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29.06.2008. ABBYY Language Services Takes Part in the Localization World Berlin 2008 Conference

Anna Pospelova, Business Development Manager, visited the Localization World Berlin 2008 Conference.

The international conference takes place in different cities of the world each year, and it is organized by TAUS (Translation Automation User Society) and GALA (Globalization and Localization Association). Main participants include companies providing linguistic services and representatives of lingware departments of major corporations, such as IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Oracle, SAP and others.

What are the goals of ABBYY Language Services participation in such an event?

We apply a wide range of advanced technologies in translation activity, ensuring a high quality of translation and a unity of terminology in a considerable volume of texts and in software localization. To ensure that the quality of our services is always at the very highest level and meets world standards, we have to monitor developments and trends on the world translation services market, the arrival of new technologies, take account of the experience of world leaders in the translation industry and introduce best practices in our company. The objective of the Localization World Conference is to enable market leaders to exchange experience, discuss new technologies and solutions, which improve translation quality and overall operating efficiency.

Moreover, the Conference enables the employees of translation companies to further their own qualification for, within the Conference framework, educational lectures and workshops are held, for example, by representatives of The Localization Institute, GALA and TAUS. Over a three-day period, Anna attended many lectures, workshops and roundtables.

“I enjoyed the international flavor of the Conference very much. You can communicate with your colleagues from Japan, Iceland, Argentina, and other countries. Although many companies participating in the Conference are competitors, the atmosphere was very friendly”.

The Localization World Conference proved to be useful for our company: it has helped us to understand trends in the translation market better and share our experience with representatives of companies from around the world.

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