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An interesting Ted talk on communicating with dolphins

Hollie, January 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

In this interesting Ted talk, Denise Herzing discusses the art of communication with dolphins. Dolphin language code-cracking – now that’s a form of translation I would love to experience! Could we speak the language of dolphins?

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The Perils of Machine Translation…

Hollie, May 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm

“Please feel free to ask us questions and take a look at our website for further information.” This sentence was translated into French using an online machine translation tool. The French product was translated into Spanish. The Spanish product was translated into Portuguese. The Portuguese product was translated into Maltese….

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Is Translation Crossing the Frontiers that Technology Cannot?

Hollie, May 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

Whilst we are all aware of the globalisation of technology and the effect that this has had on making the world smaller (the Internet being the prime example), the question remains – are there frontiers that technology cannot cross? Translation serves not only to cross borders in business and to…

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