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Translation Quality Assurance: What It Is And How It Works

Posted by United Language Group on May 21, 2018
When sending a communication in a different language, it can be tempting to rely on an online translator like Google Translate that provides instant results. After all, we all love a convenient solution. However, online translators are notorious for their ...

Topics: Translation


Advice For Aspiring Linguists: ULG Translators On How To Make It In Today’s Industry

Posted by United Language Group on May 11, 2018
On a recent trip to Australia, French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron committed a rather embarrassing slip of the tongue. “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome…” Macron told Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull before leaving the ...

Topics: Translation, Language


United Language Group Announces Acquisition of VIA, Inc.

Posted by United Language Group on April 16, 2018
In response to growing demand for legal and compliance-specific language solutions, VIA provides enhanced services, technology, and regulatory expertise to ULG. Minneapolis, MN – March 6, 2018 – United Language Group (ULG) today announced its acquisition of ...

Topics: Global News


Minimizing FCPA Risk Through Effective Translation

Posted by United Language Group on April 9, 2018
Since 1977, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has been the leading anti-corruption legislation for companies in the U.S. and those that trade on U.S. financial exchanges. The law lays out strict anti-bribery provisions, specifically prohibiting ...

Topics: Strategy, Translation, Compliance


Improving HCAHPS Scores Through Language Services

Posted by United Language Group on April 3, 2018
What makes quality healthcare? The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or HCAHPS, looks to answer that very question, and has been used since 2006 to gauge patients’ perspective on the quality of their hospital visits.    The ...

Topics: healthcare, Translation, Interpreting


Why A Translation Memory is Necessary For Cost Savings and Consistency

Posted by United Language Group on March 30, 2018
Business communication almost always relies and builds upon material that has already been created, unless the company is new. You don’t write a new company description every time you send out a press release, and you don’t write a new set of customer ...

Topics: Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation


EU Privacy Shield and GDPR: Working Together To Create Data Security

Posted by United Language Group on March 28, 2018
In recent years, the European Union has introduced various measures to improve data security and protect citizens’ personal information. To this end, the EU Privacy Shield was implemented in 2016, and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set ...

Topics: Legal, Compliance


Microsoft Says New MT System Achieves “Human Parity”

Posted by United Language Group on March 26, 2018
How good can Machine Translation (MT) be? Very good, according to Microsoft.    Earlier this month, the tech company announced it had created an MT system that reached “human parity” in translating Chinese to English. In other words, the system is said to ...

Topics: Global News, Machine Translation, Language


How To Foster Better Patient Understanding

Posted by United Language Group on March 23, 2018
Medical professionals are increasingly noting the correlation between patient health and health literacy. The more people are able to comprehend and understand about their healthcare, the more effective treatments tend to be.  Health literacy, according to ...

Topics: healthcare, Strategy, Translation, Interpreting


GDPR and Breach Response: Making Sure Your Notification System Is Compliant

Posted by United Language Group on March 22, 2018
With the GDPR deadline rapidly approaching, organizations are taking the final steps toward ensuring compliance for their data security systems. In Articles 33 and 34, the GDPR outlines the specific protocol that must be followed in the event of a data ...

Topics: Legal, Compliance


Clinical Trials: An Introduction To The ICH E6(R2) Addendum

Posted by United Language Group on March 15, 2018
Scientific and medical advances are often dependent on the results of research involving human subjects. This research requires significant ethical and safety considerations, and clinical trials involving humans are expected to follow guidelines consistent ...

Topics: Compliance, Clinical Trials


What Is HITRUST? A Look At The Common Security Framework

Posted by United Language Group on March 9, 2018
To understand HITRUST, it’s best to temporarily forget everything you know about HIPAA regulations, compliance and audits. Why? Chances are you view HIPAA as a challenge or an obstacle, while HITRUST is intended to be just the opposite. The Health Information ...

Topics: healthcare, IT, Compliance