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More visibility for language topics in your company

More visibility for language topics in your company

Do you sometimes find it difficult to get your language topic heard in your company? Your work as a terminologist, translation project manager etc. is not seen? Would you like to have more visibility into language topics in the company? Don't worry, you're not alone. We will show you how your topic will become more popular for your colleagues.
Welttag der Muttersprache

Mother language, diversity & global understanding!

"Anyone who does not know foreign languages knows nothing of his own." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Appropriately for the World Day of Mother Languages on 21 February, Goethe particularly aptly formulated the relevance and relationship of mother tongue to foreign languages.
geodata ontologies

Ontologies for geodata: Ask the map!

At our Terminologie³ event, we reported on our project on ontologies from geodata. Today we tell you how geo-ontologies have developed further and what use cases and potentials they offer.
New Year terminology

New Year terminology

And the new year has finally arrived - the long-awaited new year 2023, in which everything is done better. A new year with 12 chapters and 365 blank pages, ready to become the most beautiful and colorful book of our lives.
Wanted: Santa Claus Corporate Identity

Wanted: Santa Claus Corporate Identity

What does Christmas have to do with Corporate Identity? Who is this Father Christmas? What is the difference to Saint Nicholas? And what part does Coca Cola really play in this story? These are questions that we, as specialists in terminology and corporate identity, urgently need to get to the bottom of.
blc-Advent calendar 2023

blc-Advent calendar 2023

Oh, who doesn't love it, the Christmas season? The contemplative stroll through the Christmas market without sinking into a sea of elbows and bags. The effortless and fixed stop at the grill stand to get a gourmet bratwurst and then rinse it down with a well-tempered mulled wine. The timely, well-organized and stress-free shopping of creative gifts for our loved ones and of course the obligatory, daily opening of the Advent calendar door.
ChatCPT als Unterstützung

A chat history with ChatGPT

Experience a year of creative communication with ChatGPT. Discover the magic of words and the supportive role of AI in everyday work.
Is it a match? Dubletten in Terminologiedatenbanken

Is it a match? Duplicates in terminology databases

"We have duplicates in our terminology, can you help us remove them?" We often hear this concern from our customers or interested parties. The short answer: Yes, of course. The long one begins with one counter-question: What kind of duplicates do we actually talk about?
Elias

Elias, what do you do at berns language consulting?

I started as a working student at blc in October 2020 during my bachelor's degree in computer science and continue this activity during my current master's degree, so that I have been working here for a total of about 3 years.
Managed Services von blc

Everything Everywhere all at Once – blc goes tekom

How do you get from glossaries and processes distributed everywhere to a large terminology database? And how can you ensure "on the fly" that all employees use the new terminology database? Sounds like an unsolvable undertaking? The solution: Slice the elephant!
machine translation / maschinelle Übersetzung

Machine translation for all (medical) cases – project report

The MT train in our pharmaceutical customer project has really taken off! After a scoping phase followed by the selection of the appropriate system for the customer's use cases, everything now revolves around the integration and training of MT engines. Current and future MT engines are of interest to various customer stakeholders, so the topic of MT testing plays a major role even after system selection. Here we give you an insight into the MT processes supported by blc at the customer.
Who is this Babo person anyway?

Who is this Babo person anyway?

Thank you for asking! 🙂 Because that's me. The name Babo (German Word of the Year 2013, meaning: Boss or leader) was given to me by my team many years ago.
Veronika, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Veronika, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Among other things, my fascination with languages connects me with my colleagues at blc. I could also imagine doing "something with languages" in the past. Who couldn't do that back then? I can already tell you: I never became a translator and that's a good thing!
The perfect translation process for our website

The perfect translation process for our website

Connected, automated and easy to use - that was our dream, which is now a reality. In our blog today we share our experience with you about how we translated our website and what we learned from this project.
Different methods for term extraction

Different methods for term extraction

After we explained in our last blog what term extraction actually is, we are now devoting ourselves to the methods of term extraction. Before a company approaches term extraction to build a termbase, it is important to look at the need and available resources to establish a meaningful approach. This is the best way to establish a sensible approach. As we at blc are committed to designing efficient processes for optimum output, we are starting today with the prerequisites. What methods and tools are available for extracting terminology from the source texts?
Rebecca, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Rebecca, what do you do at berns language consulting?

A very exciting question, which I have actually heard many times from a variety of people and whose answer is not so easy at all. After all, I can't say "I'm a doctor" or "I'm an engineer" or many other job titles where my the person I'm talking to knows directly what to imagine. No. I say "I am a terminologist and language process consultant" and then the fun starts…
Christiane, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Christiane, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Recently, at a class reunion, I was once again confronted with my favorite question: And what are you doing? The question is not so easy to answer because my tasks are so diverse: From the evaluation of translation systems to language quality assurance to master data maintenance and process support, everything is there. But how can you summarize this easily and easily?
Barbie-Terminologie

Magic Barbie terminology

Barbie. Pink. Glitter. All this has been with us for a few days now, the Barbie hype is bigger than ever – but what about the terminology of the popular doll? We wondered about this and wrote a few thoughts about it in today's blog.
Carolin, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Carolin, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Short question, short answer? Impossible! Because I am one of those lucky people whose work is so diverse and multifaceted that there simply cannot be a short answer. Over the years – I have been part of the blc team since 2011 – I have supported many different projects and supervised many different topics, so to be honest, a summary is not so easy.
Jenny, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Jenny, what do you do at berns language consulting?

Finding a good answer to this question is almost as exciting as my work itself The assumptions range from translator to speech therapist. At this point, I reveal my secret: As a terminologist, I help companies define their corporate terminology in order to save them time and money, to improve the quality of their texts and to improve their visibility.
The importance of cleansing terminology

The importance of cleansing terminology

Terminology management is a never ending process. But why? The reason is simple: Terminology, corporate language and specific technical terms change over time. Therefore, one must constantly maintain, update and clean terminological data. In our blog series, we address this topic: How to incorporate individual terminology processes into a smooth workflow. In today's blog post, we focus on the importance of terminology cleansing for coordinated, coherent terminology workflows.
Word Embeddings, ELMO und BERT

Word Embeddings – language center in AI’s brain

Large Language Models have been on everyone's lips since the release of ChatGPT at the latest. It is amazing how well modern AI models can handle language. But how is it that a computer "understands" language?
Sprachgeschichte

Language history for Father’s Day

This week we celebrate our parents without whom we would not be who we are. Each of us has a story with the respective father. Today we have a little story for all the fathers out there - it's about the sound shift. Why the topic fits so wonderfully on yesterday's Father's Day, you can read in today's blog.