ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Implementing an Anti-Bribery System: A Brief Introduction to ISO 37001

  A strong company cannot function without guidelines in place to prevent corruption. In particular, businesses around the globe need to be wary of bribery within an organization. According to The Org...

Esperanto: A Language for World Peace

In the latter half of the 19th century, Ludovik Lazarus Zamenhof had an idea. The Jewish ophthalmologist believed there needed to be a commonality among all people in order to foster peace and accepta...

No Need for Humans? Taking Language Lessons From a Chatbot

Forget the days of pocket dictionaries and in-person classes. There’s a new way to learn a foreign language. Chatbots, a relatively recent form of artificial intelligence that can interact with humans...

How it Works: Simultaneous Interpretation of the Presidential Debates

  Millions of people have been tuning in to watch the 2016 US presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And Americans aren’t the only ones watching. People in places like Israel, ...

Google Translate's New AI a Step Forward, But Not Perfect

Have the machines taken over yet? These days, sometimes it sure feels like it. And Google’s announcement last week that the company has devised a new machine translation method that’s purportedly almo...

5 Rules For Global English Writing

It takes many different steps and tools for your business to reach a global audience. Whether you’re marketing a product to international consumers or internally relaying corporate information to your...

Are You a Strong Translator? See If These Traits Describe You

Translators are connectors. They connect people, places and ideas with their ability to speak more than one language. They’re not only bi- or multi-lingual, but they’re also experts on the culture tha...

"Bob's Your Uncle?" The Difficulty Posed by Idiomatic Translation

  Silverware or cutlery? Highway or motorway? Sidewalk or pavement? If you’ve ever been an American in the United Kingdom or a Briton traveling in the United States, chances are you’ve had to learn ea...

No Longer a Mystery: 2,000-Year-Old Bible Excerpt Deciphered

What was once thought of as only a charred, ancient remain found at the site of a synagogue has been restored and discovered to be an original text from the Bible. Last week it was revealed that an ex...

The Early Days of Translation Technology

  We are absolutely surrounded by marvels of translation technology in this day and age. Currently, it is possible to numerically analyze mixed language documents using Language Identification softwar...

Studies Show Bilingual Speakers Have Superior "Attentional Control"

  Thinking about learning another language? New research suggests it’s a good idea. The journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition recently published a study which uncovered that bilingual people ha...

Canadian Hiring Controversy Highlights Larger Machine Translation Debate

anadian Hiring C The debate over whether machines will replace humans in the translation industry has again come up in the news – this time the controversy surrounds a new vetting system for hiring fr...

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