8 Steps to MT Success Series – Introduction


8 Steps to MT Success Series – Introduction

Machine Translation is undoubtedly a complex technology. It’s rare to have software that can work so well in some cases, and yet struggle in others. This obviously presents a challenge to potential end users and buyers of MT who will naturally be asking “how likely is it that MT will work for my particular needs?”. It’s a question that we’ve had to answer on countless occasions and now we would like to share some of what we’ve learned with you.

We’re delighted to announce that, starting next Thursday (July 21), we’re kicking off a new 8-part weekly blog series entitled “8 Steps to MT Success” that will take an in-depth look at the various factors that influence MT projects from a feasibility, cost, and development time perspective. We have a lot of experience and expertise in our team in assessing the suitability of projects for MT, and we’ve been able to distill the process down to 8 key factors that need to be taken into account.

These are: language, content type, volume of words, quality requirements, integration requirements, available training data, translation memory leverage, and buyer experience.


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Over the course of the blog series, we’ll take a look at each one of these factors in detail individually, discuss what roles they play, what effects they have on the process, on each other, and on the end product. By the end, you should be more than well equipped to consider how suitable MT is for your business. The series begins next week with perhaps the most obvious starting point: Language. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for all of the latest updates. You can also check out a webinar that our CEO John Tinsley delivered about the 8 Factors on our Youtube channel.