20 September 2010

The importance of language and Google Instant

As a former translator, transitioning to SEO was a somewhat natural progression. Identifying language nuances and searching for the most compatible expression to match sentence by sentence was an everyday challenge – something I believe is innately rooted in search as well. Google’s most recent update, Google Instant, does appear to be another step in that direction – with the …

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5 March 2010

Google’s Babelfish

The latest tech buzz to get me excited is the news that Google is developing mobile speech-to-speech translation: a real life babelfish! The software would provide real-time, speech-to-speech translation to a smartphone, and will hopefully be ready in two years. The reason I particularly love this cross-over between  sci-fi and reality is that I spent nearly a year at uni …

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