Is Machine Translation By Itself a Good Option For You?

Is Machine Translation By Itself a Good Option For You?

As technology continues to advance, machine translation is growing in popularity. Machine translation provides lower costs and quick turnaround time to customers. However, not all machine translators are created the same as far as accuracy and quality. Here are a few tips that can help you determine if machine translation by itself is a good option for your business:

Raw Machine Translation vs. Machine Translation Post-Editing

Metafraze uses Raw Machine Translation (Raw MT) and Machine Translation Post-Editing (MTPE). Raw MT is the raw output of the machine translation engine and requires no human review. The benefit is that it has the quickest turnaround and costs the least, although its accuracy isn’t as high. MTPE is very accurate and means that the translation goes through a machine translation engine and then is reviewed and edited by a human translator creating high quality translations for your business.

Straight-forward content, domain and style

Content that uses consistent terminology, domain and style is best suited for machine translation. If you’re not sure if your content falls into this category, send us an email at graham@metafraze.com and we will be happy to help see if machine translation is the right fit for you.

Machine Translation Engine

Not all machine translation companies are created equal. The accuracy depends on the training and intelligence of the machine translation. Machine translation engines need to be updated and trained to continue narrowing down the domain over time. After each translation, Metafraze trains our machine translation engines for improved machine translations in the future.

Volume of content

Large volumes of content are generally best suited for human translation and smaller volumes of content are ideal for machine translation.

Still not sure if machine translation is the right fit for you? Our goal at Metafraze is to help provide you with quality machine translations with post-editing that is customized to your specific needs. We want to help your business succeed! Feel free to comment below and ask us any questions you may have about machine translation and Metafraze or send us an email at graham@metafraze.com.

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