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What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet?

< Back to ULG Blog What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet? By United Language Group There are over 6,000 languages in the world, each with pronunciations that vary depending on accents, dialects, and more. With the large majority of these languages, ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


GDPR Enforcement: Are you prepared for an audit or a "dawn raid?"

< Back to ULG Blog GDPR Enforcement: Are you prepared for an audit or a "dawn raid?" By United Language Group It’s nearly the one-year mark for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we’re starting to see enforcement already. Most notably, of ...

Topics: Featured, Strategy, Technology, Compliance, GDPR


When and How Will AI Truly Understand Human Language? Is It Possible?

< Back to ULG Blog When and How Will AI Truly Understand Human Language? Is It Possible? By United Language Group In 2011, the American trivia game show Jeopardy! featured a special guest contestant: IBM’s Watson, a supercomputer. Watson was selected to ...

Topics: Featured, Machine Translation, Technology, Machine Translation


When Free, Unsecured MT Tools Fail: Five Examples of MT Mishaps

< Back to ULG Blog When Free, Unsecured MT Tools Fail: 5 Examples of MT Mishaps By United Language Group Last week, Facebook received strong criticism for an embarrassing translation mistake triggered by its algorithm. After a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit an ...

Topics: Featured, Machine Translation, Technology, Translation, Machine Translation


Regulating Big Data: SC 42 and Artificial Intelligence

< Back to ULG Blog Regulating Big Data: SC 42 and Artificial Intelligence By United Language Group According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), 40% of digital transformation initiatives will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) services by 2019 and 75% ...

Topics: Featured, Technology, Translation, Compliance


Video Remote Interpreting: Enhancing Patient Care And Cutting Costs

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< Back to ULG Blog Video Remote Interpreting: Enhancing Patient Care And Cutting Costs By United Language Group According to the Center for Disease Control, in the U.S. alone there are 990.8 million physicians’ visits and 267.1 million emergency room visits ...

Topics: Strategy, Technology, Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting


Reconciling Humans And Machines: Using Both For Successful Translation Projects

< Back to ULG Blog Reconciling Humans And Machines: Using Both For Successful Translation Projects By United Language Group It’s a familiar trope that emerges time and time again in science fiction: human invents machine, machine becomes smarter than human, ...

Topics: Machine Translation, Technology


Taking Your Apps Global: Localization for Mobile Devices

< Back to ULG Blog Taking Your Apps Global: Localization for Mobile Devices By United Language Group In 2017, mobile apps were downloaded by users more than 197 billion times. Over the last few years, apps and mobile marketing have represented a large ...

Topics: Localization, Strategy, Technology, Translation


The Meaning Of Medicine: Translating Drug Names

< Back to ULG Blog The Meaning Of Medicine: Translating Drug Names By United Language Group The misuse of prescribed medication can lead to serious health problems. Policy makers in the United States are working to implement legislation that will help put an ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Global Marketing Guides: Germany

< Back to ULG Blog Global Marketing Guides: Germany By United Language Group As the world’s fourth largest economy and the largest country in the European Union, Germany has become one of the most sought-after destinations for global marketers. The country’s ...

Topics: Global News, Global Marketing, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


The Translator’s Evolving Role: Where We Are Now, And Where We’re Heading

< Back to ULG Blog The Translator’s Evolving Role: Where We Are Now, And Where We’re Heading By United Language Group Thanks to recent technological advances, the translation industry has undergone extensive change. The old-fashioned method of individually ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Kathrin Bussmann Q+A: An Interview With The Worldly Marketer Podcast Host

< Back to ULG Blog Kathrin Bussmann Q+A: An Interview With The Worldly Marketer Podcast Host By United Language Group Kathrin Bussmann is busy. The Worldly Marketer Podcast host and founder of global marketing agency Verbaccino juggles both projects by ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation