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Breakout Session: Big Data in Translations

Alain Chamsi
JiveFusion Technologies Inc.

Big Data has become an international obsession. But what is it really, and what are its ramifications for businesses in the translation world? It is important to recognize that most if not all translation businesses rely a great deal on data, be it through translation memories, glossaries, automated translation systems, or any other number of input sources. But no translation business is able to leverage all the relevant data that is out there, all at once. The world of Big Data has introduced concepts of "data warehousing" and "data cleansing," key concepts in assembling the data that comes from numerous sources and in ensuring its overall quality. This has enormous potential for translation businesses from both a cost reduction and a quality perspective.

This session will introduce the concepts related to Big Data and show how these can be applied to the translation industry.