ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

How ULG Handles Bias in Machine Translations

AI-powered neural machine translation (NMT) has the potential to unite us across miles and languages. But there’s a dark side: it also has the potential to unwittingly reinforce societal biases by pro...

Machine Translation Improves Processes

Machine translation tools are rapidly evolving, from the first translation engine built by Petr Troyanskii in 1930 to today's application of neural networks, where the artificial intelligence (AI) bui...

Addressing the Top 3 Concerns around Machine Translation Solutions in Healthcare

Within the healthcare industry, machine translation (MT) has rapidly come into focus as a solution for managing turnaround time and efficiency within the translation process. However, as organizations...

Why Machine Translation Terminology Management Matters in Manufacturing

This article was originally published in October 2020 and has been updated. Terminology management is a critical and key component to ensuring optimal translation quality for all localized content. It...

How to Use Machine Translation to Increase Efficiency and Save Money

This article was originally published in July 2019 and has been updated. Artificial Intelligent Machine Translation (AI MT), like ULG's MT technology Octave MT, can unlock tremendous opportunity for g...

How Companies Are Using Machine Translation for Better Communication

This article was originally published in June 2019 and has been updated. Many companies already use instantaneous translation engines—Machine Translation (MT)—for technical documentation and large vol...

Takeaways & Trends: What we learned at LocWorld40 2019

Our digital world is changing multilingual communication and the way we localize for global markets. At this year’s LocWorld40 “Go Global, Be Global” conference in Estoril, Portugal we uncovered insig...

The Benefits of Machine Translation

This article was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated. If you’re at all familiar with the language translation industry, you’ve heard debate about the pros and cons of machine trans...

Using Humans and Machines for Successful Translation Projects

It’s a familiar trope that emerges time and time again in science fiction: human invents machine, machine becomes smarter than human, machine replaces human. However, in the language services industry...

5 Compelling Reasons to Use Machine Translation Tools

This article was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated. How do you know when machine translation is right for a particular job or for your business? While some translation jobs are b...

3 Common Machine Translation Myths Debunked

This article was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated. Machine translation (MT) gets a lot of media hype: some deserved, some not. Read on to learn the truth behind three of the m...

What is Machine Translation Gisting?

Machine Translation (MT) can be a daunting subject with its multiple training approaches and long list of terms. Those new to MT can easily get confused when words like Curated MT, bleu scores, corpus...

When Machine Translation Works, and When It Is Likely To Need Some Help

This article was originally published in April 2018 and has been updated. Machine Translation (MT) and its applications continue to gain traction as one of the hottest topics in the language industry,...

Writing Content For Machine Translation: Keep it Simple, Recycle, Repeat

Translation errors can be embarrassing – sometimes extremely so. Coke once learned this the hard way when an advertisement on its vending machine inadvertently said "Hello, Death" in Maori. Lucky for ...

Canadian Hiring Controversy Highlights Larger Machine Translation Debate

Canadian Hiring 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 fre...

Using MT and Human Translation within eDiscovery

This article was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated. The process of one person translating from one language into another, especially when it involves corporate and legal docu...

Back to Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to Machine Translation

This article was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated. Technology continues to improve, making many tasks easier and more efficient. This is especially true in the world of tran...