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The Quality of Relationship

March 31st, 2010 | by MiW | No Comments

Interesting post in the TranslationGuyBlog about Jost Zetzsche’s presentation at the recent Translation Company Division conference in Phoenix.

Jost […] is the author of the Tool Kit, an online newsletter that is a must-read for any translator or language service provider concerned about the interface between translation technology and their paycheck.

 

Op-Ed Contributor: I, Translator

March 26th, 2010 | by LTD | No Comments

OPINION | March 21, 2010
Op-Ed Contributor: I, Translator
By DAVID BELLOS
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/opinion/21bellos.html?emc=eta1
Why Google Translate won’t put me out of a job.

Will we soon have speech-to-speech translation, a la “Star Trek’s” universal translator?

March 15th, 2010 | by Naomi de Moraes | No Comments

Well, Franz Josef Och, over at Google, things we will!

See an interview with him by the Los Angeles Times here.

A snippit:

Is it just short step from here to real time, speech-to-speech translation, a la “Star Trek’s” universal translator?

To really do the integrated speech-to-speech translation, where you can have a phone call with someone and it would interpreted live? I believe that based on the technology that we have, and the improvement rate we have in the core quality of MT and speech recognition, that it should be possible to do that in the not-too-distant future.

Naomi de Moraes

From the Admin Desk: LTD @ ATA Colorado 2010 Conference

March 7th, 2010 | by mm | No Comments

The deadline for Conference Speaker Proposal Submissions is coming closer and we are still open for suggestions from our LTD membership. Here is what we are looking for:

  • Distinguished Speaker(s)
    We need Experts, Heroes & Legends that have got really something great to say and contribute and that can be related to Language Technology. If you are someone of that caliber or you know of someone that matches this profile, please contact us within the next few days.
  • ATA Conference Sessions Proposals
    Interested in presenting under the LTD umbrella? This year the conference is seeking more Intermediate & Advanced Sessions topics and speakers for the conference and we would argue that speaks to our Geek Heart(s). Now is the time for your great pet project to show off (Scripting your repetitious tasks on your computer, writing you own tools in C, the esotherical research into Word counts in various Translation Tools…) Not sure yet how to propose this? Let us know and we can coach (again with the disclaimer that all proposals are only approved the moment you will get the notification from the conference organizer).
  • Machine Translation Conference Session Proposals
    This will be a collocated event in Colorado starting right after ATA conference. We would love to see some of us to present at the AMTA conference held right after our own conference. We want to ambassador our needs to the Machine Translation community. We need to share our expertise with them so that progress can made where possible and impossibilities are better understood. If you were interested to present, let us know.

And then the Wish List:
Let us know what topics you would love to hear about this year in Colorado.

  • From the Machine Translation Community
  • From Fellow Translation Colleagues Expertise and Experience
  • Panels, Training, Tutorials & Workshops

Wonder how to get in touch with us? Check out our contacts page.

Hibernation overload

March 7th, 2010 | by mm | No Comments

Time flies and yesterday was just a posting away. Or so it seems. In reality we have been working on our first newsletter, encouraged members to participate in activities or come up with a conference proposal as the deadline looms over our minds. Start seeing new articles as they have passed the editorial process on our newest page called LTD Newsletter Articles. Check the page out here.