Hard to sound beautiful when the piano is broken!

2018-01-21T18:13:41-07:00January 21st, 2018|Categories: ITC|

Mongolian vs GT– Artificial Intelligence and Machine Translation A serious bug was recently discovered in the AI translations from Mongolian to English. This bug suggests the Artificial Intelligence software may be filling blanks to make sense of just random combinations of letters. We did tests in other languages and found the same issue there as well. [...]

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Courtroom Mistranslation Postpones Trial

2018-01-16T15:24:32-07:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: ITC|

Mistranslation many times can lead to substantial loss of time and money, but in some extreme cases,it can even lead to jail time. Laura Plummer, a British citizen, is currently facing up to twenty-five years in a foreign prison forcharges of drug trafficking a controlled substance in Egypt. Laura claims to have been bringing painkillers to [...]

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Sometimes Funny, Mostly Sad

2018-01-30T11:06:24-07:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: ITC|

Q: What do you get when you when you mix machine translation, like GT, and a poor translation process? A: You never know until its done. It could be a cat, a cake, a funny tattoo, or a warning to not take small balls. It’s amazing how true the proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth [...]

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Machine Translation Causes Man’s Arrest

2018-01-30T11:09:08-07:00October 26th, 2017|Categories: ITC|

At ITC, we have been vocal about the value and hopeful future of technologies that help bridge the gap between languages. It’s amazing how far technologies have come and how much value they offer in communication between cultures. We welcome the advances and look forward to seeing their increasing impact on the world. And, with that [...]

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Not Our Clients

2018-01-30T10:57:55-07:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: ITC|

I have a tendency to criticize.  I think we all do.  However, I am careful to keep it from spilling over into my work and adding more negativity to the abundance that already exists.  However, sometimes I think it’s important to speak up and even if you stand alone, try to stand for something you feel [...]

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School Districts Sued for Lacking Language Services

2018-01-30T11:04:17-07:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: ITC|

Translation services are indispensable for multiracial schools, especially for pupils and parents who cannot converse well in English. Language barriers inconvenience pupils from achieving their best results in their academic endeavors and also prevent parents from participating in their children’s studies. That being said, schools have the responsibility to employ professional translation services to fill the [...]

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The Cost of Free Translations

2019-05-30T15:05:34-06:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: ITC|

Maintaining the confidentiality of highly sensitive official documents is critical for translation service providers. Some multinational corporations, in order to reduce costs, use discounted translation services or free online translation tools. Although the idea seems convenient and may help them save money in the short-term, the question is, are they compromising their [...]

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Why Doesn’t My Translation Make Sense?

2017-12-23T04:22:22-07:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: ITC|

Whenever we encounter text written in a foreign language, we quickly whip out an app or type into Google Translate to get a translated version that we can understand. Sometimes, though, what we read still doesn’t make sense. In today’s technological age, most people use machine translations when it comes to translating different languages. The results, [...]

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

2017-12-23T04:22:22-07:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: ITC|

Could machine translations cause offense? It seems that there is never a dull moment in politics these days. Bad translations just keep on stirring the pot. There could be worse things to have happen than to refer to Russia as “Mordor,” as in the evil kingdom in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. However, it is [...]

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Not Everyone Can Interpret

2017-12-23T04:22:22-07:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: ITC|

Three ways to avoid interpretation embarrassment! Anyone can interpret…well not really. Knowing how to speak two languages is not the same as knowing how to interpret. The importance of having an excellent interpreter is most obvious when things go wrong. Sometimes, interpretation errors can lead to a catastrophe. A mistake that happened during a speech made [...]

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