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Happy Colleagues make Happy Clients

Translation is people business.

At Yamagata Europe, we do not only spend a lot of time with our customers, but also with our colleagues. Today, the Yamagata Europe team in Ghent (Belgium) has 40+ people; our Bratislava (Slovakia) team has 10 people.

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Why we love online meetings

Online meetings are common practice at Yamagata Europe. Talking online with international customers, partners and coworkers is fast, cost-efficient and easy as pie!

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GitHub: the ideal version control and collaboration platform

When it comes to content authoring, DITA is Yamagata Europe’s weapon of choice. However, when you need to collaborate across multiple teams, and when you want to efficiently manage multiple document versions, you will need extra horsepower. At Yamagata Europe, we rely on GitHub, a web-based version control system that is becoming increasingly popular among technical writing teams.

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Yamagata Europe uses Business Intelligence Dashboards to improve customer experience

A company’s success today hinges on how effectively it can measure performance and collect data. On the other hand, what good does data do when you cannot make sense of it? That’s why at Yamagata Europe, we are making use of business analytics to gain valuable insights into our data and to engage customers, empower employees and optimize operations.

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7 Google Translate alternatives

Nothing beats a flesh-and-blood translator, but unfortunately, people are not so easy to carry around in your pocket. So, when a quick translation is due, your smartphone will offer relief. Whether you are traveling in Iceland, chatting with your Chinese girlfriend, or trying to order a Tikka Massala in Mumbai, these seven translation apps and websites will help you out.

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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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