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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in the European Union this week (on May 25). With these changes, data privacy protections are increasing substantially, as are the penalties for companies not in compliance. Linguistic Systems has been working hard to ensure that our clients, translators, and producers who hold European data are informed and ready. Here are some highlights of how the new regulations will affect our translation processes, along with other…
Will it look better at 1/3 less? Neural translation (NT) is showing great promise as a baseline tool for high-volume content translation. Compared to (statistical) machine translation, Neural offers better comprehension and readability right out of the box. Few would argue that the quality of Neural translation is good enough to publish as is. But what if a human post-edit is added? And not just a light post-edit (our level 3 of quality), but a…
How much budget is enough? How much is too much? You’re the Lead Counsel or Head of Litigation Prep for an important case. You have a massive quantity of foreign language documents to translate in a limited time. To feel confident about the quality of your information and your ability to meet Court-imposed deadlines, budget is a huge factor. How much will it cost your client to achieve the translation objectives and, more importantly, to…
Part 2 of 3: Intelligent Translation Services Consulting As an attorney, particularly the Lead Counsel on an important case, you’ve achieved much in your career by mitigating risk. But when aspects of the case aren’t in your control, it’s much harder. An area where you sometimes have the least control is Court- or DOJ-imposed deadlines. If you’re required to produce thousands of foreign language documents in English within 3 weeks, that’s a hard-stop on your…
Part 1 of 3: Intelligent Translation Services Consulting If, like many of our clients, you’re leading a high-profile international legal case, these 3 challenges probably keep you up at night. They are Information Uncertainty, Timeline Uncertainty, and Budget Uncertainty. Information Uncertainty is when a mountain emerges of foreign language documents that are central to your case. But they’re not in English. You’re not sure what’s in them. You don’t know the full extent of your…
Your Foreign Language Translation Library Is A Hidden Asset If you’re responsible for the growth of your association membership and/or the improvement of member services, a significant opportunity may be available for you. You can monetize one of your most important assets — your industry-specific terminology and knowledge — by building a foreign language translation library. This multilingual glossary enables members to enhance their translations with augmented intelligence.  This can help members to save significantly…
What Would You Do With More Time And Less Anxiety? Admit it. You probably hate securing quotes when you have a new translation project. It’s a disruption to your regular routine. It requires you to devote a concentrated amount of time and effort to the process. And it causes anxiety as you wonder whether you’ve invited enough providers, selected the right process, and secured the best pricing. You have better things to do with your…
Your Patent Deserves Equal Clarity in Global Markets 2016 was a record-breaking year in technology and invention according to the World Intellectual Property Organization. With more than 233,000 patents issued, that is a lot of innovation. If you’re an intellectual property owner, you want to protect your patents and content while also enabling other potential contributors throughout the world to collaborate. To do this, you must present your intellectual property in a form that is…
How Linguistics Cracked The Ransomware Code Cyberattacks, bugs, viruses, cybertheft, malware or ransomware … a breach of data security under any name is formidable. But, leveraging linguistic analysis is proving to be a valuable tool in cracking a hacker’s code. As technology advances, the sophistication and intricacies of cyberterrorism add new complexity to data and risk management. However, each attack embeds identifiers in the code that can help lead authorities to the correct perpetrator. Global…
When Your Documents May Need Extra Validation  On occasion, you may be asked to provide written proof of the authenticity and quality of a translation. In these cases, you have the option to present either a certified copy, or a notarized certification. As the client, you determine which one to use. Are you confident that you would choose the best type for your needs? Here’s how to decide. A certified translation must have a signed…