Translation

Files, Files Everywhere: The Subtle Power of Translation Alignment

Miloš Matović 3 months ago Comment

Here’s the basic scenario: you have the translated versions of your documents, but the translation wasn’t performed in a CAT tool and you have to build a translation memory because these documents need to be updated or changed across the languages, you want to retain the existing elements, style and terminology, and you have integrated CAT technology in your processes in the meantime. The solution is a neat piece of language engineering called translation alignment.

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Interview with Marija Omazić: “New generations of students are more digitally literate and more mobile”

Zana Čizmin 3 months ago Comment
Marija Omazić

After several years of successful cooperation, we decided to learn more about Marija Omazić, full professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Osijek and the chair of the master’s programme in translation at the Department of English. She shared with us the joys of working with students and the details about many projects she was involved in.

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eLearning Localization: Building a Global Education System

Juraj Močilac 7 months ago Comment

When I first started writing this article, I had to decide how I’m going to style the head noun of the title. Is it e-Learning with a hyphen or without it and what’s the difference anyway? So, I did a little research and found out that the former was used in the earlier days when the concept was still new and unfamiliar to many. But as it was rising and slowly becoming a regular part of our lives, we dropped the hyphen so we could save ourselves from pressing one more key of the keyboard. That’s how I got to learn something new, even if it’s as banal as learning how to style a word.

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The Missing Piece In Translating Clinical Research Materials

Mladen Stojak 7 months ago Comment
Translating Clinical Research

That dreadful phrase bad translation has two distinct meanings – first, there is the obvious one, a text (or any other material) replete with errors in meaning, style, grammar and orthography and second, the more serious one, including delayed and cancelled product launches, loss of time, resources and energy and, most dreadful of them all, negative representation on a foreign market, which is also the price of a bad translation.

How to prevent it?

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Updating Clinical Study Documentation: Translation, Consistency and Quality

Miloš Matović 8 months ago Comment
Updating Clinical Study Documentation: Translation, Consistency and Quality

The amount of textual materials used before, during and after clinical research is often massive and includes a wide range of different types of documents composed by healthcare professionals, legal and financial experts and patients. If any of these documents needs to be updated or changed for any reason, amending and updating the translated version of these documents may be painful and time-consuming.

Luckily, there are processes and technologies designed to make these actions painless.

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Trascreation for the Life Sciences: Why, When and How

Miloš Matović 10 months ago Comment

Transcreation is most definitely not one of the things that spring to mind when we talk about the medical translation or localization of pharmaceutical materials. With all the seriousness of study protocols, summaries of product characteristics and correspondences with the regulatory bodies, we tend to forget that medical and pharmaceutical companies also need marketing solutions to propel their business and reach their customers and clients.

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Medical Translation Challenges

Miloš Matović 12 months ago Comment
Medical Translation Challenges

The task of language professionals is essentially the same across industries and can always be summarized as helping companies and organizations communicate their messages to the target audiences, partners and clients. In this article we take a look at what medical translators need to know to make this communication possible in the vast and the diverse world of life sciences.

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Science or Fiction: Machine Translation Explained

Juraj Močilac 1 year ago Comment
Science or Fiction: Machine Translation Explained | Blog | Ciklopea

Once when I was a kid, I was passing by a car wash which had the big written sign “Machine washing and polishing” with a friend who asked me, all amazed, “Wow, they have machines to wash the cars?!” And the guy who worked there heard him and replied, mildly disappointed “Do I look like a machine to you?” We did not expect that, but he, indeed, was still a human being. Same goes with machine translation (MT).

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Language Industry as an Auxiliary Discipline to Life Sciences

Ciklopea 3 years ago Comment
Language Industry as an Auxiliary Discipline to Life Sciences | Ciklopea

The massive amount of life sciences texts being translated to almost every written language of the world every day is essentially an active exchange of information on the cutting-edge life sciences products, procedures and development that are constantly widening the lexical stock of the target languages and thus make a valuable contribution to the scientific arenas of the target territories.

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