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  • Is Machine Translation any good?

    Posted on 25/09/17

    In the beginning The field of automatic translation goes back further than you may think. The first research programmes exploring machine translation systems were carried out in the early 1950s and focused on the Russian<>English language pair. As you can imagine, progress was slow and the quality of the output fell well short of that […]

  • Best Practices for Web App Localization

    Posted on 11/09/17

    Can’t be bothered making your morning coffee today? Don’t worry, I’m sure there’s someone at the other end of an app waiting to bring one round to you. In fact, in today’s smartphone society there are apps to help you navigate all aspects of daily life, from choosing what to wear, getting to work, buying […]

  • Best Practices for Website Internationalization

    Posted on 06/07/17

    The Internet knows no bounds, however, if you don’t use your content wisely, borders will set in, making your business inaccessible and unappealing to the wider market. Clearly, internationalization is key. But what does this mean and what is the best way of doing it? Language The most obvious root to internationalization is through language. […]

  • How To Sell Abroad If You Don’t Know The Language

    Posted on 22/06/17

    Once established in your national market and sales are ticking over nicely, the natural step forward is to break through boundaries and go international. Whatever the product, there is normally a market to be found abroad. If you are operating in Spanish or in English then the initial steps to globalisation are covered. However, nudging […]

  • The importance of accurate legal translations when selling/buying a home abroad

    Posted on 26/05/17

    As it is increasingly easy to move around the world, more and more people decide to live and work in other countries, and/or to own property there. They may plan to move overseas after retirement, or would want to invest in real estate while it is cheap, or simply want to own a place in […]

  • Translation costs: Different price models in the translation industry

    Posted on 23/05/17

    According to an ancient myth recorded in the Bible, descendents of the survivors of the Great Flood decided to build a tower so tall that it could reach the heaven. God, unhappy with such inappropriate ambitions, intervened by mixing languages of the builders so that they became unable to communicate with each other, abandoned construction […]