Foreign language translation continues to be the main pillar of the language translation service industry. Continuous growth in the industry is fueling innovation as translation service companies develop or adopt new technologies and techniques to better support their clients. The following are five of the most important new developments in the translation services industry.
1. The Rise of Machine Translation
As computing technologies become more advanced, translation agencies are beginning to rely more on machine translation. Fifteen years ago the quality of translation that a computer could provide was relatively low. A lot of work had to be done to edit and proofread translations coming from a machine. Translation algorithms have come a long way since then; although translators still cannot solely rely on computers, machine translation has helped boost the efficiency and speed of translation.
2. AI, Neural Networks, And Foreign Language Translation
AI advancements are occurring at breakneck speed. New machine learning algorithms and progress in processing power are being applied to translation. New machine translation programs are being developed with a neural network foundation. As the program translates, human corrections are fed to it, which allows the neural network to learn from its mistakes. These programs will continuously get better, and could provide important services to areas in the world that don’t have access to language translation services. In the future, these neural networks could even be applied to services like medical interpreting and legal interpreting services.
3. Podcasting, Video Production, And Foreign Language Translation
The last decade has seen a proliferation of podcasts and widely consumed videos. Popular podcasts could have millions of viewers/listeners, while the number of videos and views on YouTube has grown tremendously. This trend presents a great opportunity for translation service companies to provide video translation services as well as subtitling services. This opportunity will only become more lucrative as more people consume these new types of media.
4. Remote Foreign Language Translation And interpreting
The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally altered the way people work. It is common now for companies to operate on a hybrid model: working from an office for part of the week while working remotely from home the rest of the time. This shift created a new burgeoning market for language service providers. Remote interpreting services and other types of remote translation have become a mainstay in services provided by translation agencies. It is likely that this new trend will continue to grow as companies shift to the hybrid model.
5. An Increased Demand For Medical Translation
Another effect of the pandemic has been an increase in the demand for medical translation services. In America, new public health information is being released continuously by city, state, and federal authorities. This information needs to be understood by all people, many of whom may not understand English well. Consequently, it can be expected that the demand for medical translation will continue to grow over time.
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