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Machine translation still needs human aid

Hendrik J. Kockaert – 2019-06-14 In today’s highly wired communication world, scholars and practitioners of translation studies cannot turn a blind eye to machine translation. The easily available translation tools deliver fast, free and targeted content. But are they a match for innate human skills? A new International Organization for Standardization standard for machine translation, …

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Top 10 : Writers and Translators

THE WEEKEND TEAM 13 SEP 2019 Myanmar has a long literary history, from the days of transcribing the Buddhist scriptures in Kuthodaw Pagoda (officially the world’s largest book), to once having the highest literacy rates in the developing world. Whether readers are interested in religion, psychology, fantasy, travel or self-help, there’s a book for every type …

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‘Mayan Girls’ Step Forward As Next Generation Of Translators Of An Ancient Language

By MADELINE FOX It can be hard to find a truly quiet place in the Lake Worth-based Guatemalan-Maya Center. Just inside one door, case workers and other staff answer phones and talk clients through paperwork, immigration processes and other services. A long, narrow room on the ground floor has chairs along one wall that are often …

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What Translators Do, Others Learn

Language is much more than just a means of communication. It is what makes us a civilized humans. Therefore, there is always something to seek from the work of a translator. Dipen Pradhan – September 4, 2019 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Throughout history, translators have played an important role in the dissemination of ideas …

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Not lost in translation

Geeta Padmanabha – AUGUST 24, 2019 Some universities in Tamil Nadu are introducing courses on Indian literature in translation; textbooks are also being developed, looking at rich layered pieces chosen from local languages If you said “What!” at the end of Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace, followed the adventures of The Three Musketeers and buried your nose in Tagore’s Geetanjali, …

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‘We Are Not Gig Workers’ — Interpreter Associations Fight California’s AB5

Source: Industry News · By Marion Marking . On August 21, 2019 On August 12, 2019, the California State Legislature held a committee hearing on a bill that seeks to require employers to meet the ABC Test for their independent contractors to be lawfully classified as such. The bill, “Worker status: employees and independent contractors,” which goes by its number AB5, basically …

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Daniel Hahn on the art of translation

A translator does not transcribe a text, he argues, nor do they rewrite it May 21st 2019 by A.P. FOR A long time, translators had a hard time of it. They were underpaid and under-recognised by the literary establishment, rarely mentioned in reviews of the titles they worked on. But as foreign fiction has gained popularity—according …

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Lost and found in translation

B. Kolappan – MARCH 15, 2019 On Wednesday, addressing a mammoth election rally in Nagercoil, Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a spirited attack on the Rafale deal saying the contract was awarded to [Anil] Ambani, who had no previous experience in manufacturing aircraft. But the Tamil audience did not get the import of his English speech …

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Gained in translation

G S Jayasree – MARCH 07, 2019 Despite facing a double disadvantage of language and gender, body of translation literature of and by women is growing in the country Women translators. Translating women. The moment we begin writing about women engaged in the act of moving a text from one language to another, we face the very …

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Translators work long hours to bring the Treaty of Waitangi to everyone

Jan 27 2019 Ruby Macandrew The Wellington region is home to thousands of charities with volunteers putting in copious amounts of time and energy to ensure those most in need are taken care of. Stuff wanted to shine a light on those behind the scenes. In early 2017, a group of more than 100 volunteers, working under the umbrella …

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