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I have been writing and talking about MT for a while now, and of course the discussions go on – as does the development of MT. As I’ve said before, opinions vary greatly, but regardless of everything that is (potentially or factually) bad about it, there are just as many positive points to be made. And since it won’t go away… well, you know MY opinion. 🙂 Mats Dannewitz Linder …

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I have recently posted about the rosy future for translators, despite the recent rise of no-longer-quite-as-terrible-gibberish-producing machine translation, and at the SDL Roadshow I attended this week in Munich, the statistics also confirmed that translation (and related fields) is a strongly growing industry and there will be plenty of work to go around in the future. I am by far not the only one writing and thinking about this topic, …

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I have mentioned MT (machine translation) a few times on this blog (e.g. here and here) already, and it will most likely continue to be a topic now and again, seeing as it is not going to disappear. Personally, I am not entirely sure whether it is a positive or a negative development, but regardless, sticking my head in the sand and trying to ignore it won’t help. MT has …

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Yes, I admit it, I’m a Douglas Adams fan, and I honor towel day (today!) every year! If you are, too, or have at least read or seen “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, then you know about the Babel fish – a small, yellow, leech-like fish, “probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix …

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Last week, I came across this very interesting essay in the Wall Street Journal about the future of translation and interpretation – via machines?! Anyone who knows anything about proper language use, knows how flawed machine translation a la Google or Bing is. Yes, it works (most of the time) to get the basic message across, but that’s about it. Being able to carry on a meaningful conversation using these …

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