Researchers Claim that AI-Translated Text Are Less “Lexically” Rich than Human Translations

By ATA | February 17, 2021

In a new study, researchers from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the University of Maryland attempt to quantify the lexical and grammatical diversity…

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Studies from Japan Find Singing in Some Languages Could Spread COVID-19 More Easily than Others

By ATA | February 17, 2021

Does singing in different languages create more potentially infectious droplets and aerosols? Researchers in Japan say the answer is yes. At least three separate…

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Revamped White House Website Aims for Inclusivity and Accessibility

By ATA | February 17, 2021

Shortly after President Joe Biden took office, sharp-eyed internet users noticed several major changes relating to the inclusivity and accessibility of the White House’s…

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Rutgers University Translation Program Aids Newark’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

By ATA | February 17, 2021

Faculty, students, and alumni of the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, have found many ways to…

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New York Lawmakers Pitch Bill Requiring State COVID Websites to Offer Translations

By ATA | February 17, 2021

Two New York lawmakers want to ensure that New Yorkers who do not speak English as their primary language have access to the latest…

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With Indigenous Language Classes on Hold, University of Winnipeg Launches New Ojibway Radio Drama

By ATA | January 20, 2021

Canada’s University of Winnipeg has created an Ojibway radio drama to fill the gap left when Indigenous community language courses were put on hold…

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Medical Interpreter Is Voice for Baltimore’s Latino Patients during COVID-19 Treatment

By ATA | January 20, 2021

Elsa Aguilar Bustos serves as a medical interpreter at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, helping Latino patients navigate the intricacies of treatment for…

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Dispute Erupts over Translation Rights to New Nobel Laureate

By ATA | January 20, 2021

After winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Louise Glück has found herself at the heart of less-welcome publicity due to a dispute over who…

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Boston Planning and Development Agency Adds New Language Access Rules

By ATA | January 20, 2021

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is rolling out a new set of rules to ensure residents who don’t speak English well or…

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Thousands of Afghan and Iraqi Interpreters Hope Biden will Help Them Resettle in U.S.

By ATA | January 20, 2021

Afghan and Iraqi interpreters facing reprisals for helping American forces hope President-Elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration will offer them asylum in the United States.…

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Translation on Virginia Department of Health’s Website Told Spanish Readers They Didn’t Need COVID-19 Vaccine

By ATA | January 20, 2021

A Google-generated translation on the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) website told Spanish readers the COVID-19 vaccine was “not necessary.” The translation in question…

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Meet GPT-3, the Latest Natural-Language System

By ATA | December 1, 2020

GPT-3, the latest natural-language system, generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes email, answers trivia questions, learns language by analyzing online texts, and even writes its…

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