Neural Machine Translation (NMT) marks a major milestone in the evolution of ma-chine translation, creating perfect results at low cost. Perfect? Well, not always. And this is where translation quality assurance comes in.
Whenever the conversation with clients turns to the use of automatic machine translation (MT), language service providers (LSP) face the same misconceptions and myths: MT is almost free and produces perfect results.
With a bit of explanation, you might get clients to understand that the use of first-class technology generally does cost money and that not every language pair is equally suited for MT. But the need for (expensive) quality assurance (QA) and its impact on the overall achievable reduction of translation cost is a lot harder to illustrate. Let’s give it a try...
A high-level view of the process
In an industrialized LSP context, machine translation is not used as a “stand-alone”, but rather as one of several tools in a complete translation process. This process includes quality assurance, standard translation memory systems, and process and workflow management components.
Read more after login
tekom members can log in directly with their "My tekom" access data.
You are not yet a tekom member, but would like to read one or more articles in full? Then you have the opportunity to register on the internet portal of the technical journal 'tcworld' without obligation. Once you have registered, you can select any three specialist articles and view them in full for a period of two months. The selection will then be deleted and you can select three new articles for the next two months.
As a tekom member you benefit from the following advantages::
- Online access to all articles of the trade magazine 'tcworld magazine'
- Exclusive specialist articles from all areas of technical communication
- Regular new articles from over 300 authors
- The technical journal 'tcworld magazine' as a printed edition
- Reduced admission prices to tekom conferences
- Membership fees for tekom publications
- Access to 'my tekom', the web forum with job offers / job requests, appointments, expert advice, service provider file and much more
Promised: The trade magazine 'tcworld magazine' is the best we have. And we don't make the choice easy for ourselves. Every month, the editorial staff of the technical journal 'tcworld magazine' publishes the latest articles by renowned authors. This demanding selection is available exclusively to members of tekom (as usual, including the printed edition).
The trade magazine 'tcworld magazine' stands for intelligently prepared specialist articles, texts written to the point, informative content, surprising insights, international perspectives and communicates technical communication in an understandable, fast, clear and uncomplicated way - exclusively for you.