Word Vectors: The Foundation of Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Deep learning has myriad applications. However, in the context of technical communication, natural language processing (NLP) is the most relevant, since it is powering the newest generations of machine translation, sentiment analysis, and voice synthesis.  Let’s have a look at the topic of NLP. I was first introduced to it during a fascinating lecture by […]

Rhino Africa: Where Tourism and the Web Meet

Our week in Cape Town will kick off with a visit to Rhino Africa, which has agreed to host us at their Cape Town offices! The visit will be divided into two parts. The first will involve a general presentation of the company. Then, we will participate to a workshop on the challenges of digital […]

Defining Localization: An Introduction by Dr. Naoto Nishio

You must have heard of “translation” before. However, the term “localization” could still be a mystery to you. In order for the students to better get a grasp of the idea behind localization, CAWEB students specializing in Japanese were offered the opportunity to attend an exclusive course on localization presented in Japanese by Dr. Naoto […]

Google Pixel Buds: Dreaming of a World Where Language Barriers no Longer Exist

October 2017. Google launches a new ‘Made by Google’ product: the Pixel Buds. These are a set of around-the-neck, wireless headphones designed to do a whole lot more than just take calls and play music. Although the product sounds great, we will not advertise it since it would be outside the scope of this blog. […]

How These 4 Fields Need Professional Translation Services

Thanks to advances in communications technology, it has become easier than ever for businesses to reach customers on a global scale. For a business to thrive internationally – regardless of the industry – it must ensure that key materials undergo professional translation. Proper translations don’t merely help to spread brand awareness. In some instances, regional […]