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Step away from the PDF (why translators don’t use the world’s most popular file format)

Everybody uses it, any computer or operating system can handle it, and it’s easy to send around by email without stuffing your recipient’s inbox. We are talking about PDF, a file format that is so popular that it is very hard to avoid in today’s digital business world. So then why are translators not a big fan of the PDF format?

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Neural Machine Translation: what's under the hood (final)

Neural Machine Translation is gradually bridging the gap between human and machine translation. Despite the excitement around NMT, the technology isn’t perfect yet. The academic world and the large tech companies are in a race to improve the accuracy and output quality of NMT.

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Join us at the Tekom Belgium event in Ghent

tekom

On Tuesday September 11, our next Tekom Belgium event will take place in Ghent. We will have speakers of UGent,  KUL, Agfa Healthcare and Savaco.

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Neural Machine Translation: what’s under the hood? (part 2)

Computers need numbers to make calculations. This means neural machine translation (NMT) needs numbers instead of words. But how do you turn words into numbers?

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Neural Machine Translation: what’s under the hood? (part 1)

Neural Machine Translation

There’s a lot of talk about Neural Machine Translation (NMT) these days. But few people actually have an idea of how this technology works. No wonder, because there is a lot of mystery around NMT, and explaining it requires some abstract thinking.

In our next three blog posts, we’ll have a closer look under the hood of NMT.

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Yamagata celebrates 112th anniversary

112th anniversary Yamagata

Today, 112 years ago Heiji Yamagata founded Yamagata Printing in Yokohama City. The original name of his company was Yamagata Insatsujo (Yamagata Printing). Headquaters of Yamagata is still in Yokohama.  

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Interview with Flemish Murakami translator Luk Van Haute

Luk Van Haute

“Put Murakami in your title and attention is guaranteed.” That is something we don’t need to be told twice. We had a talk with the Flemish translator of Japan's most promoted novelist and asked him about the peculiarities of Japanese, the art of literary translation and Murakami's inimitable style.

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Yamagata Europe is ready for GDPR

With the advent of GDPR in May 2018, it seems that privacy is taken more seriously. GDPR not only forces translation and other companies to think about the way they are collecting data, but it also obligates them to protect their data and report about possible unauthorized use of personal data in time. The question that is on most people’s lips nowadays is: are we ready for GDPR? At Yamagata Europe, we can reassure you we are.

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XTM LIVE Europe Gold Sponsor

XTM LIVE

Yamagata Europe is happy to be Gold Partner for XTM LIVE Europe in Amsterdam.

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Building bridges to the academic world

Building Bridges

Like many other industries, the translation industry also experiences significant changes in this digital age. We adapt our processes to the changing requests of clients, translation software becomes increasingly sophisticated and machine translation is on the rise. Accordingly, we like to share our knowledge of the field with the academic world. We do not only build bridges but also integrate our worlds. After all, we both benefit from it.

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Is neural machine translation always the best option?

Is neural machine translation always the best option?

Yamagata Europe has been using machine translation technology since 2009. In this post, we want to give you a short overview of the most frequently used machine translation technologies today: Rule-Based Machine Translation (RBMT), Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) and Neural Machine Translation (NMT).

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Join us at the tekom Belgium event in Antwerp

tekom Belgium

On January 30, Antwerp is host to the first tekom Belgium event in 2018. Topic of the day is Usability Challenges for Technical Communication.

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How to create better subtitles

Better subtitles

Video is taking an increasingly bigger piece of the pie of content production. Compared to text-based content, video often has much more expressive power to convey your company’s marketing or technical message. When your company is operating in an international context, video localization is the next hurdle to take. 

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This year for Christmas, we are trying to aid the less fortunate.

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