One of the biggest barriers to working with overseas clients for many businesses is the language difference. Without access to reliable and high-quality translation services, businesses are unable to take on work from overseas clients. Hiring a human to translate things can quickly get expensive, and while a machine learning translation tool isn’t exactly cheap, it is a much more affordable option. (more…)
Advantages and disadvantages of Google Translate
Google Translate (GT) is the world’s number one translation software. It supports 103 languages, 10 thousand language pairs, and processes about 500 million translation requests every day. Experts claim that GT’s neural system will soon be able to process not only texts but also audio and video files. Hence, we should expect rapid progress in the development of machine translation. (more…)
Language professionals often hear people say, “in a few years we’ll no longer need translators” or “now computers can translate even better than a human”. There’s no denying that machine translation or “MT” has improved by leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. Translators are well aware of the role that MT plays and will continue to play within the translation process, and have adapted their way of working according to changes in technology. (more…)
The importance of using a modern, up-to-date computer in the professional translation industry cannot be overstated.
From Skype to Google, we have previously reported on the ongoing struggles of machine translation to deliver reliable real-time results. While this branch of software has been making astonishing strides, it still seems a long way from being a viable alternative to a high-quality human translation. (more…)