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Language Technology At European Institutions

January 23rd, 2012 | by LTD | No Comments

Last year’s META-FORUM 2011 in Budapest was an international conference on technologies for the multilingual European information society and an official event of the Hungarian EU Presidency. Below you can watch the presentation by Conrad Toft of the European Economic and Social Committee. He talks about language technology and the European institutions. Please add your comments.

Language Technology at European Institutions
author: Conrad Toft, European Economic and Social Committee
published: Jan. 9, 2012, recorded: June 2011 ▼

Link to the presentation slides.

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Stay Current – Upgrade Your Skills

January 19th, 2012 | by LTD | No Comments

The Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council has just launched a new website dedicated to providing access to ongoing educational programs for language professionals. There are currently four courses available: Introduction to CAT Tools, Introduction to Globalization and International Trade, Introduction to Finding Translation Clients, and The Justice System in Canada.

You can find the website at www.cttic-edu.ca, and there should be at least one face familiar to LTD members. 😀


January 12th, 2012 | by MiW | No Comments

After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn explains how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately. Interesting use of ubiquitos CAPTCHA – implications for our profession that may be disquieting. Watch the video.

(via A Walk in the Words)