Every translator has his/her own literary style and most often than not, this is reflected in his/her translation work. There is perhaps, no single paragraph put together without revealing the personality of the translator. Among translators who grew up in the non-internet age, their literary works are often aesthetically and artistic. Words are effectively and… Continue reading Language translation: Modern and traditional style
Document translation often include text images which are typed out in small quantity. Otherwise, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), such as OmniPage, is used for text recognition and extraction on desktop computers. The light weight version of this technology is also available in mobile devices. WeChat, a multi-purpose social media app, has a camera-based translating feature… Continue reading Picture translation
Google translation engine is now 60% more accurate than its predecessor tool, which used Phrase Based Machine Translation (PBMT). Since 2016, Google introduced Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT), which is a neural machine translation that uses artificial neural network to increase fluency and accuracy. In a random test, a paragraph was selected from an online… Continue reading Machine Translation
Some universities in United States of America (USA) provide programs for students who aspired to be a professional translator, interpreter, or both. These programs also help student to better understand the work ethnic and professionalism of a translator or interpreter. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Master of Arts in Translation; Translation and Interpretation;… Continue reading Universities providing courses in language translation and interpretation
When a child begins to learn talking, no none will try to explain difference between noun and verb to the child. But for computers to achieve level of natural language, rules and meanings (syntax & semantics) of words have to be predefined intensively in order for sentences to be logically processed. Researches in MIT (presented… Continue reading Learning a new language like how a child does it
Any natural language is ambiguous based on the fact that they were descriptively developed. Communication sometimes does not work so well because language itself is ambiguous. Ambiguity, clearly it is disruptive to businesses when our work relies so much on verbal, emails and messaging. Language understand process consists of 2 steps. The 1st is understanding… Continue reading Ambiguity creates opportunity for misunderstanding.
A perception of being physically present in a non-physical world or virtual reality. The biggest challenge for learning a new language is perhaps the challenge of memory. To remember something long enough, our brain has to be motivated enough to store it. When the brain believes the information is important to our survival, it is… Continue reading Immersion learning