Visualizing language

Visual Thesaurus is a fun, for-sale tool that represents synonymy (and antonymy) relations between English words as graph displays looking like Calder mobiles of...

The Week in Review: June 23, 2023

Ever since ChatGPT’s launch late last year, the tool’s been at the center of conversations around plagiarism and intellectual property — who really owns...

Study on cardiovascular disease links limited English proficiency with health disparity...

A new study recently published in JAMA Network Open suggests that limited English proficiency (LEP) could make individuals less likely to report their own cardiovascular diseases, likely due to the fact that these individuals are either undiagnosed or not well-educated about their disease and its symptoms.

Friday Roundup | Aug 29, 2020

News you may have missed from the last week Akorbi Ranked as Largest Woman-Owned LSP in the US Akorbi, a US-based group of companies specializing in...

Are five languages enough to guarantee global success?

According to statistics from the UN, the countries of the G7 alone account for more than 46% of global gross domestic product and represent approximately 58% of global net wealth. Businesses looking for global success would do well, therefore, to start with conquering the business environments of the G7.

To Clubhouse, or not to Clubhouse, that is the question!

You want in? Here’s everything you need to know, because this one is different than the rest. Clubhouse: Where "less is more"  Get an invitation and save...

Mood gear shift

I remember a language tech product that came out in France in the late 1980s designed to evaluate ‘attitude’ in documents. It used a...

New York attorney general calls on NWS to improve language access

Earlier this month, New York’s attorney general called on the National Weather Service (NWS) to improve its language access measures, in response to the disproportionate number of non-English speaking individuals who died during Hurricane Ida last summer.

Textum Translations’ Global Survey Reveals the Biggest Challenges Faced by LSPs

Good linguists are always in great demand. There are certainly many different approaches to vendor managers' never-ending task of finding them. “We wanted to...

GALA urges continued support for Ukraine from localization community

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has released the results of a survey on support to Ukraine, conducted with 40 respondents of its community. This represents about 10% of the organizational members. 

Hong Kong legal system ditches English translations

A recent South China Morning Post report suggests that Hong Kong’s legal system has not been adequately transparent about providing English-language judgments in recent months.

Translating scientific jargon into Navajo

As the scientific community largely publishes in high-resource languages, languages like Navajo have been left behind, making it hard to translate scientific work adequately.

Weekly Shorts | May 28, 2021

ZOO Digital Appoints New Head of Dubbing, EMEA Ewa Zawadzka has stepped into the role of ZOO Digital’s head of dubbing for the company’s operations...

Bill to Improve Language Access in Mortgage Servicing

Last week, the United States House Committee on Financial Services passed a bill that would improve language access services during the mortgage lending process....

Adobe announces a new, potentially horrifying level of personalization

How personal is too personal? We're looking at a world with full integration of all your data everywhere — a single, unified profile where every data point about your life inevitably interacts.

Weekly Shorts | May 7, 2021

Portuguese Diplomat Pushes for Official Language Status at United Nations Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, said in a press conference that he...

RWS announces financial results for 2020

RWS Holdings today announced its final results for the fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2020. RWS Life Sciences increased revenues by 6% to £69.5...

Rhode Island Superior Court rules to enhance education for English learners

Since 2016, advocacy groups in Rhode Island have been calling on the state’s Department of Education to provide English learners with a more specialized educational framework in accordance with the regulations of the state.

¿Socially-Enabled What?

The big myth that the web is bringing us closer to other cultures or countries.

Dublin City University Leads Way In Automatic Language Translation

I see that DCU have announced a 5-year research program to develop the next generation of “automatic language translation”. The project involves “UCD (that’s University...

New German Capital Announced: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Don’t all rush to WikiPedia to update the entry, but the Irish Times today tells us that “an addition to the German alphabet (has)...

Your favorite language learning app, now possibly offshore

As industries adapt their operations to survive the pandemic, the technology sector’s capacity for remote work has earned many companies a unique position of...

Creating a workspace for your home-based localization business

The localization industry is built on freelancers and small businesses started from home. Sometimes, though, working from home can be challenging. Having a dedicated workspace can help.

Weekly Shorts | March 26, 2021

Nimdzi launches ranking of Top 100 LSPs Nimdzi Insights has just released its long-awaited report ranking the top 100 language service providers by revenue. The...