Cross-border Online Dispute Resolution: Language is Key
What is online dispute resolution? Online dispute resolution (ODR) is a form of alternate (i.e., non-litigation) dispute resolution (ADR) that uses technology to facilitate the resolution process. As in alternate dispute resolution, ODR involves negotiation, mediation or arbitration, or a combination of the three. While in ADR there are typically three parties (two disputants and the third neutral party), in ODR the technology itself becomes a fourth party that embodies its own range of capabilities – information organization, Read more about: Cross-border Online Dispute Resolution: Language is Key »
Meet Morningside @ The State Bar of California’s 89th Annual Meeting!
Morningside is excited to sponsor The State Bar of California’s 89th Annual Meeting in San Diego. The conference kicked off on Thursday and will continue through Sunday October 2nd. As a leading legal translation provider, Morningside offers a full suite of language services for the legal industry including legal document translation, legal interpreting, multilingual document review and eDiscovery support. If you are attending, make sure to stop by Booth #416 to grab some fun giveaways and learn more about us! Read more about: Meet Morningside @ The State Bar of California’s 89th Annual Meeting! »
Breaking Down the Language Barrier with Auto-Translation
While browsing the web, you may have come across a website written in a foreign language and attempted to use the ‘one-click’ translation function in your browser to instantly translate the text on the page. Once the text has been translated, you were probably able to understand some of what the web page is saying, but many words or phrases likely made little sense. This is typical of end-users’ experience using auto-translation: it can be useful to get the gist of what a document or website is saying, Read more about: Breaking Down the Language Barrier with Auto-Translation »
Are You Ready for Cross-Border E-commerce?
The global e-commerce market is growing rapidly and cross-border e-commerce is gaining an increasingly higher share of total cross-border commerce over time. As shown on the left, Alibaba expects the cross-border e-commerce market to quadruple from $233B in 2014 to $994B in 2020. The four most active cross-border e-commerce channels — both in terms of cross-border purchases and cross-border sales — are the US, the UK, Germany and China. Thus, for example: For German online shoppers, Read more about: Are You Ready for Cross-Border E-commerce? »
Crowdsourced Translation: Does it Work?
The World Wide Web has made it possible to communicate at all times, across all boundaries and on an unimaginable scale. The communication revolution lies at the root of trends that are changing how we go about our daily lives such as the sharing economy and crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, etc. But can crowdsourced translations prove as effective as traditional methods of translation? The Origins of Crowdsourcing Crowdsourcing is based on the premise that collaboration taps into a collective wisdom that is greater than the sum of its individual parts. Read more about: Crowdsourced Translation: Does it Work? »