Machine Translation (MT) or automated translation refers to the process when computer software translates a text from the source language into the target language without human intervention. Adaptive MT is a technology that learns and adjusts in real-time from human feedback.
MT is based on probability—not meaning. It doesn’t understand the meaning or the context of what it’s translating.
Machine translation (MT) is slower and less accurate than human translation and there is no immediate or predictable likelihood of machines taking over this role from humans.
While machine translation may save time and money, human translators are essential when the message needs to be accurate.
When NOT to use machine translation
If the law, a life, or your bottom line is involved, relying on MT can have disastrous consequences. For instance, MT is now used to overcome language barriers in high-risk settings such as hospitals and courts. MT errors pose serious risks in environments like these.
The choice between MT and human translation depends on the kind of text you need translated and how important accuracy is to you, your company, and your customers.
With the right process in place, functional texts in common language combinations will yield adequate results by using a combination of MT and human post-editing.
Creative texts should be translated by a human. MT will not be able to render style, nuance, or idiomatic expressions.
Poor translation can be embarrassing or even disastrous for your business—endangering customers and putting your company at risk for lawsuits.
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We can translate the main language combinations below: