language technology

Back to basics – What is a text to speech technology?

Text-to-Speech technologies are methods of converting written text into spoken words. TTS systems use a combination of natural language processing, speech synthesis, and voice modeling to generate spoken speech from written text.   There are several popular platforms for text-to-speech, including: Google Text-to-Speech: a free service available on Android devices. Amazon Polly: a service offered… Continue reading Back to basics – What is a text to speech technology?

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Back to basics – What is Natural Language Processing ?

Back to basics – What is Natural Language Processing (NLP)? NLP is a subfield of artificial intelligence that deals with the interaction between computers and human languages. NLP techniques are used to analyze and understand human language, and can be used for a wide range of tasks such as: Text classification: Automatic categorization of text… Continue reading Back to basics – What is Natural Language Processing ?

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Back to basics – What are language technologies?

Language technologies are a set of computer-based tools and techniques that are used to process, understand, and generate human language. Some examples of language technologies include: 1. Natural Language Processing (NLP) This is a subfield of artificial intelligence that deals with the interaction between computers and human languages. NLP techniques are used to analyze and… Continue reading Back to basics – What are language technologies?

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World largest language services providers

There are both pros and cons to searching for and considering the largest companies in the world for language services. Some potential pros include: Size. Larger companies may have more resources, including financial resources and a larger pool of language experts, which could potentially translate into a higher level of quality. Reputation. Big companies may… Continue reading World largest language services providers

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Best employers – Localization Awards

There are several advantages to looking for companies that have been recognized as "best employers" through awards or other recognition programs: Reputation. Companies that have received awards or recognition as "best employers" are likely to have a good reputation in the industry, which can be beneficial for employees who want to work for a respected… Continue reading Best employers – Localization Awards

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Grammarly, check your spell

Grammarly is a writing and editing tool that helps users improve their grammar, spelling, and writing style. It is designed to catch mistakes and provide suggestions for improvement, making it easier for users to produce high-quality written work. To use Grammarly, you can either install the Grammarly browser extension, which will check your writing in… Continue reading Grammarly, check your spell

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Ask Ludwig Guru and you’ll write in perfect English, or almost…

Google’s little cousin specialized in computational linguistics.

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Find your job after your degree in languages in 5 steps

Determine what type of job you are interested in. Do you want to work in translation, interpretation, language teaching, or something else? Knowing what type of job you want will help you focus your job search and tailor your job application materials. Update your resume and cover letter. Make sure your resume and cover letter… Continue reading Find your job after your degree in languages in 5 steps

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Sentiment analysis

Sentiment analysis is the process of using natural language processing and computational linguistics to identify and extract subjective information from text. It is often used to determine the sentiment or emotional tone of a piece of text, such as a review or a social media post. There are several approaches to sentiment analysis, but one… Continue reading Sentiment analysis

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ELAN vs Google Machine translation test

A chef cooked the two machine translated japanese recipes and served the different dishes to passersby. Enjoy the video!