Can using Machine Translation (MT) cut your translation costs and speed up time to market? Find out below.
WHAT EXACTLY IS MACHINE TRANSLATION (MT), ANYWAYS?
Simply put, Machine Translation (MT) is a software that translates words from one natural language into another without human intervention. Google Translate is a good example of a Machine Translation (MT) software. Watch a video on how Google Translate works.
IS IT BENEFICIAL FOR ME?
Possibly, if you have large volumes of content (hopefully structured) that needs to be translated for your global operations. If you have don’t have large volumes of content then it might not be cost-effective to seek a MT software solution.
I HAVE LARGE VOLUMES OF CONTENT TO TRANSLATE. NOW WHAT?
First step would be to analyze how structured or unstructured your content is. Then you have to identify the correct MT approach for your organization. There are different MT approaches and it is vital that the approach selected is the correct one, otherwise you will end up losing money, time, and possibly your global market share.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT MT APPROACHES?
- Statistical Machine Translation Technology: Unpredictable translation quality, does not know your terminology, good fluency, rapid and cost effective development costs.
- Rule-Based Machine Translation Technology: Consistent and predictable quality, knows grammatical rules, lack of fluency, high development and customization costs.
- Machine Translation + Human Translation + Post Edit: Does it make sense to only have part of your content done by MT and the rest by a human translator?
- Machine Translation + Post Edit: Does it make sense to have all of your content done by MT and then have it edited by human translators?
IS MY COMPETITION REALLY USING MACHINE TRANSLATION?
Possibly. If companies within your industry deal with large volumes of content then know that at least some of them are already using MT and might be a step ahead in reducing translation costs and time to market.
CAN EPIC TRANSLATIONS REALLY HELP ME WITH MACHINE TRANSLATION?
Yes. We are more than happy to partner with your organization in analyzing what MT solution works for your organization. Contact us today for a free consultation.