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Feb 7, 2020

Plug-in SDKs available for memoQ

This morning I was privileged to see a demonstration of some new search and data mining tools by a local developer, and I thought what a shame it was that the tools needed to implement some of that functionality were not available for memoQ. I "knew" this, because I asked a number of times over the years to have a look at an SDK for terminology plug-ins, for example, only to be told that such a thing was not easily available. That changed at some point, but the software artists formerly known as Kilgray forgot to mention that until I asked again today.

memoQ now has a number of software development kits available for creating plug-ins for a variety of functions. These can be seen and downloaded here: https://www.memoq.com/integrations/sdks.

Plugins must be developed with C# for the .NET Framework version 4.6.1. Each of the SDKs includes an example resource to use as a template as well as development and approval guidelines for distribution or internal use.

Feb 6, 2020

Speech-to-text in language services and learning: an update


On February 26 at 4:00 pm Central European Time (10 am Eastern Standard Time), I'll be presenting an overview of some popular and/or possible platforms for generating text from spoken words for professional work and language learning. As those who have followed this blog for years know, I have written quite a bit about this in the past and done a number of videos for demonstration and instruction using various platforms, but this is a field subject to frequent change and many new developments, so it is difficult sometimes to understand the value of one tool versus another for different applications.

The webinar is available free to anyone interested, and there will be time for questions afterward. We will compare and contrast Dragon NaturallySpeaking, iOS-based applications (including Hey memoQ), Google Chrome and Windows 10 for speech recognition work in translation and transcription, discussing some of the advantages and trade-offs with each platform working in translation environments and text-editing software, and the range of languages covered by each. Join us, and see if there are good fits for your speech recognition needs!

You can register here for the discussion.