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FIGURE 7 Using ChatGPT to change the format of
figures and dates
As you can see from Figure
7, ChatGPT saved you from
the dizzyingly dull task of
replacing each space with
a comma and each comma
with a point.
TIP
y This works for date formats
as well. (Sample prompt:
" These dates are in
European style and I need
them for the U.S. " ).
AI-induced
anxiety abounds
in our industry,
like many others.
reworded the paragraph for
style. Obviously, you don't
want to make changes to
your client's source file,
which is why I pointedly
said " fix the typos and
missing accents. " Again,
being as specific as possible
in your prompts gets you
the best results.
Figure and Date Formats:
If you translate financial
documents, you're familiar
with the challenge of dealing
with long tables of figures
where you have to change
the format of the decimal
places between the source
and target. This can be a slow
and arduous task in a CAT
tool, with minimal rewards
in terms of improving
your translation memory.
Wouldn't it be nice to have
a magic wand to be able to
convert European decimal
formats (point or space as
thousands separator and
comma as decimal separator)
to U.S. decimal formats
(comma as thousands
separator and point as
decimal separator), and
vice versa? Enter ChatGPT.
(See Figure 7.)
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CAVEAT
y The GPT-3.5 user interface
is very basic and there
are no special copy/paste
functions yet. When you
paste the numbers or dates
into Word, you will likely
have to do some wrangling
to get them back into their
original table layout.
So there you have it-five
tedious tasks you can stop
doing right away by using
ChatGPT!
Your Turn to Test Drive
Language professionals
should be at the forefront
when it comes to exploring
and experimenting with
large language models. We
are uniquely capable of
analyzing their quality,
accuracy, and sensitivity. So
I encourage you to sign up
for an OpenAI account to see
what all the fuss is about.
After all, the language
industry has always
embraced technology. From
CAT to TM to MT, acronyms
don't scare us, and AI
shouldn't either. But the only
way to know for sure is to
take it for a spin yourself.
WANT TO LEARN MORE? HERE ARE SOME RESOURCES:
Sign up here for ChatGPT
Pasick, Adam. " Artificial Intelligence Glossary: Neural
Networks and Other Terms Explained, " The New York Times
(March 27, 2023)
Bard (Google's conversational AI service)
Coursera has many courses on AI
The New York Times " Hard Fork " Podcast
Rachel Pierce will be presenting two webinars: " The Ultimate
ChatGPT Crash Course for Language Pros, " through Proz on
January 17, and " Embracing EI in the Age of AI, " an upcoming
ATA webinar on March 5, 2024.
Rachel Pierce, CT is a certified (ATA and
Ordre des traducteurs terminologues et interprètes
agréés du Québec) French>English translator and
copywriter specializing in high-visibility marketing
and communications content. Over the course of
20+ years in the language industry, she has been a localization
project manager, an in-house translator, and a freelancer.
Drawing on a bachelor's degree in French language and
literature (University of Mary Washington), a master's degree in
French Studies (American University), and armchair expertise in
human psychology, she uses her creative language skills to help
discerning agencies and businesses communicate with clarity,
concision, and credibility. rachel@rachelpierce.com
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