New ASTM Committee to Develop Standards for Language Services

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Newly formed ASTM International Committee F43 on Foreign Language Services and Products will develop standards that promote best practices for users and providers of language services and products. The new standards development group will also serve as a resource on language translation and proficiency for law enforcement, intelligence and other federal agencies.

The language services and products industry encompasses translation, interpretation, language training, machine translation, language testing and human language technology (technologies designed to replicate and respond to the human voice). During the past 15 years, the industry has experienced rapid growth and demands for standards have accompanied that growth. Standards are needed to promote quality and the ability to communicate effectively in different languages for economic, security, and diplomatic reasons.

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Translation, Interpretation, Proficiency and Foreign Language Instruction to Be Addressed 

Newly formed ASTM International Committee F43 on Foreign Language Services and Products will develop standards that promote best practices for users and providers of language services and products. The new standards development group will also serve as a resource on language translation and proficiency for law enforcement, intelligence and other federal agencies.

Meeting the Needs of a Multilingual World
The language services and products industry encompasses translation, interpretation, language training, machine translation, language testing and human language technology (technologies designed to replicate and respond to the human voice). During the past 15 years, the industry has experienced rapid growth and demands for standards have accompanied that growth. Standards are needed to promote quality and the ability to communicate effectively in different languages for economic, security, and diplomatic reasons.

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