Advancements in technology are propelling the translation industry forward.
Machine translation post-editing (MTPE) combines the lightning speed of computer translation with the in-depth knowledge of the professional translator.
Utilizing the best of both worlds paves the way for superior translations.
Machine translation post-editing is one of the most in-demand language solutions today. First, machine translation is produced. Advancements in technology mean that the output from this initial translation can be highly accurate. This is even more true when companies opt to use neural machine translation (NMT).
NMT, the dominant technology favored by translation companies, uses a neural network, similar to the human brain. Thanks to this, it is able to intricately categorize data, predict and suggest the most suitable words, and continually adapt and learn from language databases.
Once this machine translation is complete, a human translator will read through and edit the new text (post-editing). The translator/post-editor ensures high-grammatical accuracy, maintains key terminology throughout the work, verifies that no information has been lost, and sense checks.
This method saves time as translators are able to begin with a pre-translated text which, in turn, makes translation more cost-effective while maintaining the highest standards. It is also possible to do high-volume translations in a fraction of the time.
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If appropriate, it may be possible to undertake light post-editing. Light post-editing is particularly suitable for more technical content. This could include training materials or the text displayed in user interfaces and user assistance.
Light-post editing has the following aims:
This second option requires the translator to undertake a more in-depth form of post-editing. Full post-editing is most suitable for texts with high visibility, such as marketing and promotional content.
This option encompasses the goals of light-post editing with the following additional benefits:
The type of post-editing used depends on the intended outcomes, the complexity of the source text, and the quality of the produced machine translation.
The type of post-editing used depends on the intended outcomes, the complexity of the source text, and the quality of the produced machine translation. However, the divide between light post-editing and full-post editing is not clean cut. Aspects of each style may be needed to provide work that is to a good standard.
For a culturally appropriate text, elements of localization may also be required. This is where a translator ensures that not only linguistic elements are taken into consideration.
For example, units of measurements, date formats, local references, and more may need to be altered to fit the new target audience.
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