Interview with Nikos on Cross-Language Information Retrieval

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Nikos Katris, submitted his thesis; ‘Evaluation of Two Statistical Machine Translation Systems within a Greek-English Cross-Language Information Retrieval Architecture’ to University of Limerick  in October 2015. In his research he compared the results of KantanMT with the Moses system for information retrieval.

Nikos was supervised by Dr Richard Sutcliffe at the University of Limerick’s College of Science and Engineering Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS). Nikos kindly agreed to discuss his research in an interview. The University of Limerick and the Localisation Research Centre are KantanMT’s academic partners. Continue reading

Smile for the New Universal “Language”😄

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The ubiquitous emoji (Japanese for “picture character”) on various social platforms has become the new linguistic and cultural tool of expression. Emojis are no longer just the moody teenager’s mode of communication – it has gone mainstream. On this #WorldSmileDay, let’s smile and look how emojis can actually help transcend the language barrier and has already become an established and defined auxiliary language. Continue reading

Fun with Language at Dublin Culture Night

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A few of us from KantanMT went to the annual Culture Night in Ireland and ended up having an absolute blast. Since we are interested in everything to do with languages, we of course decided to go to the Dublin Language Garden and the Translation is Fun! events arranged by linguists at the Trinity Long Room Hub (TLR) in Dublin.

As a part of the Culture Night, TLR arranged these two language-related events, which saw a great turnout and were a huge success with the visitors. Seeing as all our readers are interested in language and translation, we decided to share some of the highlights from the evening with you. Continue reading

5 Questions with Laura Casanellas

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Have you ever wondered who are people behind KantanMT?

We are thrilled to announce a series of posts where we will give 5 questions to each of our team members. These questions will delve a little deeper into their thoughts about technology, language and personal interests!

We are delighted to introduce Laura Casanellas, who bravely accepted the challenge of going first.

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Register for the 1st International Summer School in Translation Technology; 29 August – 2 September, 2016

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The University of Leuven (KU Leuven) is organising the 1st International Translation Technology Summer School for language professionals who are looking for a practice-oriented and state-of-the-art introduction to translation and localization issues and tools, from 29 August to 2 September, 2016 at Campus Sint-Andries, Antwerp, Belgium.

Antwerp_town_hallThe registration deadline is 31 July and there are a limited number of places still available.  The summer school, developed in collaboration with industry experts and consultants, translators’ association from Belgium, and guest lecturers from renowned universities, aims to help the participants make informed decisions when switching to modern translation environment systems.

The programme of hands-on workshops and lectures and it is suitable both for young graduates and language professionals (Translators, Project Managers, Translation Technology Lecturers) who are looking for a practice-oriented introduction to translation and localization issues and tools. Continue reading

Some Friday the 13th Trivia That Tells You Why Localization is Important

JASON_VOORHEES_-_FREDDY_VS_JASON.jpegToday is Friday the 13th, known by many as the unluckiest day of the year (as most of Jason Voorhees’s victims would probably agree). Indeed, in the Anglo-Saxon world and in some other parts of the globe, Friday the 13th still has the potential to paralyse and invoke irrational dread. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, announced that an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the US are affected by this day – so much so that they would go out of their way to avoid having to face the day – thus making it the most feared day in the history. Continue reading

KantanMT is Attending the South by Southwest Interactive Festival: Why are we excited?

sxsw-pr_320x320Enterprise Ireland is again showcasing the best Irish technology and innovation at the 21st annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival between March 11-20, 2016 in Austin, Texas – and we are excited!

So, why are we excited? Continue reading