When to Use and When NOT to Use Machine Translation?
Machine translation, or MT, is a type of automated translation that uses specialised software to translate text from one language into another.
While there are many situations where MT can be useful, there are also times when it may be preferable to opt for a more traditional human translation.
Pros & Cons
One of the main benefits of machine translation is that it can be done quickly and easily, often with minimal manual intervention or supervision. This makes it an ideal solution for large volumes of text that need to be translated quickly.
However, there are also some downsides to using MT that should be considered. For one, it can sometimes produce inaccurate or inconsistent results, especially when translating more nuanced or complex text.
MT does not always work well with less common or specialised technical vocabulary.
MT plus human editing – the perfect match
If MT can’t translate certain content with 100% accuracy, does this mean that it’s not useful at all? In short, no! You can still use MT for large volumes of text, and then have a human translator review the results to make any necessary edits. Machine Translation Post-Editing (MTPE) is often a more efficient and cost-effective solution than producing translations manually, as it requires less time and effort from human translators.
When used correctly, MT helps to speed up the process of translating large volumes of text, while also reducing costs. But it is important to be aware of its limitations regarding more sensitive or complex content.
At Lingvo House, we specialise in providing MTPE translation services for a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, communications, media, gaming and technology. To help select the right type of translation solution and see how we can help you optimise your translation process, reach out to us today.
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