The CAT tag features blog posts about computer-assisted translation, (also computer-aided translation). CAT is a form of translation were a person uses software to aid translation.

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“Uncancelling” of the EC Translation Technology Tender

EC Translation Technology Tender

This week on the Common Sense Advisory website, the EC has uncancelled its Ted tender for CAT tools. Quite an interesting story for those following translation technology and political institutions.

In 2010, the European Commission (EC) opened a tender for bids on computer-assisted translation, or computer-aided translation (CAT), and translation memory (TM) tools to which a number of well-known industry firms responded.

In July 2011, a corrigendum was issued declaring the awarding procedure unsuccessful. The reason given … “none of the submitted tenders met the minimum quality criteria.”

Understandably, the companies that invested time and cost in responding to the tender expressed disappointment.

For more information, visit the Common Sense Advisory.

The STAR Team