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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Yamagata Europe is happy to be Gold Partner for XTM LIVE Europe in Amsterdam.
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.
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).
On January 30, Antwerp is host to the first tekom Belgium event in 2018. Topic of the day is Usability Challenges for Technical Communication.
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.
- 7 Google Translate alternatives Posted by Yamagata Europe posted on 22 november
- Step away from the PDF (why translators don’t use the world’s most popular file format) Posted by Yamagata Europe posted on 22 october
- Neural Machine Translation: what's under the hood (final) Posted by Yamagata Europe posted on 31 august