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How to Set Up a Linguistic Quality Feedback Loop That Actually Works

How to Set Up a Linguistic Quality Feedback Loop That Actually Works

It’s pretty frustrating to get reports of the same types of translation errors over and over again—especially with what seems to be a solid linguistic quality assurance (LQA) process in place. If you don’t figure out what’s going wrong, whoever reports those repetitive errors might get discouraged and stop trying to help.

Standards: The Invisible Architecture of the Language Industry

Standards: The Invisible Architecture of the Language Industry

Standards are an important part of most industries, but that’s an egregious understatement. Without standards, industries couldn’t reliably produce, procure, trade or even have a market to sell to. A better assertion would be that without standards, industries wouldn’t be healthy, sustainable entities. And they might not exist at all.

A Five-step Plan to Keep Content Current

A Five-step Plan to Keep Content Current

You work hard to create content that will be useful to your global customers and help them make decisions about your products and services. But it’s not a one-time deal: it’s highly likely that your first pieces of content will include information that changes over time. However diligent the research at the time of writing […]

Why Linguistic Quality Assurance Is a Layer, Not a Step

Why Linguistic Quality Assurance Is a Layer, Not a Step

As brands embrace new, more agile ways of getting their products to international markets, linear processes are being disrupted. Language quality assurance (LQA) is no different. To get it right, forward-thinking companies have begun to incorporate quality as a layer, instead of a step, in their globalization processes.

Nine Pitfalls of English-Arabic Translation

Nine Pitfalls of English-Arabic Translation

Arabic is the fifth largest language spoken in the world and one of the fastest growing in the US. But it’s consistently ranked as one of the hardest languages to learn, and to localize. Whether you need to translate content from English to Arabic or vice versa, it’s important to understand the dynamics of this […]

7 Reasons Your LQA Program Needs Attention

7 Reasons Your LQA Program Needs Attention

No two days are ever the same in product localization. When it comes to checking linguistic quality, your product might churn up a variety of unexpected issues—some acute, others more chronic and harmful to your reputation, yet all seemingly unique to your company.

February/March 2019 Crowd Researchers of the Month

February/March 2019 Crowd Researchers of the Month

Each month we like to recognize the top performing Crowd researchers for their outstanding work in the AOP Connect™ platform.  The Highlighter of the Month and each of the runners up receive a reward for their contributions – Congratulations to our Crowd!   Highlighter of the Month – February/March: TopAdvisor Smylie Researcher of the Month […]

Strengthen Your Linguistic Quality Program with Our Two-phased Approach

Strengthen Your Linguistic Quality Program with Our Two-phased Approach

Localization buyers are no different than buyers in any other marketplace: quality matters to them. But quality is a big word. In localization especially, linguistic quality assurance (LQA) means a lot of different things to different people, and it can fluctuate over time.

Practical Uses for AI Beyond Machine Translation

Practical Uses for AI Beyond Machine Translation

How artificial intelligence is shaping the localization industry is a subject we approach from many different angles. Generally, though, we’ve found that those interested in AI tend to fall into three camps: those who are suspicious and fearful of it (Will AI replace humans?), those who directly develop the technology (How can we improve AI?) […]

The State of Natural Language Generation in Content Creation

The State of Natural Language Generation in Content Creation

Using Natural Language Generation (NLG) tools to create content has been getting quite a bit of buzz in the past few years. (NLG is a subset of the general discipline of artificial intelligence.) The first content creation engines struggled with relatively basic writing tasks, producing content that was robotic in every sense. Many of these […]

Bon Voyage with RWS Moravia’s Top International Travel Tips

Bon Voyage with RWS Moravia’s Top International Travel Tips

RWS Moravians are frequent flyers. Many of us travel extensively to attend conferences, visit clients and work with colleagues at our offices worldwide (9 of them!). Each year, RWS Moravia is also an  exhibitor, speaker or attendee at over 20 worldwide events from organizations like TAUS, ATMA, LocWorld and GALA. We love interacting with people from […]