Weekly Shorts | March 12, 2021

University shares 500+ million sentences for MT

Jörg Tiedemann, a professor of language technology for University of Helsinki, has shared more than 500 million translated sentences for free use in machine translation (MT). Strings are available in 188 languages.

Language Connect rebrands

British language services provider (LSP) Language Connect has officially changed its name to THG Fluently, reports information site Research Live. This comes after the 2018 acquisition of the company by retail platform The Hut Group (THG).


ZOO Digital adds ADR

Media localization provider ZOO Digital has now added remote automated dialogue replacement (ADR) to its offered services.

WebEx now multilingual

Cisco video conferencing platform WebEx now provides real-time translation of spoken English into written captions for more than 100 languages, ZDNet reports.

CIOL conference this week

The Chartered Institute of Linguists kicked off its 2021 annual conference yesterday over Zoom. The event runs through tomorrow.

Interpreters Unlimited exec wins marketing award

Marc Westray, sales and marketing specialist for Interpreters Unlimited, has won a top five Rising Stars in Marketing Award from marketing and advertising agency Ignite Visibility.

Get paid to learn Cherokee

Want to learn Cherokee? According to news site The Daily Yonder, the Cherokee Nation will pay you $10 per hour to do it. Part of a larger effort to save the disappearing language, the Cherokee Language Master Apprentice Program runs 40 hours per week over two years.

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