Use technology you can trust
Machine Translation (MT) is now forging its way into the mainstream and the innovators of the localization industry are grasping it with both hands to experience massive gains in productivity. The often-held perception that MT quality is not good enough is starting to change as we see increasing maturity in this area.
At SDL we have made great progress in MT quality, built on over 20 years of experience. We have moved far beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, the results of which can often depend on the language pair and content type. Our innovative new SDL XMT technology has been designed to be flexible and adaptive, combining a series of powerful algorithms which allow for higher MT quality, particularly for challenging language pairs such as English to Asian languages. XMT also supports new content formats and informal languages such as texts and tweets and provides a platform for improved MT capabilities and customization. So XMT is really beginning to set new expectations for what is achievable with MT, and with our new addition to SDL Language Cloud you can set a new standard for your own MT quality by training a custom MT engine.
Boost productivity and minimize post-editing
So what is a custom MT engine? The good news is that you can start by using assets that you already have to get even more out of your existing content. Custom engines are trained using these assets and are merged with our latest high-quality XMT baseline engines. Users of MT find that it improves efficiency three-quarters of the time² and by training your own custom MT engine you’ll benefit from relevant MT output that reflects your own style and terminology, or that is suited to a particular domain or client. This will require less post-editing, in turn helping to increase overall productivity and content quality so you can experience similar gains in efficiency.
Easy to get started
It’s easy to get started in our simple yet powerful training environment, which is secure and cloud-based so you have no additional hardware or maintenance costs:
Simply upload your TMX files and these will automatically be cleaned and prepared to optimize the engine training for the best results. The wizard will guide you through the process:
Once complete, activate your engine and use it immediately within your translation workflows. We have found that intelligently trained MT engines translate industry-specific terminology 24% more accurately than untrained engines, so you can ensure that industry-specific terminology is translated accurately and consistently, regardless of user.
SDL Language Cloud Custom MT Engines can help equip you to be better prepared than ever before to take on more projects and meet increasingly tight deadlines, but without having to compromise on cost or quality. With a number of different packages available to suit your business requirements, you can reduce manual processes and embrace advances in MT technology to experience higher efficiency through reduced post-editing, across all content types. SDL Language Cloud Custom MT Engines are currently fully integrated with SDL Trados Studio 2015, with Studio 2014 integration coming soon.
1 – John Gantz and David Reinsel, The Digital Universe in 2020: Big Data, Bigger Digital Shadows and Biggest Growth in the Far East, IDC iView (December 2012)
2 -Based on SDL research.