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German Translators Won’t Be Replaced By Technology

The commonest discussion topics today revolve around artificial intelligence, machine learning and any other technology in the future that could be suitable replacements for human resources in workplaces. It appears that one key area of importance when it comes to automation is automated translation services such as machine translation which is one of the largest driving force behind new technology development.

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Blockchain’s Future in the Language Translation Industry

Blockchain is purported to be a digital ledger, containing economic transactions that cannot be corrupted but can be programmed to record financial transactions. The blockchain database is not stored in one location, which means the records it stores are public, but easily verifiable. There is no central version of the information in existence, so it is not possible for a hacker to enter and corrupt. The host consists of millions of computers and its data can be accessed by anybody who is on the internet.

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What is the Value in Learning German?

One of the greatest achievements one could ever have in a lifetime is becoming fluent in a second language and there are few better languages to learn than German. 

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Learning German Opens a Window on to German Culture

As with many other cultures, it is the people, the traditions and the language that makes the uniqueness of German culture. Germany has built up a reputation for being the country of thinkers and poets.  In more recent decades its more than 80 million inhabitants aren’t just of German origin, but hail from many countries throughout Europe and around the world.

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Some Interesting Facts About the German Language

Most people who have never visited Germany know something about the country, even if they know nothing much about the German language. They may know that Germany is one of the most important of the European countries in terms of economics. They may know that Germany loves soccer and its national team has won international tournaments like the Soccer World Cup and the Europa Cup more times than most other countries.

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How Reliable are Camera/Image German Translation Apps?

Translation apps and online translation tools have been around for some time now. New additions to the technology include camera/image translation tools that are available for both Android and Apples devices. Are they reliable? Not really, if they are to be used professionally, but in most cases they are not.

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Differences Between the Old and New German Languages

If you are learning some basic German words, you may not be aware of just how much German has changed over the centuries. Even today, German speakers in different arts of Europe and different regions within Germany itself speak with a different dialect. These dialects may have a different word order and vocabulary, even though they are recognisably German.

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2019 Translation & Localization Conferences Around the World

Conferences offer a host of rewards to translators who make the effort to attend them. Advantages of attending a translation conference in 2019

There are good reasons for attending a translation conference. One of the main ones is being given the opportunity to pick up new knowledge from the conference speakers and the workshops offered throughout the event. Conferences are also great places for networking and meeting both fellow translators and contacts who could end up becoming clients. Freelance translators need something to motivate them and this is what attending a conference does. 

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Process for Applying a Schengen Visa in Australia

Australians are some of the world’s top travellers. When they visit Europe they are likely to stay between 11 and 16 days travelling in the countries. If you are an Australian citizen you are not required to get a visa for short trips to the Schengen countries in Europe. You can just arrive at the border by plane or train and get a 3-month stamp in your passport. This is issued instantly, as your passport number provides the immigration authorities with all the information they need to know about you.

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Translation Issues: With High-Context & Low-Context Cultures

Translators tend to specialise in the field of translation they work in. While fields like medical and scientific translation are very technical, translators have to deal with less cultural context than in other fields. Business and marketing translators, on the other hand, must always take into account the cultural context of the text they are translating.

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