Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Investigative Surveillance Book

For all you translators and transcribers out there...

Investigative Surveillance is your gateway into learning and understanding procedures, guidelines and more that are involved in the process of transcription and translation of communication intercepts.

Considered to be one of the most comprehensive and definitive books on monitoring, transcription and translation, Investigative Surveillance takes the reader through the procedures for transcription and translation of foreign language communication intercepts unlike any book before it.

Written by a pioneer in the industry, with over 35 years experience in the field of monitoring, transcription, interpreting and translation, Elena Rojas, the book is an easy to understand tool that provides specific guidelines for transcribing and translating surveillance tapes and data for use by government agencies, law enforcement, and legal prosecution teams.

It serves as an aide in the learning process; providing a plethora of information that will reveal what is needed to make your translation company or firm a success.

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Google Translate Has More than 200 Million Active Users

Google's decade-long efforts to automate the tricky business of translating languages appear to be paying off. The search giant today announced that its Google Translate service has more than 200 million active monthly users, and that mobile usage is quadrupling year over year.
As you might expect, Google Translate has global appeal, and 92 percent of its traffic comes from outside the U.S.
"In a given day we translate roughly as much text as you’d find in 1 million books. To put it another way: what all the professional human translators in the world produce in a year, our system translates in roughly a single day. By this estimate, most of the translation on the planet is now done by Google Translate," writes Google Translate research scientist Franz Och in a Thursday blog post.
Machine Translation (MT) technology has coming a long way since 2001 when Google introduced its first MT service that translated eight languages to and from English.
The initial system " wasn’t very good, and it didn’t improve much in those first few years," admits Och, who says that years of fine-tuning the translation engine has led to the Google Translate that millions of Internet-connected users rely on today.

The service now translates between 64 languages, including less common (at least online) choices such as Bengali, Basque, Swahili, Yiddish, and Esperanto.
Google Translate isn't perfect, of course, and often misses many of the nuances that a human translator would detect. Still, there's no denying its popularity and usefulness in an increasingly Web-connected world.

For more info visit the original article HERE

Monday, April 23, 2012

Machine Translation in the Imperfect World

Thoughts or Reactions?

Trusted Translations Speaks at Library of Congress on Legal Translations

Language expert from multilingual legal translation leader Trusted Translations speaks in Washington D.C. on the use of machine translations for the legal community. 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ABC Language Solutions Launches Over the Phone Interpretation Services

VANCOUVER, B.C: ABC Language Solutions, a leading provider of language translation services, today announced the launch of a new interpretation-by-phone service.
Corporations and businesses trading globally are seeking to reduce the high costs of on-site interpretation. Many companies must deal with employees and customers located in various parts of the world. It is more and more common for companies to request interpretation-by-phone for employee training, labor negotiations, trials, legal proceedings, customer issues, partner discussions and medical consultations. From small business to government agencies interpretation-by-phone has become a cost-effective alternative to on-site translation.
Andrey Bondarenko, CEO had the following to say about the new interpretation-by-phone service:
"Over the past few years, we have experienced a steady rise in demand for professional interpretation services. Logistics is always a challenge and quality linguists are always in short supply, especially during major events such as the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, when schedules and locations can often be changed at a moment's notice. We are excited to introduce this new service of interpretation over the phone as it adds significant value to our clients allowing them to communicate with their partners, clients and suppliers almost in real time as needs arise, thus drastically reducing wasted time and associated expenses which can run into thousands of dollars. As an example, we had to fly an interpreter from Vancouver to Calgary on 1 hour notice just because no local interpreters were available. On another recent occasion, a client flying to China wanted to book an interpreter to actually fly with him there for some important negotiations, business class, all expenses covered - would seem a dream job, right? But just imagine the challenge of having to find a qualified legal interpreter available to cancel all other assignments and leave the next day - and frustration for everybody involved when it turned out the interpreter did not have a current Chinese visa... All these and many additional challenges and expenses are eliminated with the introduction of the interpretation-by-phone service."
Translation is more than just a bunch of words. Regional differences, idiomatic expressions, dialects and cultural norms all affect the accuracy and the way a translation is understood. ABC Language Solutions understands the importance of localization to the accuracy of a translation and therefore uses only native, professional translators with regional and cultural knowledge as well as the highest technical language skills to ensure clients receive the most culturally sensitive, accurate translations.
Many businesses that require over the phone interpretation services represent specialized fields. The interpretation-by-phone service utilizes interpreters with specialized training and skill in the areas of technical, legal, medical and financial translation.
Beginning today ABC Language Solutions offers interpretation-by-phone services in over 120 languages with a connection time of less than 5 minutes 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help companies reduce the costs of translation and interpretation that are a part of international commerce.

For the rest of the article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/27/prweb9334324.DTL#ixzz1rm98ryn0

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

How To Speak Like A Native

Don't you wish you could stop worrying about have the native accent? I know I wish I could just focus on being completely understood!This article discuss accent as well as how learning a language in immersin will help you sound more like a native. Turns out accent is only part of it! Check it out! Comment what you think!

How to speak like a native article