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June 2017

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Recent changes in US immigration options for translators and interpreters | Elizabeth Ricci, Michael K. Launer
Multilingual June 2017

There are still immigration opportunities for translators and interpreters in the USA....

Dealing with turnaround time pressure | Hélène Pielmeier
Multilingual June 2017

The most tech-savvy systems from LSPs using artificial intelligence can even make reasonable timeline predictions based on actual resource availability....

Columns and Commentary

Post Editing | Katie Botkin
Multilingual June 2017

Because some of the topics we cover are complex and because we recognize that people increasingly get their news from tweets and other short-form messages, we’ve introduced the “chat version” of articles in this issue. Ultimately, we hope these summaries will spur you to read further...

Localization Business School: Advanced tips for advanced security threats | Andrew Lawless
Multilingual June 2017

“How much do localization service providers expose their clients by emailing PDF files?” I asked this question to the head of cyber security of one of the largest defense contractors to the US government. We ended up having an all-night conversation at the bar of Founding Farmers in Washington, DC. Here is what I learned....

Community Lives: Whose data is it anyway? | Jeannette Stewart
Multilingual June 2017

Formal organizations cannot find copyright solutions for translated digital data, but blockchain technology might be the answer. Blockchain generates digital records that can link database translation with its original creator...

Core Focus

Language services in global litigation | Jeff Schmidt
Multilingual June 2017

Certain industries, such as banking and finance, experience high levels of cross-border litigation. Respondents to the annual survey discussed “…the costs and resource implications of discovery in litigation and how it was growing out of proportion to the benefits gained. As more discovery now has a cross-border element, this also creates more complexities.”...

Neural MT and the legal field | John Tinsley
Multilingual June 2017

There has been a lot of media coverage on AI and neural MT. It's hard to separate the hype from the reality, unless you peek behind the curtain to see what's actually going on....

Legal and financial services | Thomas Gilmartin
Multilingual June 2017

The United Kingdom has begun the formal process of leaving the EU, including its tariff-free single market. Major law firms and financial institutions are moving tens of thousands of jobs out of Britain and into other European cities. Opportunities are opening up for those within the localization industry as companies and jobs shift across borders, but there are also longer-term implications to be considered....

The Trump (non) effect | Terena Bell
Multilingual June 2017

As far as anyone in the language industry can tell, Trump's immigration policies haven't affected them....

Takeaway

Technology glosses | Laura Di Tullio
Multilingual June 2017

From a text analysis standpoint, the term augmented reality is not far from being an oxymoron. Reality and augmented are de facto a juxtaposition, since reality reflects things as they actually exist, aside from any imaginary trimmings. But for a terminologist, augmented reality is a good example of how terms represent a concept and are not necessarily the sum of the meanings of their individual components....


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