Three types of translation services available online machine translation, human translation, machine + human translation

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Published on February 15, 2014

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When it comes to translation services, the internet offers three very good options. When you want to choose between a machine translation, human translation and a combination of both, it is important to have an understanding of each one so you can choose the option that is best for your needs. Many people confuse these three services, but each one brings unique aspects to the job of helping consumers translate their documents.

Three Types of Translation Services Available Online - Machine Translation, Human Translation, Machine + Human Translation When it comes to translation services, the internet offers three very good options. When you want to choose between a machine translation, human translation and a combination of both, it is important to have an understanding of each one so you can choose the option that is best for your needs. Many people confuse these three services, but each one brings unique aspects to the job of helping consumers translate their documents. Machine Translation Machine Translation saves a lot of time and cost for businesses that has loads of translation. Most of the companies started using machine translation to save time and money. Companies decide on using machine translation depending upon the use of the translated material. Machine translation best suits internal documentation, training materials, archiving the documents, to understand a context to the document, etc. Machine Translation cannot fully restore the meaning from the source document as it lacks in grammatical fluency. Machine translation has its share of challenges. The greater challenge remains in how machine translation can produce publishable quality translations. Human Translation The Very essence of using human translation is to bring a context to the content. A human translator can bring relevance to the target group by writing exact Human translation is more meaningful and easily relatable compared to the machine. Human Translators have the ability to creatively write the content and present it to the target group. Second is the subject matter expert. Today many translation agencies use only subject matter experts for translation than just a language translators, this is only achievable when you use human translation. The complexities and challenges of language and culture are constantly evolving as they are very dynamic. Only a human can understand these challenges and bring in the subject expertise and cultural awareness. Machine Translation + Human Translation In today's context many clients and translation experts agree that this will be the ideal solution for the future. Using machine to help human translators to perform translation. Translate more words for less cost

Primary advantage of Machine translation is that it eliminates the main constraints of human translation: cost and capacity. Typical cost and capacity of a human translator usually is 2,000 words per day for 20 cents per word. As the volume of to be translated content grows, it surpasses the capacity of human translators and budgets. Businesses will need to translate more for less and they need to do it quicker. Machine translation is the only viable solution to translate content that would not be translated otherwise because it is quick and the cost is independent of the volume translated. Machine translation can be used by human translators as a way to boost productivity. Today machine translation can be easily integrated into professional human translation workflows to produce high efficiency gains. They also help translation agencies, clients translate more content at lower costs within the given time and budget and achieve time-tomarket objectives that are crucial. To remain competitive in today’s global marketplace which is ever changing, businesses must plan for local market penetration. This requires communication with partners, customers and employees in a variety of languages. Combining machine translation to help human translators will be the best possible way to achieve high volume translation within the available budget and time.

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