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Report on 10 Emerging #NLProc Startups

In this report, we have profiled 10 NLP startups working in the areas of natural language search, conversational commerce, automated speech recognition and content analysis, which have the potential to disrupt the retail industry.

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Website Translation: Is your CMS Localization-Friendly?

If you are translating your digital assets, your language service partner will ask about your Content Management System. Your CMS is the software system used for creating and maintaining your website…
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Indeed, one of the questions I ask when start talking about a new website localization project at Go-Multilingual www.go-multilingual.com :)

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Use "hreflang" for Multilingual Websites | SEJ

Use "hreflang" for Multilingual Websites | SEJ | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
In this post, I’d like to explain a bit more about multilingual websites and how hreflang is important for these sites.
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Google will soon unveil a new system for real-time voice translation

Google will soon unveil a new system for real-time voice translation | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
Last month, Microsoft's Skype unveiled a program for real-time translation of human speech. Now, it seems we'll soon be seeing Google's version.


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Race for the real-time translation of human speech, excited to see it in action!

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The science behind language and translation

Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain the remarkable ability of translation.

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Interesting scientific findings revealing how interperters manage to operate sensory, motor and cognitive skills in unison. Brought up memories of my early days working as an interpreter.

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Skype Translator Preview Now Available For Windows 8.1 Users

Skype Translator Preview Now Available For Windows 8.1 Users | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
This week Microsoft has released a new Skype Translator preview that is now available for Windows 8.1 users to be able to put through its paces. To see the new translating technology in action check out the video after the jump
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Dolbey Speech Recognition Ranks #1 for Implementation, Functionality and Service

Dolbey Speech Recognition Ranks #1 for Implementation, Functionality and Service | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
Speech Recognition
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...on the way to facilitate transcriptions in healthcare

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Emoji: the first truly global language?

Emoji: the first truly global language? | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
The emoji has come a long way from its origins as a cute footnote to text messages. But what will we lose in translation, asks Alex Clark
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Do different cultures interpret those differently? :)

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Yelp for iOS gets Bing Translation integration while Twitter quietly drops support

Yelp for iOS gets Bing Translation integration while Twitter quietly drops support | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
Bing's translate feature has been getting some attention lately. First Yelp announces they will be using Bing translate. Then Twitter tries to stop translating their tweets without anyone noticing.
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Challenges of machine translation for social media.

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"The Dangers of Machine Translation"

When faced with a vast number of pages to translate, often into multiple languages, businesses naturally want to find a fast and cost-effective solution to g...
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While it's just the question of time that machine translation technology gains its place in translation industry, it is not to be used stand alone for the moment. Old rule still applies - Good, fast, cheap: pick any two :)

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Skype shown automatically translating multilingual voice calls

Skype shown automatically translating multilingual voice calls | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Skype will eventually be able to translate voice calls between people. In an on-stage demo at the Code conference today, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella showed off Skype Translator, an...
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Vers le leadership dans la traduction vocale sur mobile : le Français Systran acheté par le Coréen CSLI

Vers le leadership dans la traduction vocale sur mobile : le Français Systran acheté par le Coréen CSLI | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
D'ici le 4 juillet, le spécialiste de la traduction CSLI aura bouclé la reprise complète de Systran. Une opération de 56 millions d'euros qui pourrait cacher de gros enjeux pour Samsung.
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How to identify any language at a glance

How to identify any language at a glance | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.
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WordPress › Internationalization | Theme Developer Handbook | WordPress Developer Resources

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Language Translation Tech Starts to Deliver on Its Promise

It may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but translation tools are improving enough to imagine a day when a Spanish speaker and an English speaker can easily chat.
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...to help us grasp the meaning.

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Technology to the Endangered Language Rescue?

As the second in this series looking at what's working to help endangered and threatened languages, we address technology: what kind of technologies are being used, which can empower people to take action, and which are having an impact on the numbe...
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Did you know? Out of world's 7106 living languages (listed by Ethnologue), around a quarter of them have fewer than a thousand remaining speakers, and linguists generally agree in estimating that the extinction within the next century of at least 3000, or nearly half, is virtually guaranteed under present circumstances. An article about efforts of saving those languages.

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Slated iOS 8 Keyboard Translates Your Text Messages To Other Languages In Real Time

Communicating with others can be difficult, especially if not everyone in the conversation speaks the same language. Computer-based translation is easing a..
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Sounds promising :) but do you often send sms to people who don't speak one of the languages you do?...

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What It's Like To Go On Vacation With Google Glass

What It's Like To Go On Vacation With Google Glass | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
One other function in Google Translate was useful, I’ll admit: being able to photograph a restaurant menu in any of around 50 languages and get an English translation (not a perfect one, but better than nothing).
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Entertaining, the realities of Google Glass ;)

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Boehringer Ingelheim selects SYSTRAN's solutions to secure real-time translations and enhance intra-enterprise collaboration

Boehringer Ingelheim selects SYSTRAN's solutions to secure real-time translations and enhance intra-enterprise collaboration | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
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One of the examples where going for machine translation is an option

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Product names. To localize or not?

The post was inspired by Alexandra Nikolaeva.Localization of product names is always a challenge. First of all because this is not always clear whether to localize a name or leave it in English.It is
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It might be surprising to see brand names written in Russian in Moscow, but it does make sense! Interesing insights on brands localization.

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Gmail Now Works With Addresses With Non-Latin Characters

Google has taken a step towards globalizing its Gmail service today, with new support for non-Latin characters and accented characters. Google is adopting an..
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Translation technology at the service of understanding

Translation technology at the service of understanding | Translation technology & language processing | Scoop.it
Understanding a foreign language is getting easier with the range of translation apps for your smartphone and computer
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So much easier getting around in the multilingual world now, being able to make sense of what we don't understand. Completely different story another way around - producing content for a foreign market in order to be understood - takes much more than just translation technology :)

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Why So Many Translators Hate Translation Technology

It would seem that every professional translator on earth would be eager to use technology to streamline their work, speed up the translation process, and make their lives better. This is not always the case....
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On the subject of fixing disconnect between translation buyers and freelance translators - "Why So Many Translators Hate Translation Technology"

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