Tag Archives: Translation

RBMT – SMT – Hybrid Engines Compared

“Being technology agnostic means using the very best technology for the task, without being bound by a supplier monopoly” — John Papaioannou, CEO of Lexcelera-LexWorks. Here’s what I would add to that: In order for machine translation to make any sense at all, it has to yield the highest quality that is ‘machinely’ possible. This [...]

What Does a Technology Agnostic Offer Look Like?

Today’s buyers of translation and localization are more savvy than ever before. And they are looking beyond straight Translation-Editing-Proofreading (TEP) to a full panel of language services that will help them tap into global opportunities. As for that game-changing advance, machine translation (MT), today our tech-savvy customers are asking for mix-and-match services that can integrate [...]

Post-Editing Best Practices Identified by ACCEPT

The EU-funded ACCEPT Project brings together five leaders in machine translation: the University of Edinburgh (inventors of the Moses engine), the University of Geneva, Symantec, Acrolinx and Lexcelera, the LexWorks parent company. A recent ACCEPT report, prepared by Symantec, identifies three sources of post-editing best practices. The resulting guidelines for post-editors are summarized below. The [...]

The Importance of Being Technology Agnostic

For the June 2013 issue of Multilingual Magazine, I spoke with PayPal’s Rubén Rodríguez de la Fuente about why companies like PayPal are taking an open approach to machine translation technology. PayPal is just one of the companies that is technology-agnostic when it comes to machine translation (MT). This approach is also shared by some [...]

Call for Translation in Kenya’s Kibera Slum

We’ve been invited to Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, to talk about – of all things – translation. “We” refers to a delegation from Translators without Borders consisting of Paula Shannon, Simon and Harriet Andriesen, and myself. Kibera is a place we never expected to find ourselves in. The second largest slum in Africa after Soweto, [...]