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Spotlight on machine translation at East meets West 2017

Date: 4 - 6 November 2014 Location: Warsaw, Poland Title: European Patent Office's Patent Information Conference The final event of our busy autumn schedule takes place back across the water in Europe! We will attend the European Patent Office's annual Patent Information Conference which will take place at the Hotel Sofitel Victoria in Warsaw, Poland from November 4-6. We will be at exhibitor stand 19 for the...

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Localization-World-–-Vancouver-–-Oct-29-31

Date: 29 - 31 October 2014 Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Title: Localization World The Iconic Team is hitting the road to attend a number of events this October and November! The final event in the Vancouver trilogy, following AMTA and TAUS, is Localization World which will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from October 29-31. We will be at exhibitor stand 113 for the duration of...

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TAUS Machine Translation Showcase - Dublin - June 4

Date: 27 - 28 October 2014 Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Title: TAUS Annual Conference The Iconic Team is hitting the road to attend a number of events this October and November! Directly following AMTA, we will attend the TAUS Annual Conference to be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada, on October 27th and 28th. TAUS is a very unique event allowing for lively participation...

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AMTA-–-Vancouver-–-Oct-22-26

Date: 22 - 26 October 2014 Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Title: American Machine Translation Association Conference (AMTA) The Iconic Team is hitting the road to attend a number of events this October and November! The first of these is the American Machine Translation Association Conference (AMTA) to be held at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Wednesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 26,...

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Language-Challenge-5-Portuguese

Português Quick Facts Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world with official status in 10 countries across 4 continents (though the majority are in Brazil). It is a member of the Romance family of languages, and is also descended from Vulgar Latin. Portuguese is not one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations despites numerous petitions to have it added. There...

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Language-Challenge-4-Spanish

Español / Castellano Quick Facts Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, official to more than 20 countries in Europe and the Americas. In Spanish, the language can be referred to as either español ("Spanish") or castellano ("Castilian"). Preference for one term or the other depends on the region. The Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy) was founded in 1713 to govern and...

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Language-Challenge-3-Japanese

日本語 (Nihongo) Quick Facts Official language only to Japan, it is the most spoken language in the world that is spoken in just a single country. It is a member of the Japonic family, which includes languages of islands surrounding Japan, though its origin is still unresolved from a scholarly perspective. 12% of the residents of Hawaii are Japanese speakers. The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is...

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Language-Challenge-2-German

Quick Facts Official language status in 7 European countries - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, and Italy (South Tyrol). German is the most widely spoken native language in the EU. Obviously enough, it's a member of the Germanic family of languages, with origins in Northern Europe. The Goethe-Institut, a body of the German government named after famous writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, promotes the...

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Language-Challenge-1-French

Quick Facts Official language of 29 countries across Europe, Africa, North American, the Caribbean, and Australasia. Kinshasa, capital city of DR Congo, is the second largest French speaking city in the world, after Paris. It's a Romance Language, descended from Vulgar Latin (the language of Ancient Rome). The language is governed by the Académie française (French Academy) which was founded in 1685. Famous quote originating...

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Introducing-“The-Language-Challenges-Series”

Machine Translation is about more than just data and computer processing. Machine Translation is about content and language, and languages have different styles, structures, and personalities. We are delighted to announce that, starting next week, we will be publishing a 8-part blog series in which, each week, we take a detailed look at a world language from a linguistic perspective, provide some facts and figures, and...

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