Capstan: Linguistic Quality Control

What we do

In technology-rich environments, we combine premium language services to suit your needs.

Guide

Guide

Before human or machine translation begins, we help you optimize the master version. Particularly if multiple language versions are expected, it is crucial to start from a validated source version.

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Translate

Translate

We produce gold standard language versions of high stakes content, using state of the art technology and the world's best translators.

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Certify

Certify

We certify translatability of source content; we verify and validate translations; we audit and document translation and adaptation processes.

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Share

Share

By participating in conferences and interacting with research institutes, and through webinars and publications we shape, improve and disseminate best practices in survey localisation.

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In what field

  • talent management

    Screening tests in technology-rich environments, adaptive psychological tests, social and emotional skills, and profiling tests ...

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    Tailored Adaptive Psychological Assessment System (TAPAS, by ETS)
    Halin-Prémont Enneagram Indicator (HPEI by Crescendo3)
  • opinion polls

    Public opinion research uses different interviewing modes, recycles existing questions to measure trends and develops ...

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    Gallup World Poll (Gallup, inc.)
    TNS (now KANTAR)
  • market research

    The global marketplace is volatile and complex. User behaviour changes rapidly, and new products and ...

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    GFK
    Ipsos MORI
  • social and attitudinal surveys

    Pre-school children or ageing people, migrants, women as victims of violence, minorities, blue-collar workers, or ...

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    European Social Survey (ESS)
    Pew Research Center
    FRA/EU-MIDIS
    VAWG
  • knowledge and skills

    In the last two decades, there has been a spectacular proliferation of large scale comparative ...

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    OECD/PISA
    OECD/PIAAC
    IEA/TIMSS
    IEA/PIRLS
    UNESCO/LAMP
    ACER
    ETS
    CIPFA
  • NGOs AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

    Reports, minutes and publications with sensitive content need to be factual, to use consistent terminology ...

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    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)
    OECD/EDU
    CRA-W

With whom

Clients become partners and partners become clients: we work closely together with different stakeholders to bridge the gap between constructs, objectives and field work.

  • Universities
    Universities

    Universities

    Cooperation with universities is in our DNA: researcher Aletta Grisay from ...

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  • The OECD
    The OECD

    The OECD

    The OECD Directorate for Education and Skills http://www.oecd.org/edu/ is committed ...

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  • Item developers
    Item developers

    Item developers

    Test developers, questionnaire item writers and psychometricians design data collection instruments. ...

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  • Research institutes
    Research institutes

    Research institutes

    Partnerships with research institutes are key to our strategy of fostering ...

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  • Freelance experts
    Freelance experts

    Freelance experts

    In the feasibility study for the Assessment of Higher Education Learning ...

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  • IT
    IT

    IT

    On the one hand, cApStAn’s translation technologists need to work with ...

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Less is more: cApStAn's new website goes live today
23.05.2017

Less is more: cApStAn's new website goes live today

A few months back, a client said he had spent 20 minutes on our website and still wasn’t sure he understood what cApStAn does. I am genuinely grateful for this unsettling report: it gave us the right impulse to reflect on what we do, how we do it, why we do ... Read more

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