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"We Want to be Translation Leader" - Interview with Unbabel Boss

"We Want to be Translation Leader" - Interview with Unbabel Boss | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

From his office in Lisbon, Graça (head of Unbabel) described his own sprawling ambitions for the future of Unbabel and for the technology the company has developed and continues to refine. He still nurses a desire to revive Unbabel News, he says, and as a contributor to INTERACT, to developing global translation support that people can put to use the moment a crisis hits. But each of Graça’s goals for Unbabel come down to one main objective—to increase translation capacity by reducing human effort. And the continued improvement of the company’s technology rests on its continued use, be it for commercial translation or in service of NGOs. “We want to be the translation leader of the world, so everything that has to be translated will come by us and have professional quality,” Graça says. “So there’s still a lot of things to do to get there.”

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The Translation Industry’s Dirty Little Secret: #MT + Post-Editing are the Norm

The Translation Industry’s Dirty Little Secret: #MT + Post-Editing are the Norm | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
A common misconceptions is that machine translation and post-editing are only suited for large, long-running projects. While it may be true that for large projects the client is often able to provide a specialised MT engine trained on their data, it must also be noted that all barriers to using machine translation even for small and casual translation projects have long disappeared.
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Timely data-based corrective from an innovative Italian translation tech supplier (Translated). Most translators today would not survive without systematically using MT & post-editing technology. There is no human vs. machine issue here.

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