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Easy Chinese?

ShaoLan's "Easy Chinese" is a system for learning Chinese characters and their meanings. It was developed by ShaoLan Hsueh, who created it to help people learn Chinese characters in a more efficient and effective way. The system is based on the idea that Chinese characters can be broken down into simpler components that are easier… Continue reading Easy Chinese?

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Software localization – QT Linguist

Qt Linguist is a tool that is part of the Qt framework, which is a cross-platform application development framework that is widely used to develop applications for various platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. It is a localization tool that is used to translate the user interface of Qt applications into different languages.… Continue reading Software localization – QT Linguist

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3 reasons to try machine translation

To facilitate communication with people who speak a different language. Machine translation can help facilitate communication between people who speak different languages by providing a quick and easy way to translate text or speech from one language to another. To improve efficiency. In certain situations, machine translation can help improve efficiency by allowing people to… Continue reading 3 reasons to try machine translation

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A wearable Text-Reading Device

Finger Reader is a wearable technology device that is designed to help people with visual impairments read printed text. It is a small, portable device that fits over the fingertip and is worn like a ring. The Finger Reader uses a camera and advanced text recognition technology to scan text and read it aloud to… Continue reading A wearable Text-Reading Device

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Swype, a living keyboard

Swype is a virtual keyboard software application for touchscreen devices. It was developed by Nuance Communications and was first released in 2002. Swype is known for its ability to allow users to input text by "swiping" their finger across the virtual keyboard, rather than tapping on individual keys. This can make typing on a touchscreen… Continue reading Swype, a living keyboard

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The Top 100 Language Service Providers by common sense advisory

This is a very interesting publication about the biggest world companies providing linguistic services. There are a number of reasons why following the top 100 language service providers (LSPs) might be beneficial. Industry insights: By following the top LSPs, you can stay up to date on the latest trends and developments in the language services… Continue reading The Top 100 Language Service Providers by common sense advisory

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Translingo Voice

Translingo Voice is a universal translator app that is designed to translate text or speech from one language to another in real-time. It is available for iOS and Android devices. Some of the features that Translingo Voice offers include: Real-time translation: Translingo Voice is designed to translate text or speech in real-time, as it is… Continue reading Translingo Voice

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Scrubly – clean up your address book

Scrubly is a tool that helps users clean up their address book and remove duplicate, outdated, or incorrect contact information. It is a cloud-based service that allows users to import their address book from various sources, including Gmail, Outlook, and others, and then scan it for errors and duplicates. Scrubly uses advanced algorithms and machine… Continue reading Scrubly – clean up your address book

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Duolingo!

Duolingo is a language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. The platform is designed to make learning a new language enjoyable and rewarding, using gamification elements such as points and rewards to motivate learners. Duolingo offers a range of language courses for English speakers… Continue reading Duolingo!

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WebCorp – web as corpus

WebCorp is a collection of tools and resources that allow users to analyze and explore the vast amount of linguistic data available on the web. It provides a platform for researchers and students to study language use in a wide range of contexts, including social media, blogs, news articles, and other online sources. WebCorp allows… Continue reading WebCorp – web as corpus