Corpus do Português: One Billion Words

  Mark Davies, Professor at Brigham Young University, announced a new addition to the Corpus do Português. While the corpus has been online (here) for a few weeks, it is now available with an interface and help files in Portuguese as well. – The new corpus contains one billion words of data, which makes it […]

American Regional English dictionary going online

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press University of Wisconsin students and researchers set out in “word wagons” nearly 50 years ago to record the ways Americans spoke in various parts of the country. Now, they’re doing it again, only virtually. The dictionary, known as DARE, has more than 60,000 entries exposing variances in the words, phrases, […]

United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database

Welcome to UNTERM Maintained by the Terminology Team of the Terminology and Reference Section This database was compiled over the years in response to diverse and wide-ranging demands of United Nations language staff for terminology and nomenclature. It is being put on the Internet to facilitate the efforts of people around the world who participate in […]

New Medical Terms In The Oxford Dictionaries Online

Oxford Dictionaries Online is a free dictionary and language reference site. The site is updated quarterly with new words and senses, special features on language change, and revised encyclopedic entries. Two new medical terms have made their entry into the US English Oxford Dictionary in their February 2013 update. biosimilar noun – Cat: Medicina a biopharmaceutical drug designed […]

Translators, get this dictionary app for free!

Get the Dictionary – Merriam-Webster app free for your Android phone or tablet Here’s how you can download the Dictionary – Merriam-Webster app free for Android devices. This dictionary app is free, and supported by ads. 1. Go to the Google Play page for the free app Dictionary – Merriam-Webster. 2. Click the Install button. No internet […]

What is the Heisenberg effect?

Heisenberg effect Definition: Observation that the very act of becoming a player changes the game being played. It is reflected in interviewing process where the interviewees tend to give answers they think interviewer wants to hear. Named after German Noble-laureate physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-76) whose uncertainty principle states that the very act of observing alters the position of the particle being observed, and makes it impossible (even in theory) to accurately predict its behavior. […]

Resources for medical translators – Virtual 3D Body

Today I would like to share this great resource for Medical Translators, that was recommended to us by Miguel R. Armentia on the TREMEDICA forum.  The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform. It offers medical translations professionals a powerful […]

10 Consejos para Escribir con Claridad

Guía de la Comisión Europea para escribir con claridad. Tres buenas razones para escribir con claridad:• colaborar de manera más eficaz• reducir la correspondencia innecesaria• trabajar con espíritu constructivo

Lifelong Learning Webinars For Medical Interpreters

The International Medical Interpreters Association is a US-based international organization committed to the advancement of professional medical interpreters as the best practice to equitable language access to health care for linguistically diverse patients. The IMIA is proud to offer numerous professional enrichment and educational programs, so there is something for everyone!   Here are some of […]