Lower translation costs
Just like 15 years ago during the arrival of CAT tools, which fundamentally sped up translation while retaining top-rate quality, we are also fully open towards you today. Machine translation technology has reached the phase where it can bring you significant cost savings and faster delivery of your texts. We have therefore started offering MT services, and we’d like to briefly describe when and how they can help you.
Machine translation is fully automated translation of texts from one language to another. You can think of it as software that, with the help of artificial intelligence based on neural networks, is able to translate even huge quantities of text in a fraction of the time it would take a human translator.
But don't be misled:, a human translator’s work is irreplaceable in the steps after that. Machine translation can save a lot of time, but it is still not at a level where its output can be used directly without later editing. For now, experienced linguists must always carefully review and revise these texts. Machine translators’ outputs sometimes contain stylistic mistakes or errors of fact that can be critical flaws for some translations.Ask for a non-binding offer
Lower translation costs
Incorporation of special customer requests
Higher delivery speed
A guarantee of complete security for the translated data
The top-rate quality you’ve come to expect
Machine translation is often used today for a clearly defined set of text types and specific fields. And for these, it is exceptionally useful – it cuts costs and speeds delivery. They include texts such as:
We definitely do not recommend it for creative texts such as marketing and literary texts. In general, stylistically demanding texts of any kind are unsuited for machine translation. For the moment they demand such large adjustments by a human translator that it is still more efficient for a human to do them from the start.
Customers’ most frequent questions surrounding machine translation relate to free publicly available machine translators. Whether it’s enough to just upload texts into them and be done. Unfortunately, publicly accessible machine translators have a number of problems, which we’ve described in our article on the benefits and pitfalls of machine translation.
Put simply, you should never use them for translations of company documents.
The difference between a paid, professional machine-translation service and public automatic translators of any kind is immense. Free publicly available machine translators have multiple fundamental limitations, and no professional translation agency uses them today. Or at least they should not.
Because errors can occur in machine translations and, while rare, can be critical, the translations are always edited and revised by experienced human translators.
During this “post-editing” process, the terminology used and contextual continuity are checked, and the style and overall language are fine-tuned based on customer preferences. By doing this we guarantee your texts are completely error-free and will fully meet your requirements.
Just as with regular translations, we guarantee complete confidentiality of texts for machine translations too. We use thoroughly secured and backed-up servers and the strictest of security protocols so that your texts will never get mixed in with those of other customers, nor will they leak to the public.
The topic of machine translations is a very broad one, and so we have prepared a special sub-page with your most frequently asked questions. On that page we go into more detail, and we believe you’ll learn many interesting things. You’ll find it here: Machine translations from Zelenka – FAQ