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2 days ago

Friday Roundup

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

Friday Roundup

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 18, 2020

TRANSLIT launches interpreter training webinars Complete Language Solutions has just launched a series of free and paid webinars to help beginner interpreters improve their professional… Continue Reading

Chief Interpreter
3 days ago

Chief Interpreter for European Commission Steps Down

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

Chief Interpreter for European Commission Steps Down

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 17, 2020

The Chief Interpreter post will be filled on an interim basis while the European Commission seeks a new head to fill the position. After acting… Continue Reading

3 days ago

Toward a Sustainable Language Services Ecosystem for the UK’s Public Sector

Localization Strategy

Raisa McNab By Raisa McNab

Toward a Sustainable Language Services Ecosystem for the UK’s Public Sector

Localization Strategy | By Raisa McNab on Sep 17, 2020

Many of the United Kingdom’s very large language service contracts for the public sector are being tendered for or awarded in 2020, influencing the working… Continue Reading

TranslateMe
4 days ago

TranslateMe Launches Translation Validation Pipeline

Translation

By MultiLingualStaff

TranslateMe Launches Translation Validation Pipeline

Translation | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 16, 2020

The pipeline will allow TranslateMe to utilize machine translation, but with a validation network of human translators that works on a token-based system. TranslateMe recently… Continue Reading

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Finnish
4 days ago

Finnish Group Developing ASR for Local Languages

Technology

By MultiLingualStaff

Finnish Group Developing ASR for Local Languages

Technology | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 16, 2020

Anticipating a rise in foreign-language residents, Finland looks to progress its voice recognition services to be able to recognize a wide range of Finnish accents.… Continue Reading

Egyptian
5 days ago

Egyptian Translation Center New Rules Draw Criticism

Translation

By MultiLingualStaff

Egyptian Translation Center New Rules Draw Criticism

Translation | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 15, 2020

The new guidelines released by the Egyptian National Center for Translation will stifle freedom of thought and restrict access to texts that go against Egyptian… Continue Reading

Jeff Brink
5 days ago

BIG Acquires ISI Language Solutions

Language Industry News and Events, Mergers and Acquisitions, Translation

By MultiLingualStaff

BIG Acquires ISI Language Solutions

ISI Language Solutions will offer BIG specialization in healthcare and insurance translation and localization solutions. In an already-busy season for acquisitions, Atlanta-based BIG Language Solutions… Continue Reading

SAS
6 days ago

SAS Localization Search Engines Available to Public

Localization

By MultiLingualStaff

SAS Localization Search Engines Available to Public

Localization | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 14, 2020

Expanding access to its search engines, SAS aims to create more cost-effective and efficient function for its localization software for users in the translation community.… Continue Reading

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European Commission
1 week ago

European Commission Campaign Promotes Translation

Translation

By MultiLingualStaff

European Commission Campaign Promotes Translation

Translation | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 11, 2020

From health services to entertainment, translation impacts an inexhaustive list of industries. The European Commission has created the #DiscoverTranslation campaign to inform audiences of the… Continue Reading

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1 week ago

Friday Roundup

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

Friday Roundup

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 11, 2020

EU consumers push back on Big Pharma bid to relax COVID-19 translation rules Drug manufacturers pressured officials to grant some leniency on translation rules for… Continue Reading

LA County
1 week ago

LA County Receives 70,000 Requests for Non-English Ballots

Language in the News

By MultiLingualStaff

LA County Receives 70,000 Requests for Non-English Ballots

Language in the News | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 10, 2020

The LA County Clerk Dean Logan announced that registered voters can still request to receive their voting materials for the November 3 election in one… Continue Reading

ATC
1 week ago

ATC Publishes Post-Brexit Guide for Language Industry

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

ATC Publishes Post-Brexit Guide for Language Industry

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 10, 2020

In light of the looming post-Brexit immigration rules, the ATC has released a blog post describing the implications for translators and interpreters migrating to the… Continue Reading

Lokalise
2 weeks ago

Lokalise Raises $6 Million in Backing

Localization

By MultiLingualStaff

Lokalise Raises $6 Million in Backing

Localization | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 09, 2020

Previously bootstrapped, the software startup team Lokalise decided to raise external capital to hire top talent in order to accelerate growth, as it moves remote.… Continue Reading

Telehealth
2 weeks ago

Telehealth Firm Amwell to Adopt Google AI, Translation Tech

Technology

By Jonathan Pyner

Telehealth Firm Amwell to Adopt Google AI, Translation Tech

Technology | By Jonathan Pyner on Sep 09, 2020

Promising advances to the telehealth services industry, Amwell will integrate Google Cloud AI capabilities for natural language processing and medical transcription services, among other new… Continue Reading

Rosetta Stone
2 weeks ago

Rosetta Stone Acquired by Dallas-Based Cambium

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

Rosetta Stone Acquired by Dallas-Based Cambium

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 08, 2020

According to reports, Cambium will add the Rosetta Stone language solutions to its digital curriculum to continue developing technology-based solutions that support language and literacy… Continue Reading

Vaccine
2 weeks ago

Vaccine Language Rules in EU May Soften during COVID

Language in the News

By MultiLingualStaff

Vaccine Language Rules in EU May Soften during COVID

Language in the News | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 08, 2020

Fearing EU language-access requirements may slow vaccine development, drugmakers call on officials to soften rules. Some worry a rule change could hurt the effectiveness of… Continue Reading

KoBo
2 weeks ago

KoBo Inc, TWB Develop ASR to Engage Vulnerable Groups

Technology

By MultiLingualStaff

KoBo Inc, TWB Develop ASR to Engage Vulnerable Groups

Technology | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 07, 2020

First modeling languages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, TWB and KoBo Inc will capture the voices of speakers of marginalized groups to develop… Continue Reading

Netflix
2 weeks ago

Netflix Partners with NMG to Localize Streaming Services

Localization

By MultiLingualStaff

Netflix Partners with NMG to Localize Streaming Services

Localization | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 07, 2020

Addressing issues related to content, user interface, and payment options, the partnership will grant greater access to the Netflix streaming service for Russian viewership. Partnering… Continue Reading

2 weeks ago

Friday Roundup

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

Friday Roundup

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 04, 2020

CoPTIC distributes completed information on AB 2257 Following the recent passing of California’s AB 2257 bill, Lorena Ortiz Schneider of The Coalition of Practicing Translators… Continue Reading

AppTek
2 weeks ago

AppTek Wins 2020 AI Breakthrough Award

Language Industry News and Events

By MultiLingualStaff

AppTek Wins 2020 AI Breakthrough Award

Language Industry News and Events | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 03, 2020

Selected as “Best Speech-to-Text Solution” by leading market intelligence organization, AppTek now celebrates a further accolade in an impressive year. AppTek this week announced that… Continue Reading

Venga
2 weeks ago

Venga Global Launches AI Program to Meet Data, ML Needs

Localization Technology

By MultiLingualStaff

Venga Global Launches AI Program to Meet Data, ML Needs

Localization Technology | By MultiLingualStaff on Sep 03, 2020

Leveraging human-assisted multilingual data collection, Venga AI will power natural language processing AI and machine learning. Global leader in translation and localization Venga Global announced… Continue Reading

Beowulf
3 weeks ago

Beowulf Translated with a 2020-Style Makeover

Language in the News

By Jonathan Pyner

Beowulf Translated with a 2020-Style Makeover

Language in the News | By Jonathan Pyner on Sep 02, 2020

Following her 2018 novelized retelling of the epic poem, Maria Dahvana Headley has written a new translation of Beowulf that adopts a contemporary vernacular and… Continue Reading