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Crowd, Cloud and Machine Translation

November 7th, 2009 | by mm | 3 Comments

Our Annual General Meeting was definitely a “not to be missed event” at the ATA Conference in NY thanks to the enlightening and insightful presentations and answers of our panel, Rosana Wolochwianski, Naomi Baer and Beatriz Bonnet moderated through key questions by Laurie Gerber. One can really say that myth, hype and distortion were lifted in this session and gave attendees some perspective where the trends are going. Another voice echoing our findings at the conference can be heard (and read) here.  Insightful perspective on Translation Crowdsourcing from Jost Zetsche. If the link does not work for you, you will find the article published in the next ATA Chronicle or in Jost’s biweekly newsletter.

Update on the AGM this Friday

October 29th, 2009 | by MiW | No Comments

The Annual General Meeting of the Language Technology Division will take place this Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Wilder session room on the 4th floor of the conference hotel.

The plan is to have 15 minutes devoted to Division business, and to spend the remainder of the time on some of the subjects that have been generating a lot of discussions in recent weeks and months. We will have a panel of experts to speak to different areas, and Laurie Gerber has agreed to the overall moderation.

In particular, we hope that

Please mark this time slot on your schedule and come to this meeting. These are important subjects that will have implications for the translation profession – probably sooner rather than later.

A Directory of Translation Software!

June 9th, 2009 | by Naomi de Moraes | No Comments

Dear colleagues,

I recently stumbled across an interesting Compendium of Translation Software. It is compiled by John Hutchins on behalf of the European Association for Machine Translation, but it does not contain just references to machine translation tools, but also to the traditional translation memory tools. Take a peek!

Naomi de Moraes

Reconvergence of MT and TM

February 4th, 2009 | by LTD | No Comments

Watch and listen to what Jost Zetzsche has to say about the reconvergence of machine translation and translation memory:


Translation memory and machine translation in one tool?

January 14th, 2009 | by Naomi de Moraes | 1 Comment

In an interesting development, Systran (which develops machine translation software) and MultiCorpora (which develops more traditional translation environment software) have joined forces.

See their press release.

Unfortunately for freelancers, it looks like this will be implemented only in the corporate version… at least for now.

Naomi de Moraes