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An Overview of Machine Translation

Machine translation (MT) is defined as translation from one language to another as performed through software and unaided by the human hand, at least at the time the actual “raw” translation is rendered. MT systems are informed by advanced computational linguistics in order to identify, study and attempt to solve the various problems involved in[…]

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What You Need to Know About Light and Full Post-editing

In the legal world, it is often necessary to translate a large amount of documents for a big case or understand the gist of something quickly. It is no surprise that machine translation (MT) is frequently mentioned when considering these business needs. Sure, an MT engine can translate more quickly than humans—think tens of thousands of words[…]

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Four Ways to Drive Quality in Legal Translations

Legal translations possess a range of pretty distinct challenges. They require an extremely high level of industry knowledge, legal expertise in at least two countries and the ability to deliver within a painfully short timeframe.

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Riding the Legal Translation Teeter Totter

If you’ve ever been on a teeter-totter, you know it takes two to make it work—and that’s certainly true when talking about legal translation. Speed is on one end, quality on the other, and when you get the balance right, the result is a successful translation. The fulcrum, or point of balance, encompasses a number of best practices, all of which[…]

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Multilingual Legal Hearings: How to Plan for Success

When a legal hearing involves international expert witnesses, it is vital that the case does not fail because the parties involved cannot understand the proceedings. Here are our top tips for working with translators and interpreters on global cases.

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Advanced Security Options for Financial and Legal Translations

On 25 May 2018, GDPR was enforced and permanently changed the way companies can collect, store and use customer data. This data protection regulation puts customers firmly in the driver’s seat and the task of complying with this regulation falls upon businesses and organizations[1]. Almost a year on, we reflect on how the language services[…]

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Multi-Cultural Legalese: A Translations Company Specialty

In this global era, you have a greater need for professional legal translation services than ever before. Alpha Translations knows and understands that legal translation is about much more than simply finding the “most appropriate words.” Translated text must be constructed with precision, clarity, and elegance. Translators possess the specialized[…]

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Translation specialists—and why you can rely on them

Legal translators spend years honing their skills. At Alpha Translations, we take pride in the fact that these dedicated professionals are the very people who are working on your translations.

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