We have clients from all over the world: China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Taiwan, the UK, the US, to name just a few.
One of the questions that I often get asked is whether Digimind will find information in languages other than English. The answer is yes. It all depends on which keywords you use to write your query.
Since I’ve been with Digimind I have met a lot of people from different nation states, speaking and working in different languages. As we work together to build their understanding, competance and skills with Digimind we communicate either in English or in French (the only two languages I speak beyond a simple “Guten Tag!” or “Goddag!”).
This lack of linguistic prowess from my side does not stop us at all and working together we often get to build and analyse queries written in other languages. I have recently had the pleasure of working with a team of people from Asia. With them, we combined our skills to prepare a CI project that brought back information in English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.
Working together as a team, we bring different qualities. From you, our clients we have the language skills necessary to prepare queries in any language you need. From our side, we have many years of experience in working with keywords and operators, fine-tuning techniques and query building.
The original query was:
and the agent brought back this:
Then, with a little help from my friends, the query was reworked into different languages.
brought back these alerts:
brought back this:
- For some scripts and alphabets it is a good idea to group symbols with " ". This is true for Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and other Asian languages.
Respect the linguistic rules for the language.
- In these examples, the Czech query is the longest because there are more variations in the grammatical forms for gold, silver and bronze.
- In Chinese, there are no differences for plurals, so this did not need to be included in the query.
- The individual characters for gold, silver and bronze were removed from the Chinese query in order to reduce noise. This is because these symbols can be combined with others to create new words and meanings.