Translations

With Court Ruling, Fan Subtitles Officially Copyright Infringement In Sweden

Several years ago, in an unfortunate display of police bending the knee to the copyright industries, Swedish law enforcement raided the offices of …

Sweden

Microsoft's Language Community app taps Insiders to correct Windows 10 translations

Microsoft is once again tapping the Insider community to improve Windows 10 with its latest app.<p>Microsoft recently released a new app in the Windows …

Microsoft

Unbabel.org's Free Translations Are A Godsend For Refugee Organizations

The expression ‘The Tower of Babel’ does not appear in any edition of the Bible, but everybody knows what it means.<p>Built by Noah in an attempt by a united humanity to communicate with God, the angry and non-communicative deity dispersed the humans around the globe; unable to understand each …

Communicate

Facebook’s translations are now powered completely by AI

Around 4.5 billion translations are made each day<p>Every day, Facebook performs some 4.5 billion automatic translations — and as of yesterday, they’re all processed using neural networks. Previously, the social networking site used simpler phrase-based machine translation models, but it’s now …

Machine Learning

Facebook researchers use AI to build a better translator

Facebook is at it again, unleashing advanced AI networks on the world. This time, instead of being surprised by the ability of computers to create their own language, Facebook is using them to help us better communicate in ours.<p>The social network’s AI research team have turned translation services …

Machine Learning

AI Techniques Now Power All Facebook Translations

When Facebook shows you an automated translation of someone’s post, the tech behind that translation is now based entirely on neural networks – …

Machine Learning

Facebook moves translation backend to neural networks to handle 4.5B+ translations/day

Dalai Lama

Facebook will now make translations entirely using artificial intelligence

Have you ever tried translating something on Facebook, only to get a garbled up response in English that still doesn’t make much sense? Well, the …

Machine Learning

Facebook translations are now entirely powered by AI

Facebook has been working on changing how it translates text in posts and comments and today it announced that its transition is complete. It means that translations should be quite a bit more accurate going forward.<p>Previously, Facebook was using phrase-based machine translation models, which break …

Machine Learning

Skyscanner's Localization Challenge: 3 Million Words, 30 Languages, 600K Strings

Travel search site Skyscanner has over 60 million monthly users constantly looking for the best deals on flights, hotels, and car hires.<p>As Slator …

UX Design

Ten Danish towns with hilarious literal translations

A closer look at the map reveals several gems that had us giggling away. Here are our favourites.<p><b>1. Sæd</b><p>A tiny village down by the border with …

Europe

Microsoft releases 15 Office patches for July, but some June bugs still stink

On Patch Wednesday of this week, Microsoft said it released 14 non-security Office updates, covering such fascinating topics as improved Dutch …

Business Technology

14 movies with foreign title translations that make us giggle

If you’ve ever paid just the tiniest bit of attention, there are countless movies that have foreign title translations that don’t always hit the …

Movies

Chinese Speakers Have an Official Name for 'Trump' in Mandarin - And You Can Bet POTUS Likes It

I spent the first half of 2010 studying abroad in Shanghai, China, taking classes while spending the weekends exploring both the city and other parts …

Language

Google To Improve On Kiswahili, IsiZulu and IsiXhosa Translations

SOUTH AFRICA–You may or may not have noticed how poorly <b>Google Translate</b> interprets African languages such as<b> IsiZulu</b>, <b>IsiXhosa</b> and <b>KiSwahili</b>. The …

Google Translate

Using Databases in R

Databases with <b>RStudio</b><p>At <b>RStudio</b>, we are working to make it as easy as possible to work with databases in R. This work focuses on three key</b> …

Databases

Lost in translation: China to ban 'Chinglish' to get rid of embarrassing mistakes on public signs

'Racist park' and 'explosive dog' are some funny Chinese to English translations..<p>Tired of being laughed at by foreigners for its hilarious but …

Language

'Pee Park'? China tries to correct bad translations

Public signs such as “Pee Park” and “deformed man toilet” may finally be a thing of the past as Chinese authorities crack down on poor translations …

Language

YouTube Kills Translation Marketplace

YouTube is quietly taking down its Translation Marketplace. According to sources, the decision was made in part due to low usage of the service by …

Google Translate

Why AI gets the language of games but sucks at translating languages

As seen at Google DeepMind’s conference this week, machine learning with AI has seeped into a number of industries in recent years.<p>Whereas in the past it was more a topic of discussion on theoretical applications, we now see machine learning being applied in smart cars, video games, digital …

Machine Learning

Morningside Translations Launches Relativity Plug-In

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 01, 2017) - Morningside Translations (www.morningtrans.com), a leading provider of legal translation and litigation …

Translation

Hotel industry leverages power of data

<b>Before its acquisition by Marriott was completed last September, hospitality company Starwood Resorts and Hotels Worldwide changed its approach to a</b> …

Translation

Freelance Translators in the Mix as ECB Awards EUR 2.4m Contract | Slator

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced on March 20, 2017 who is going to get a piece of its EUR 2.4m translation pie. The framework agreement is …

Translation

YouTube now lets creators crowdsource translations for titles and descriptions

YouTube today announced that creators can now use the Community Contributions feature to translate a video’s titles and descriptions. This means that it only takes a few clicks to let viewers translate your content so more people around the world can discover, understand, and learn from it.<p>Back in …

Social Media

Gboard for Android gets real-time translations

An update to Google’s “third-party” keyboard on Android, Gboard, is rolling out today and it has plenty of suggestions to make to you.<p>Emoji and GIF …

Gboard

25 movie title translations that are much better than the original

Please, Do Not Touch The Old Woman.<p>Translation is a tricky business. Idioms and turns of phrase that make perfect sense in one language will be utter …

Google Translate

3 Steps to Help You Choose a New Bible

I just counted the Bibles scattered around my house. Although we don’t use them all, we have 26 printed copies of God’s Word. Some belonged to loved …

Theology

Localisation 101 - How we can use language to make our games more inclusive.

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

Fish and Ships: 15 of the most bizarre French - English translations

Some of these are just odd, other are plain wrong, and some translators have given up completely and gone home.<p>"Piece of the butcher anyone?"<p><b>1. Ze</b> …

European News

The Liberal Translation Guide Part Two: 20 More Translations of Things That Liberals Say

Last week, I put out The Liberal Translation Guide: 20 Translations of Things That Liberals Say and people were like, “Woah, I had no idea that...

Conservative View