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Without Context There Is No Meaning

Without context there is no meaning

We’ve all heard our philosophy professors mention this once or twice – and it turns out they were right.  When you’re sending your material off for translation, don’t forget to provide as much context as you can – a step often overlooked. No context most often means wrong  translation, and wrong…

Translating Into Aboriginal Languages?

Translating into Aboriginal languages?

Don't ignore these 5 important details! Although English and French are Canada’s only official languages, there are a large number of Aboriginal languages still in use today by the Indigenous people of our country. Since many of these languages are spoken by a small population, there are some important considerations…

Details To Consider For Your Translation Project

Details to Consider for your Translation Project

Thinking about having your documents translated? Many of our new clients who request a free quote include their contact information and the basic details of their request, but some forget important information that can affect the cost and turnaround of the project. Here are some important questions to ask yourself…

Understanding Machine Translation's Strengths

Understanding Machine Translation's Strengths

Last week, I wrote about being inspired by Kirti Vashee's presentation on the application of statistical machine translation (MT). During this week, I had the chance to talk to several of our MT post editors about their views on editing MT output. It was very interesting to see their perspectives.…