News tagged with language translation

Google to update translation app for phones

Quentin Hardy of The New York Times said it well: The tech industry is trying "to topple the Tower of Babel." He said that 80 to 90 percent of the web is in just 10 languages. Google, for one, has made i ...

dateJan 12, 2015 in Software weblog
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Japan's gaming market is a world apart

The latest version of blockbuster videogame Grand Theft Auto may have stoked a worldwide buying frenzy, but the ultra-violent offering is likely to be a minnow in Japan's vast gaming market.

dateSep 22, 2013 in Software
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Cheap translations, but not replacement for humans

An Israeli startup says it has come up with a way to overcome language barriers when conducting international business: an automated service that provides quick translations between English and seven other ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Internet
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Our ambiguous world of words

(Phys.org) —Ambiguity in language poses the greatest challenge when it comes to training a computer to understand the written word. Now, new research aims to help computers find meaning.

dateMay 31, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Samoan dictionary: A much needed update

A Victoria University academic aims to use his newly acquired skills to create an updated Samoan language dictionary on the web, as well as a larger collection of work documenting the language.

dateMay 29, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Calif. Hmong community launches online translator

(AP) -- When Phong Yang, a Hmong refugee from Laos, landed in California's Central Valley - via stops in Thailand and France - he was 14 years old. He learned to speak Hmong from his parents, but today he has a hard time ...

dateMar 25, 2012 in Other
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