January 15, 2020

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A. BUSINESS

B. PEOPLE

C. RESOURCES

D. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

E. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

F. INSIGHTS

G. EVENTS

H. MultiLingual News

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A. BUSINESS

A.1. TransPerfect acquires Chulengo

TransPerfect, a provider of global business services, has acquired Chulengo, a provider of dubbing, voiceover, post-production and other audiovisual services. Chulengo will become a division of the TransPerfect family of companies and will continue to be led by Founder Javier Gore.

TransPerfect, www.transperfect.com

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B. PEOPLE

B.1. New CEO at Acrolinx

Acrolinx, a provider of strategy-aligned content creation, has hired Volker Smid as chief executive officer (CEO). Smid was most recently CEO of Searchmetrics.

Acrolinx GmbH, www.acrolinx.com

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C. RESOURCES

C.1. ELRA adds written corpus

The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) has added a new written corpus to its catalog. The Esperanto Arbobanko Treebank is a 52,000 token dependency treebank of Esperanto with texts from the MONATO news magazine, consisting of random excerpts from the period 2000-2010.

European Language Resources Association, www.elra.info

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C.2. How to shift to a data-driven approach

CSA Research, an independent market research firm specializing in the language service industry, has published "Calculating the ROI of Localization." The report provides a guide to improving the cost-benefit analysis of localization.

CSA Research, csa-research.com

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D. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

D.1. KantanSkynet Manager Console

KantanMT, a subscription-based machine translation service, has launched KantanSkynet Manager Console, a post-editing platform that uses AI to determine the quality of translated texts and will automatically route low-quality texts to professional translators for improvements.

KantanMT, kantanmt.com

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D.2. TBX Exporter For Excel

Translation software company Pairaphrase has developed a Microsoft Excel add-in called TBX Exporter, for the conversion of .xls, .csv or .xslx files to a TermBase eXchange (.tbx) file.

Pairaphrase, www.pairaphrase.com

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E. CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

E.1. World Translation integrates Xillio LocHub

Xillio, a content migration and content integration company, has announced that World Translation, a Danish language services provider, will integrate LocHub into its translation process.

Xillio, www.xillio.com

World Translation A/S, www.worldtranslation.dk

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F. INSIGHTS

F.1. The "Thank You All" Endangered Alphabets project launches

Six months ago, when I was starting to plan my next exhibition of Endangered Alphabets carvings — my first in four years, and one that would mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Endangered Alphabets Project

F.2. Featuring translators into the new year

Heading into the new decade of 2020, we can be sure of one thing: translation as an industry is on the rise, and is projected to increase further.

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G. EVENTS

Total Hands-Off Fully-Automated Product Globalization, The International Multilingual User Group (IMUG), San Jose, California USA. Jan 16, 2020

ALC UnConference, Association of Language Companies, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Jan 23-25, 2020

AITCO 2020, East African Interpreters and Translators Association, Arusha, Tanzania. Feb 7-8, 2020

Globalization Maturity Model, The International Multilingual User Group (IMUG), Palo Alto, California USA. Feb 20, 2020

Information Development World, The Content Wrangler, Content Rules, Palm Springs, California USA. Feb 25-27, 2020

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Together, Elia (European Language Industry Association), Milan, Italy. Feb 27-28, 2020

LATA 2020, Saint Petersburg State University, IRDTA, Milan, Italy. Mar 4-6, 2020

tcworld India, tekom, Bangalore, India. Mar 5-6, 2020

TAUS Global Content Conference & Exhibits 2020, TAUS, San Jose, California USA. Mar 10-11, 2020

GALA 2020, Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), San Diego, California USA. Mar 15-18, 2020

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Game Developers Conference, UBM Tech Game Network, San Francisco, California USA. Mar 16-20, 2020

XTM LIVE, XTM International, Silicon Valley, California USA. Mar 19-20, 2020

COMtecnica, COMtecnica SRL, Rimini, Italy. Apr 1-2, 2020

TAUS Global Content Summit Tokyo, TAUS, Tokyo, Japan. Apr 16, 2020

K├ĄTu2020, Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters, Helsinki, Finland. Apr 17-18, 2020

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