Tag: machine translation

Developing machine translation to help Indigenous refugees navigate immigration courts

Seeking asylum in the United States can be complex even for speakers of high-resource languages like Spanish — for speakers of less widely spoken languages like K’iche’ and Q’anjob’al, it can be even more difficult.

Nine Highlights in Machine Translation – What to Expect at AMTA...

he Association for Machine Translation in the Americas has published the program for the 2022 conference. Papers at this year’s industry event represent innovations in machine translation - both in the science and the craft of implementation. 

Study assesses machine translation for marketing purposes

A new study from Weglot and Nimdzi Insights suggests that machine translation (MT) is more accurate than some people might expect.

TikTok begins rolling out translation, updated transcription feature

TikTok is currently offering translations between nine languages: English, Mandarin, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Korean, and Indonesian.

Translation company AJT certifies as B Corporation

UK-based translation and localisation specialist AJT has announced today its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.

Chris Oakley (CTO, ZOO Digital) selected for Rolling Stone Culture Council,...

Rolling Stone Culture Council, an invitation-only network of leaders on the cutting edge of what’s new in culture, has selected Chris Oakley as the community’s newest member.

CaptionHub and Memsource sign strategic alliance for multimedia localization

CaptionHub and Memsource have announced a global strategic alliance. With the goal of providing advanced localization capabilities for multimedia and for enterprises scaling their subtitling output and synthetic dubbing, this partnership is a response to market demand which has seen an increase of 500% in subtitle minutes reported from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022. 

Can images be used to enhance machine translation output?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), and IBM have developed a machine learning model that just might shake things up in the field of machine translation (MT): VALHALLA.

Microsoft and Canadian government partner to create MT for indigenous languages

Microsoft Translator now offers Inuinnaqtun and a romanized version of Inuktitut, which were developed with the support of the government of Nunavut, Canada, and other community groups. Inuktitut, which is the most widely known and spoken dialect of the Inuktut language, was first added to Microsoft Translator in Jan. 2021. When it was first added to the platform, Microsoft Translator could only translate it using the native Inuktitut syllabary system.

University of Macau researchers win several prizes at MT conference

The government of Macau recently commended the University of Macau’s Natural Language Processing and Portuguese-Chinese Machine Translation Lab, for landing in first place in five contests at the Sixth Conference on Machine Translation.

Language I/O announces $6.5 million in Series A funding

A woman-owned LSP, Language I/O CEO Heather Morgan Shoemaker told MultiLingual that this funding is a major milestone for the company, especially given the fact that female-identifying founders receive a slim minority — according to Inc., just 2.3% in 2020 — of venture capital (VC) funding.

Waverly Labs unveils new translation products at CES

Earlier this week, at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Waverly Labs unveiled two new products in its line of real-time translation technology. “We are on a mission to bridge global communications by building a world without language barriers,” said Andrew Ochoa, the Brooklyn-based tech company’s CEO and founder.