ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

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

In 2011, the American trivia game show Jeopardy! featured a special guest contestant: IBM’s Watson, a supercomputer. Watson was selected to compete against the show’s top winners, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, to see who would be victorious in this epic human ...

Topics: Featured, Machine Translation, Technology, Machine Translation


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

Last week, Facebook received strong criticism for an embarrassing translation mistake triggered by its algorithm. After a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit an island in Indonesia in early August, Facebook users poured forth words of support and sympathy, often ...

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


Reconciling Humans And Machines: Using Both 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, technologies such as machine translation (MT) are ...

Topics: Machine Translation, Technology


5 Compelling Reasons to Use Machine Translation

How do you know when machine translation is right for a particular job or for your business? Some translation jobs are better left to human translators. However, machine translation has distinct advantages of its own. With that in mind, here are 5 compelling ...

Topics: Machine Translation


Microsoft Says New MT System Achieves “Human Parity”

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 have ...

Topics: Global News, Machine Translation, Language, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


Four Steps To Less Post-Editing

Post-editing is a critical part of the process when you use Machine Translation (MT). In exchange for the speed, efficiency and friendly price tag of MT, you’ll have to spend some time reviewing and improving the text that is produced. However, this does not ...

Topics: Machine Translation, Tips & Tricks, Translation, Language Solutions


Webinar | Machine Translation: Technology and Evolution

By jason
When: Thursday, March 22 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. CST Register Here Keeping up with the fast-paced world of Machine Translation (MT) technology is a challenge for professionals both inside and outside the field. What MT methods are the fastest, most ...

Topics: Machine Translation, elearning, webinars


Four Ways Machine Translation Improves Compliance

Compliance management is no simple task in today's world. The sheer volume of data involved is intimidating enough. But when that data is in multiple languages, you have an additional layer of complexity to manage as well as another significant expense to ...

Topics: Machine Translation, Translation, Compliance


ULG Awarded Grant From IDA Ireland To Support Neural Machine Translation R&D In Galway

By jason
The grant will allow ULG to continue its focus on creating disruptive Machine Translation offerings for global clients Minneapolis, MN, USA (March 5, 2018) – United Language Group (ULG) has been awarded a quarter of a million euro grant by the Industrial ...

Topics: Machine Translation, Translation, Ireland, Press


MT Security In The Age Of Risk: Keeping Data Safe With Quality Control Standards

With legislation like the GDPR coming into effect in the E.U. and multiple news stories of data breaches taking place in the U.S., the need for companies to protect personal data is more important than ever. Language Solution Partners (LSPs) that offer ...

Topics: Best Practices, Localization, Machine Translation, Translation, Compliance


4 Common Machine Translation Myths Debunked

Machine translation (MT) certainly gets a lot of media hype - some deserved, some not. Read on to learn the truth behind 4 of the most common beliefs about MT. Machine translation myth #1: The best-known machine translation tool is the best machine ...

Topics: Machine Translation, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


The Language Industry’s Need For Standardized MT Testing

The translation industry is seeing a boom in Machine Translation (MT), both in use and technology. As these MT technology uses and applications evolve, a standardized MT scoring method is desperately needed but still lacking. In order to successfully leverage ...

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