Machine Translation Quality Differs Between Languages

Machine translation can be very good, very bad or anything between. Most popular machine translation services tend to produce slightly different translations but the quality level is still quite the same. More variance can be found when you look at the translation quality between languages. English–Finnish is still far from English–Spanish in terms of machine translation quality. Continue reading Machine Translation Quality Differs Between Languages

The Right And Wrong Way of Using Languages

the right and wrong way of using languages The current discussion of language technologies and their impact on languages concentrates mostly on quality. Developers around the world are working very hard to make their innovations more capable of producing grammatically correct language because the usefulness of these innovations is evaluated through the quality. Still millions of people use all sorts of language technologies everyday in spite of the imperfect quality. Continue reading The Right And Wrong Way of Using Languages

The Biggest Obstacle to European Single Digital Market

Map of european languages: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Europe

Europe has worked hard on becoming a strong economical area. Labor and resources already move quite effortlessly across the continent. The next goal seems to be the creation of single digital market in Europe. It means that customers and sellers in different European countries could interact and do business together with ease. The goal is good but not simple to execute due to the language barriers. Continue reading The Biggest Obstacle to European Single Digital Market

Future Language Technologies Help People Already Today

language technology helps people in the future If you are an ordinary man or woman and you can speak English as a first or second language, you may think that language technologies are useless and produce low quality. In addition, if you are a translator you may feel like language technologies are either distracting you from the actual translation work or taking you out of business. And if you are a developer you may be fascinated by all the unutilized possibilities in the language technology field. Continue reading Future Language Technologies Help People Already Today