ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

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...

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...

How to Combine Human Translators with Machine Technologies

      The process of one person translating from one language into another, especially when it involves corporate and legal documents, can be very slow and belabored. In a multinational and multilingu...

Machine Translation: A Beginner's Guide

  As new technology continues to improve, we are offered more digital innovations to make tasks easier and more efficient. This is especially true in the world of translation. Machine translation has ...

Translating Global Internal Investigation Materials

      It seems like every time I read the Wall Street Journal, I see those four dirty words that make global corporations cringe: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). According to The FCPA Blog, 87 c...

2016 EU IVD and MD Regulations at a Glance

  By Maurizio Suppo, Principal Consultant, Qarad Good old days will be gone forever – the new EU MD and IVD regulations are coming fast! The European regulatory framework for MDs and IVDs has been dri...

Starbucks Deserves A Gold Card For Localization

  Operating in 72 countries and territories with more than 20,000 locations, Starbucks has unprecedented global brand recognition. The white cup with the green logo and brown sleeve is on the forefron...