thebigword awarded new contract with the North East Police under DPS framework

Global language technology company thebigword has been awarded a new contract with the North East Police under the Police’s DPS Language Services framework. The North East Police, consisting of Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland Police forces, previously worked with thebigword on the CCS framework. thebigword was successfully awarded the new contract following a rebid. Clare Riches,…

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thebigword awarded renewal of telephone interpreting contract with Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water have renewed their telephone interpreting contract with global language technology company, thebigword Group. Yorkshire Water is one of the largest regulated water and wastewater companies in the UK, relied on by people within the Yorkshire County for their basic health needs and lifestyles. This contract renewal will allow Yorkshire Water to continue to utilise thebigword’s telephone interpreting…

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thebigword launches new WordSynk TI platform available for interpreters

Global language technology company thebigword, has launched an exciting new Telephone Interpreting platform for interpreters, available in both desktop and mobile applications. This new way of accepting and servicing Telephone Interpreting calls will allow interpreters to support thebigword clients and the limited English-speaking community. thebigword have worked closely with telephone interpreters working with WordSynk TI…

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thebigword secures new contract with the Department for Transport

Global Language Technology company thebigword has secured a new contract with the UK Government’s Department for Transport. The Department for Transport is the government department responsible for the English transport network, as well as limited transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Department details with the likes of rail, road, aviation and maritime…

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Communication is more than just words: British Sign Language

When words fall short: British Sign Language Sign language is a way of communicating using hand gestures and movements, body language and facial expressions instead of spoken words, used mainly by people who are Deaf or have hearing impairments. Used by around 151,000 people in the UK, British Sign Language (BSL) is referred to as…

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thebigword partners with Cintra to provide language support to the Midlands Police

Global language technology company thebigword Group has partnered with fellow language services group Cintra, to provide language support to the Midlands Police. As part of the latest DPS Police Framework, thebigword will supply translation services as well as their state-of-the-art telephone interpreting service to 9 Police Forces as part of the Midlands Police contract. These…

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Transcription and subtitling: knitting global entertainment closely

Imagine watching a drama but you can’t hear properly – or wanting to sing along to your favourite song but you can’t remember the lyrics. Boring and annoying right? These scenarios can be altered to interesting ones if you simply have the subtitles. More than 100 empirical studies highlight that captioning a video improves comprehension…

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Machine Translation: The pathway to global footprints in critical times

What is Machine Translation? Using computers to translate text from one language to another has been a dream of computer science. With the massive explosion of digital content in recent years, the need for multimarket localisation has now become inevitable. It is only in the past ten years that Machine Translation (MT) has become a…

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Video remote interpreting: changing the face of the new normal

The new normal for the already virtual world The pandemic has challenged us in many ways which we never imagined. Whether it was restricting ourselves to step out and meet up with people, or adapting to technology changes to keep things running uninterrupted. Whilst there were hurdles obstructing our daily lives, there were barriers broken…

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