 10, 2016 Comments

UNESCO has estimated that 50-90% of the world's roughly 7,000 languages will be extinct by the year 2100. In a recent article for theconversation.com, Marcus Tomalin, Research Associate in the Machine Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering, argues that ...

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Language Translation Facts
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translation, culture and language, how language affects culture, endangered languages, dying languages
GALA 2016 Translation and Localization Trends

July 07, 2016 Comments

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), is a non-profit trade association for the language industry. In April 2016, GALA Chair, Véronique Özkaya, and her team published what they consider to be the most important trends that are impacting the translation and localization industry this...

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Language Translation Facts
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GALA, localization and translation industry, localization and translation industry trends
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 pos...

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Language Translation Facts
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translators, translation jobs, linguists, translation jobs in the U.S.
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 America...

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Language Translation Facts
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U.S. Languages, Government Translation, Translation

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