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A Machine Translation Checklist for New Users

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A Machine Translation Checklist for New Users

This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. Machine translation is an essential component of translation automation. If used correctly, it leads to increased productivity, faster turnaround times, higher consistency, and improved accuracy. Machine translation can be a useful tool in many domains and with different text typologies: from weather reports to tourism, from technical documentation to user-generated content, from websites...

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How to Sound Like a Pro when Talking about Translation Quality

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This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. Quality assurance, quality control, quality evaluation… Does your head spin when you hear these words? Translation quality is always a bit confusing if only for the many standards involved, none of which tell you how to measure it. Think of the international ISO 17100, ASTM F2575 in the US, the Canadian CAN/CGSB-131.10-2008, and all the other specific...

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A Diversification Strategy for Your Translation Business

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A Diversification Strategy for Your Translation Business

This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. In business, diversification can apply both to services and products. Choosing to concentrate on a single product or a single service is a good strategy in the beginning. A startup can concentrate its energy on doing one thing to the best of its ability. But when a company starts to grow, there will be many opportunities to add products and/or services, acquire new clients and enter new...

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Onboarding in localization: translating onboarding into a long-term collaboration

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Onboarding in localization: translating onboarding into a long-term collaboration

This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. After many months of research and hundreds of interviews, you’ve finally found the new employee whose skills you need to expand and strengthen your localization team! But if you think all your problems are over… well, think again, because it’s time to start the so-called (technical) on-boarding. Efficient On-boarding Process On-boarding — also known as organizational...

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How Does Translation Technology Fit in the Tourism Industry?

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This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. According to Deloitte’s Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook for 2019, the past 10 years have seen an “historic burst in travel demand.”  From 2009 to 2017, in the United States only, hotel gross bookings grew from $116 billion to $185 billion, while airline revenues jumped from $155 billion to $222 billion. Even in my relatively small country (the Netherlands), in 2018...

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A Video Localization Strategy For Your Video Content Marketing

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A Video Localization Strategy For Your Video Content Marketing

This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. The case for video content Content marketing is a form of marketing that makes you listen carefully to what your customers have to say and discover what their needs are. You have to focus on your customers’ challenges and establish a connection by providing information — and a solution — whenever possible. “Markets are conversations”, wrote the authors of the Cluetrain...

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Effective Strategies for Machine Translation Post-Editing

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Effective Strategies for Machine Translation Post-Editing

This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. Following the article on three different approaches to post-editing, I received questions on how to set up post-editing projects. Here I’ll try to answer that and provide some strategies. Not All Engines Are Created Equal Not all machine learning is created equal, and this applies to machine translation as well. If you go through the long list of machine...

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Translation Automation with a Human Touch

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Translation Automation with a Human Touch

This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. Automation is omnipresent in our daily life, from our thermostats that help us keep indoor temperature comfortable, to programmable coffee makers so that we can wake up to the delicious smell of coffee; from mobile apps to create shopping lists, order pizzas and remember birthdays to voice assistants replying to our commands and to chatbots manning helpdesks. Automation is advancing...

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A Checklist For Your Translation Project Management

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A Checklist For Your Translation Project Management

What allows a medical team to move around the patient’s bed with the same coordination of an orchestra playing Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”? What prevents a routine surgery from turning into a fatal tragedy? What transforms an announced disaster into a perfectly executed manoeuvre? The answer is… checklists.  And if you don’t believe me, read The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. You’ll discover that a checklist can literally be a lifesaver in all those fields where the stakes are the highest. The checklist method advocated by...

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Translator Training: A Threefold Approach

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Translator Training: A Threefold Approach

This article was originally published on the Wordbee Blog. Wordbee are the makers of the popular translation management system and CAT Tool for translators. Whether they’re beginners or more experienced, translators have always been aware of the importance of continuous professional development. But in the last few years, translator training has become a lightning rod for discussion, with translators stuck in the middle between developing skills requested by their customers and following their professional interests. On the one...

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