Translation services are used by governments, companies and individuals seeking to bridge the communication gap that exists between entities that speak different languages.
Basic professional translation services
If professional translation services are needed, it is essential not only to know how to select the best language service provider, but also what type of translation is suitable for each situation. In this article, we talk about the main services translation companies offer.
It is important to know that these should be applied and specifically adapted to the nature of the translation in question. From marketing and e-commerce translations, to legal and certified or technical translations, as well as medical or financial fields; all types of translation require a specific tool or set of skills.
With human translation, the translation agency, or the company itself, is in charge of selecting the right translator for the type of content to be translated. In this regard, translation companies are often the best choice when it comes to finding and selecting the perfect translator.
In addition to the language proficiency of the chosen professional in terms of language combination, their knowledge, qualifications and skills must be checked to ensure that they match the subject matter and field of the translation.
The latter is essential in order to ensure high-quality translation results. All of this makes human translation the superior and most accurate option, provided the above circumstances are met. However, being a time-consuming and tedious task, it involves high costs which are not always reflected in the results.
There is a hybrid form of translation which, in recent years, has been able to effectively combine human translation with machine translation. Since machine translation lacked accuracy, context and expertise in its early days, it relied on human editing to improve the quality of the results.
The mix between these two types of translation has become one of the basic services offered by digital translation companies, especially when speed is a priority. It consists of taking advantage of the speed and availability of artificial intelligence (AI), so that later on a human post-editor can review and refine the translation.
The human translator's role becomes more and more necessary the greater the specialization of a text. Depending on the quality of the machine translation results, it may be necessary for the translator to post-edit or entirely re-translate the text.
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The most advanced translation services in 2022
Until very recently, it was considered wrong to think that a machine was a reliable method of translating a text from one language to another. However, increasingly sophisticated methods enhanced by new technologies have opened up new ways to process linguistic data in an intelligent manner.
The best translation companies have developed language processing ecosystems capable of offering much more refined and efficient services to meet today's translation needs. The following is a brief description of some of the most in demand technologies this year.
Neural machine translation
Deep adaptive machine translation offers fast delivery of multilingual content with near-human quality translation. It is based on powerful neural networks that allow the engines to be trained individually for each user, using data with the contents of a specific domain.
Machine translation engines are becoming more and more powerful, and their hyper-specialization allows them to achieve translation quality that was unthinkable until now. Machine learning algorithms are able not only to translate phrases and concepts, but also to mimic the user's style and expressions, almost like a human translator.
Anonymization is an increasingly in-demand service used by companies and organizations that want to protect their data, the privacy of their customers and their own corporate reputation. These are based on both monolingual and multilingual AI anonymization techniques in order to anonymize data in a way that complies with the EU GDPR and relevant privacy laws.
These techniques can anonymize, pseudo-anonymize and de-identify names and other personal data so that content and communications do not attribute confidential information to an individual. This process is not limited to the elimination of direct identifiers, but removes any trace that could identify someone, even indirectly.
Data summarization is focused on breaking down the large amount of time and resources necessary to find relevant information among a large source of data or content. Summarization tools automatically generate a summary with the most relevant concepts and can be performed both extractively and abstractively.
By identifying the most relevant sentences and paragraphs among thousands of pages, it is able to rapidly extract knowledge from documents; shortening the text in question and creating a new one through machine learning. This is achieved through state-of-the-art mathematical calculations that require the most pioneering technologies.
Sentiment analysis tools allow companies and organizations to understand the opinions that circulate in different media and in different languages on a wide range of topics; they are able to determine in great detail whether they are positive or negative.
The new multilingual ecosystems collect all actionable information about sentiment on social networks, blog posts, etc., and can be adjusted to detect particular emotions from unstructured text information. The exponential increase in user reviews and public opinions has sparked this service's popularity.
Automatic Text Classification
In order to perform text categorization and classification with ease and in any language, the most cutting-edge translation companies offer general taxonomy that can be adapted to each organization's needs. In this way, they are able to automatically categorize documents according to knowledge classifiers.
The process of customizing the automatic classification usually involves obtaining a collection of pre-categorized documents from the organization. Even so, the customer can choose the characterization algorithm as well as the document characteristics to be used.
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