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Microsoft Windows Vista/7 Translation software compatibility

Windows 7, the latest operating system incarnation from Microsoft, has produced new headaches for translation software requirements. Much existing software is incompatible, only working on Windows 95,98,ME,2000,NT and XP. LEC and Systran both raced new 2007 Vista compatible product versions to market and their latest version are Windows 7 compatible. LEC Translate 9 and Power Translator 14 are full Windows XP/Vista/7 compatible. Upgrades are availablke from earlier versions. . LEC's new product range was also the first to feature Mozilla Firefox add-ins compatibility. Read more...

Is Free Online Translation Software really free?

The saying "there is no such thing as a free lunch" in part applies here. Free translation software tends to operate on more limited dictionary sizes with fewer technical terms and may lack the full idiomatic and grammatical phrase databases that improve translation quality with paid for packages. Read more...

Real Time Live Speech Translation Technology

NewScientist.com news service reported on 31 October 2005 that technology providing real time translation of speech from one language to another has been demonstrated by US and European scientists, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. They were developed by researchers at the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (InterACT), a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. Professor Waibel demonstrated the system almost instantly translating his talk in English simultaneously back into German and Spanish. The speech translation software uses speech recognition and voice synthesis with statistical techniques to speed up the words and phrase selection based upon scans of previously translated documents to build probability rules for translation. Read more...

Windows PC Translation software availability

Windows PC translation software is available in the following languages: Asian, European, Eastern European, Middle Eastern, English to & from Arabic, Brazilian, Chinese, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and many more with varying levels of quality and technical dictionaries. Also Advanced interactive software Word/Phrase dictionaries in dozens more languages including Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian and more. See also language learning software.

Translation software for immigration, asylum, prisons, and council ethnic diversity initiatives

Translation software is ideal for migrant workers, local and national councils, police, government departments, housing trusts, asylum centres, immigration, detention and removal centres, prisons, health services, military, security services and legal translation needs. Save a fortune on translation services budgets or get cheap first drafts.

Public spending on interpreters and translators for immigrants now exceeds 100m for police forces, councils and hospitals needing to translate information and literature into dozens of languages. NHS trusts alone spend more than 55m on translating and interpreting services. Local authorities spend 25m and police and courts some 31m. The Institute of Translation and Interpreting suggests that the overall translation market is around 400m. A typical prison or immigration removal centre translation bill is 30,000 pa. This can be halved by using translation software for first drafts and internal notices and basic documents. Read more...

Machine translation software versus human translators

Machine translation software continues to improve and whilst being an economical alternative to human translation services it is no substitute without good training in use, and the observation of simple rules such as inputting plain rather than colloquial idiomatic English in the first instance. Also many users do not realise the simple right click facility in many of the programs offering alternative translations. Read more about computer based document translation issues or enquire about on-site training to improve human use of machine based translation software.

Translation software for business

Professional level translation software is ideal for commercial businesses with international trade, workplaces with migrant workers, Save a fortune on human translators, get cheap first drafts, real time translation of messaging services, web page, email and full document translation. For best results choose products from LEC or Systran.

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