April 2018 | Text by Zana Cizmin 

The curious case of mutual intelligibility

Any attempts at establishing a universally accepted standardized Serbo-Croatian language have ultimately failed. While Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin are all understood by native speakers of any of these languages, localization remains a task more challenging than it first appears. read more...

January 2018 | Text by Emre Akkaş 

Localizing VR: Why Cinderella can’t wear glass slippers in Vietnam

Since the dawn of globalization, we’ve been discussing the challenges of adapting products and information to new international markets. But designing authentic experiences in Virtual Reality environments provides localizers with a whole new ball game. One that doesn’t even leave a Disney heroine’s wardrobe unchanged. read more...

September 2017 | By Michael Oettli 

Cleaning up and harmonizing your translation memory

Inconsistent, polluted translation memories? It might be time for a TM spring cleaning. Here is how you will achieve the best results. read more...

September 2017 | By Roland Meertens 

Natural language processing: Understanding human meaning

In only a few years, embeddings have changed the world of natural language processing. How far have we come in teaching an artificial brain to understand natural language?read more...

September 2017 | By Arle Lommel 

Neural machine translation offers significant advances with remaining challenges

No shift in machine translation technology has progressed quite as rapidly as the latest hype: neural machine translation. But is it really as promising as the reports make out?read more...

August 2017 | By Eyvor Fogarty 

Promoting the language industry: Meet the LIND Expert Group

LIND is an expert group running under the aegis of the Directorate-General Translation of the EU. LIND members come from all branches of the translation industry and their meetings focus on direct experience, lateral thinking and productive output.read more...

July 2017 | Text by Daniel Malament and Afaf Steiert 

To certify or not: Staying competitive as a small LSP

Is being part of the national certification association paramount to success? Will ISO certification guarantee business growth? Here is what you should consider before investing time and money in standard certification.read more...