Machine translation is the translation of text using professional translation software. Machine translation is often used when a lot of content needs to be translated quickly. To get the best result, the translation software needs to be trained with your company’s specific terminology. The more terminology that can be fed into the software the easier it is to ensure that the end result meets your needs.
Machine translation can be a very fast way to translate text, since in principle it does not require the involvement of people. But you should be aware that there are many things that machine translation software is unable to take into consideration, such as the text’s context, nuanced language and cultural aspects. This means that it may be necessary to have a translator carry out a post-edit on a machine-translated text.
Author: Laura Wangsgaard Jürgensen, Sales and Marketing Coodinator