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When to Use MT: A Checklist

Ask yourself these ten questions when considering an MT solution: 1. Language combination? Despite the quantum leap in quality achieved since the advent of Neural Machine Translation (NMT), some combinations still perform much better than others. Languages for which there are few available resources, such as minority, regional, endangered, or heritage languages, are poor candidates […]

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Machine Translation as an Option

Everyone always wants to know: has Machine Translation (MT) already achieved parity with Human Translation (HT)? But they’re asking the wrong question. The question they should be asking is: how can the MT solutions available today be leveraged to get the best possible results? In this day and age, MT must be considered as an […]

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4 Investment Challenges When Customizing MT

More and more R&D is being put into artificial intelligence—at least as it applies to machine translation—and an ever greater number of companies involved in the language services industry are beginning to take notice. Such actors must decide for themselves whether to take the leap and invest in customizing an MT engine. Naturally, the prospect […]

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Usability: How much is too much?

In our last post on usability, we briefly touched on Machine Translation’s role in the matter and the tools that can be useful to achieve a desired final product. This time, we will focus more on the types of contents or contexts  in which machine translation (MT) is more appropriate and effective standing fornent the […]

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Translation Services: a Plethora of Options

What translation services should a client pay for? Which are the most effective or suitable? The truth is that when it comes to requesting a translation order and providing a quote thereof, there’s a plethora of options and needs that enter into play which may vary from client to client. Every case is unique and […]

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Localization World 2013 in London

A Global Get-Together Part II Dublin was an excellent start, but we still had to experience the thrill of being in a more crowded space attending sessions on tons of different subjects to choose from. We caught our flight and, in no time, there we were: London’s LocWorld! At Localization World´s  Hammersmith venue we had […]

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Evaluating SymEval

SymEval is a tool written in Python for measuring the effort invested in the Post-Editing (PE) process. It reports the edit distance between segments in two different translations using the Levenshtein algorithm. To test SymEval we first prepared four TMX files. The first one had the source and the result of translating it with an […]

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