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Garbage in, garbage out: feed AI translatable items

Garbage in, garbage out: feed AI translatable items

(or Catching the early train of tomorrow’s multilingual assessment)

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

In some areas, AI may be a hype. Not so for neural machine translation (NMT). On a daily basis, we hear and read about the new threats and ... Read more >

cApStAn June 2018 Newsletter

cApStAn June 2018 Newsletter

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

Welcome to the third issue of cApStAn's monthly newsletter. For those of you who did not see the first two editions, in our newsletter we share news about recent developments in the cApStAn ecosystem as well ... Read more >

11th Conference of the International Test Commission

11th Conference of the International Test Commission

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

The International Test Commission (ITC) is a closely-knit community of researchers and field practitioners who share their work with one another, set up joint research projects and, perhaps most importantly, pool resources to define, streamline and promote best practices in ... Read more >

Challenges in ensuring cross-cultural equivalence of scales in multilingual surveys

Challenges in ensuring cross-cultural equivalence of scales in multilingual surveys

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

"Public opinion in a changing world" was the theme of the 2018 annual conference of WAPOR, the World Association for Public Opinion Research, which took place in Marrakech from June 27-30. Attending on behalf of ... Read more >

Do the footprints of stereotyping and gender bias follow us in online environments?

Do the footprints of stereotyping and gender bias follow us in online environments?

by Emel Ince -  Project manager @ cApStAn

 

Online translation platforms such as Google Translation and Microsoft Translator have fuelled lively discussions. Recently, one such topic on social media has been the alleged gender bias of these platforms: Some users reported that, when translating phrases ... Read more >

New research shows academic benefits of multilingualism in children

New research shows academic benefits of multilingualism in children

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Recent research from New York and Oregon State Universities shows that multilingual students make academic gains in reading and mathematics at double or triple the rates of their English-only-speaking peers. The research is co-authored by ... Read more >

World’s first blockchain university set to become “the Airbnb of degree courses”

World’s first blockchain university set to become “the Airbnb of degree courses”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Academia with a vision? Are we breaking the traditional codes that open doors to the realm of the intellectual elite? This blockchain university project is "geographically agnostic, " prioritizing a "borderless" academic community over local ... Read more >

“Non-binary” measures of sex/gender in surveys

“Non-binary” measures of sex/gender in surveys

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

As more people redefine their gender identity in "non-binary" terms, schools, governments, workplaces and parents are having to adapt, says the author of an interesting article in KQED Science (1). Lists of possible gender options ... Read more >

Looking at Comparability from the Vantage Point of Translation and Adaptation

Looking at Comparability from the Vantage Point of Translation and Adaptation

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

 

When either the OECD or GESIS—the Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences—organise a methodological seminar, it is an opportunity to learn something from authoritative sources and to test one’s working assumptions with experts from the field. When OECD and GESIS ... Read more >

cApStAn May 2018 newsletter

cApStAn May 2018 newsletter

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Welcome to the second issue of cApStAn's monthly newsletter. This is our first newsletter after the coming into force, on the 25th of May, of the EU Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR). We at cApStAn ... Read more >