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.
Facebook to buy firm specializing in voice translation
Facebook has agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a firm specializing in voice translation software, the two companies said, without providing financial details of the transaction.
Identifying the meaning of words with multiple meanings, without using their semantic context
Two Brazilian physicists have devised a method to automatically elucidate the meaning of words with several senses, based solely on their patterns of connectivity with nearby words in a given sentence – ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Microsoft wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
Japan firm launches real-time telephone translation
Japan's biggest mobile operator said Monday it will launch a translation service that lets people chat over the telephone in several different languages.
Most European languages in danger of digital extinction
Scientists from The University of Manchester were part of a European team of researchers who concluded that digital assistance for 21 of the 30 languages investigated is 'non-existent' or 'weak' at best.
Google online translation tops 200 mln users
Google Translate marked its sixth birthday on Thursday with news that more than 200 million people use the free online translation service monthly.
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 ...
Malaysia eye-poked over bad Google translations
Malaysia's defence ministry on Tuesday blamed the use of Google Translate for the mangled English that appeared on its website sparking online ridicule.
Google translates more India languages
Google on Tuesday expanded its free Internet translation service to include five languages spoken by more than a half million people in India and Bangladesh.