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Translation and localisation

Machine translation for translation and localisation

Machine translation is a key technology in professional translation and localisation workflows.


Translation software, like translation management systems and CAT tools, integrate machine translation APIs, directly or via plugins.


The translation software fills in the machine translation for the human translator to post-edit. The machine translation can be inserted in whole files at once or one line at a time. Some engines that translate line-by-line can learn from post-editions and adapt the machine translation output accordingly.


Post-editors work three to four times faster than traditional translators.

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