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Acronym COVID-19

Writing about COVID-19

COVID-19 is an Acronym Coronavirus is the designation for the virus causing the disease called COVID-19, an acronym. Let us go step by step: An acronym is a sequence of letters representing words. CO stands for “corona”, VI for “virus” and D for “disease”: the 2019 coronavirus disease. In other words, we’re talking about the […]

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Search Engine Evolution

BERT – Search Engine Evolution

In late October 2019, Google launched a new algorithm to optimise search engine results. The algorithm is called BERT, and stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representation from Transformers. Described as the largest step in the evolution of the search engine industry in the past five years, it is estimated to affect one in ten searches. In […]

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Certified Translations in the UK

Certified Translations in the UK – ATC Stamp

New research by David Gray, sponsored by the Association of Translation Companies (ATC), highlights the lack of standardisation in the way UK public sector organisations accept certified translations. It also highlights divergent practices carried out by suppliers of certified translations in the United Kingdom. As an Accredited Member of the association that defines excellence standards […]

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translation project management

Letrário Attends International Summit on Translation Project Management

In early September, Letrário Translation Services was the only Portuguese agency to participate in a conference on the world’s leading translation project management system, which took place in Krakow, Poland. Read this article to learn about the most important points addressed at the conference. Proceedings began at dusk, at Pałac Pod Baranami, a house affording […]

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Machine Translation

The Evolution of Machine Translation

In this post, we will explore the evolution of machine translation starting with its origin, then moving on to the present and ending with the future. The term “machine translation” is used to describe a translation process mainly generated by a computer. Although it makes communication quicker and, as is the case of more exotic […]

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What Are Paronyms

What Are Paronyms?

So, what are paronyms? Also known as confused words, paronyms are words that are very similar in pronunciation and spelling, but that are not identical, carrying a different meaning. However, the term paronym has a second definition, as it can also refer to words that are derived from the same root, i.e. cognate words (e.g. […]

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