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Localization Talent Shortages and Dubbing in Italy

In some countries, the voice of the dubbing artist is much more important than the original voice of the dubbed actor. In Italy, for instance, the audience is used to different actors having the same voice. When I had just arrived in Bologna in the nineties, there was no way...

Localization Talent Shortages and Dubbing in Italy

In some countries, the voice of the dubbing artist is much more important than the original voice of the dubbed actor. In Italy, for...

Weekly Shorts | April 9, 2021

Former TrustPoint CEO joins XRTF advisory board The former CEO of TrustPoint Translations, Claes H. Holm, has been revealed as the latest member of XTRF’s...

Firefox In-Browser Translation Now Available for Testing

Firefox users have long lamented the browser’s lack of a native translation function — unlike Google Chrome and other browsers, Firefox currently requires its...

Addressing the Gender Bias in Machine Translation

Google Translate has once again sparked a bit of controversy with users noticing a sexist gender bias in its translations. After a group of...

Conversations with Character(s)

Of the world’s approximately 7,000 languages, around 4,000 are written. Though many of us, certainly those of us from secure linguistic communities, take the...

Ten LSPs form translate5 Consortium

Ten European language services providers (LSPs) have recently come together to form the translate5 Consortium, a group that’s investing in the open-source translation management...

Weekly Shorts | April 2, 2021

XTRF launches advisory board to bolster business strategy Translation management platform provider XTRF has announced the creation of a new advisory board appointed to support...

NEC and Sumitomo Develop App for Multilingual Workplaces

Sumitomo Mitsui Construction and the Japanese IT and electronics company NEC have partnered up to create a translation app that should allow for smoother...

Lady Gaga accepts role of CTO for top MT provider

In a new career shift, Lady Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, has announced that she will be taking on the role of chief technology officer...
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BSC develops How2Sign, AI database for Sign Language Translation

Enlisting the help of artificial intelligence, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center has developed a database called How2Sign for the automatic translation of sign language. Lead...

Hawaii to Expand Medical Interpretation Services

A new state bill could require Hawaii island hospitals to provide medical interpretation services for speakers of Micronesian languages such as Chuukese and Marshallese....

Boostlingo adds Boostlingo Integration for Zoom

Boostlingo, a San Francisco, California-based provider of SAAS-based interpreting technology solutions for global language access, has just announced its addition to the Zoom App...