SimulTrans Localization Blog: SimulTips

Video Subtitling or Captioning?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 17, 2018 / by Niall Curran posted in Website Translation

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What is the difference between subtitles and captions? Well they are almost the same. In essence, they are both text derived from the spoken audio or commentary in videos.

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Quality in the Machine Translation Workflow

[fa icon="calendar'] July 9, 2018 / by Laura Casanellas posted in Documentation Translation

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When Machine Translation (MT) is implemented in a Localization workflow, the potential loss of quality in the final translated product can be a concern for all parties involved in the project. Therefore, it is important to make every effort to ensure that at the end of the project the linguistic quality does not suffer.

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Translators Acknowledgement

[fa icon="calendar'] July 3, 2018 / by Paul Mac Aree posted in Translation Services

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I have been in the localization industry now for over 18 years. Starting as a Localization Engineer and working my way down the ladder (no jokes around snakes please) to sales. In the early days engineers and translators rarely worked closely together, my knowledge of professional translation was limited to sending out text and putting it back in the right place once it was translated.

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Best Practices for Receiving Corrections

[fa icon="calendar'] June 25, 2018 / by Alexandre Rallo posted in Documentation Translation

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Translation is not a hard science. There is no single result to your linguistic equation, and while accuracy will always remain one of our primary concerns, the richness of each language allows for a great deal of flexibility. This also means that sometimes, our clients wish to send us corrections.

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Four Challenges in Transcription of Audio Files

[fa icon="calendar'] June 19, 2018 / by Joanne Carey posted in Software Localization

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SimulTrans can transcribe audio content in many languages, either using industry standard or client proprietary tools. 

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Is German the Same Everywhere?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 7, 2018 / by Greg Hellmann posted in Website Translation

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Definitely not. People in German-speaking countries (or any other country for that matter) are proud to talk differently than everyone else. Language is a people’s means to differentiate themselves from their (often bigger and sometimes condescending) neighbors. Every region, big or small, has its own dialects, sayings, idioms, sometimes even different grammar. And yet, it’s all German!

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Applications For Medical Translation

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 / by Margarita Núñez posted in Medical Translation

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The Medical Technology, Pharma and Life Sciences industries are significant contributors to any economy of the world. They generate billions of dollars and employ thousands of people. With healthcare becoming increasingly globalized, the need for quality medical translation services in these industries is more critical than ever. Demand for these services are especially essential, particularly in the areas of regulatory approvals, medical devices, and clinical trials.

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How Long Does it Take to Translate a Project?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2018 / by Laura Vuillemin posted in Documentation Translation

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You will often hear that the usual metric is around 2,000 words translated per day by a professional translator. However, this should only be seen as a rough indicator for a project, as this can vary greatly (and thus increase or decrease), depending on three main points: type of content, quality of potential legacy translations, and contextual information.

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Machine Translation Increases Productivity

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2018 / by Alexandre Rallo posted in Translation Services

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There is no denying that MT (machine translation) has become a cornerstone of localization as clients demand faster turnaround times, better connectivity, and increased accuracy. MT is becoming another tool in the toolbox for translation services providers.

The recent advent of neural machine translation (NMT) surely leaves some companies wondering how, exactly, does this technology enables LSP (Language Service Providers) to deliver faster, better and more accurate translations. Read on to learn how.

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6 Key Elements of Comprehensive Software Localization

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 / by Vinodh Nedyavila posted in Software Localization

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Software development across the world is speeding up and diversifying. Groundbreaking and “disruptive” software is being developed for consumers and business that are more demanding, fast-paced, and more competitive than ever before. Because of the global potential of most software applications, software aimed at a global market should be fully localized.

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