Friday Roundup | Aug 21, 2020

Pairaphrase awarded a HIPAA Compliance Audit Grant

Translation software company Pairaphrase was awarded a Business Accelerator Fund Grant (BAF) by the State of Michigan to help the company accelerate its path to revenues with highly regulated customers in healthcare.

The funds will go toward a third-party security HIPAA compliance audit and assessment of the web-based translation application that weaves machine learning into its translation software while providing various security measures to protect sensitive user data.

Globalese MT partnered with text&form

Globalese MT has partnered with text&form to bring neural machine translation to the language services company. text&form will host the Globalese MT artificial translation on its servers. The neural machine translation will add to text&form’s services, which include software localization, SAP translation, technical translation, and multimedia localization.

The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) receiving applications

The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is receiving applications for the fourth edition of the Sharjah Translation Award, Turjaman Award. Applications will be accepted until September 1st, 2020. The award is open to international publishing houses that have published translations of an original publication in Arabic. The total value of the prize is AED 1.3 million (USD 350,000), distributed as 70% for the foreign publishing house that holds the translation rights and 30% for the Arab publishing house that holds the rights of the first edition of the book. The winner will be announced during the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair, planned for November 4-14, 2020.

Google’s Gboard keyboard updates

Google’s Gboard keyboard will add real-time translation and transcription for voice dictation for Android users.

Microsoft Translator now supports real-time translation for Odia

Microsoft Translator’s addition of Odia to its real-time translation and transliteration brings the total number of Indian languages it supports to 11. Odia is spoken by 35 million people throughout India.

Alexa Translations announces new board of advisors

Kent Jespersen will serve as chairman of the advisory board. Other new board members include Robert D. Brouwer, Caroline Codsi, Tracie Crook, Bindue Cudjoe, Jean Cumming, and Gordon D. Giffin.

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