Machine translation software is the best solution for companies that are internationalizing their business and need to build a strong relationship with wider audiences, languages, and cultures. All this while guaranteeing data protection and complying with relevant regulations. 

The software is currently being developed based on artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the speed, quality, and accuracy of translation and to offer technical and specialized linguistic services. 

It can translate content in text, video, or image format; there are even tools that integrate SEO functionalities for web optimization in different languages. But it is always important to be familiar with what else to expect from this technology and the latest trends in machine translation software.

 

Recommended reading: Everything you need to know about machine translation

How can machine translation technology help you?

Language barriers have been broken down for good, and machine translation software has played a fundamental role. Thanks to these engines, we are now able to communicate online at a global level, be it through websites, emails, social networks, forums, or mobile applications, etc.

This globalization has had a favorable impact on several aspects of business models. For example, it has facilitated companies' expansion and has made it possible to localize websites for their optimal adaptation to new cultures and target audiences.

It is possible to produce business documents in different languages using machine translation software. It also allows companies to publish new content faster, and streamlines web adaptation and the translation of software.

 

Categories

Taking into account the evolution of machine translation technology, two main categories can be distinguished:

  • Statistical machine translation software (SMT): this type of software was developed in the 1990s using advanced statistical models. It was one of the first technologies used by Google to democratize information.

  • Neural machine translation software (NMT): this translation tool started being used in 2017. It employs the great capabilities of AI and neural networks to obtain more natural translations. Its content processing is similar to that of the human brain.

Recommended reading: How to train your machine translation engine

The growing demand for machine translation software

The demand for machine translation software has increased immensely during the past few years. Not only common languages such as English, Chinese, or Spanish are of interest; there is also a growing interest in other languages, such as Arabic. What is the reason for this?

Developments in technology and globalization have driven companies to target larger and larger international audiences. As a result, the use of machine translation tools that allow organizations to streamline their business activities and be more productive is becoming increasingly popular.

 

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Machine translation software trends for 2023

It is indisputable that neural machine translation software is the tool best suited to the specific requirements of any translation. The trends observed are as follows:

CAT tools and artificial intelligence

Computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools are actually not a recent development. However, their use has increased significantly and there is an array of new features available. Approximately 88% of translation professionals use at least one of these systems.

They are an easy-to-use support tool for the translation process. Text is segmented for translation and can be saved for reuse in future projects.

AI and neural networks are used to predict sentences or expressions, and to use automatic translation plugins. These features can be integrated into different platforms.

Read more: Human-in-the-loop (HITL); making the most of human and machine intelligence

 

GDPR

Although the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not a translation tool, it is one of the most significant trends because it impacts the way a company processes sensitive and personal data. Consequently:

  • Any company whose customers are European citizens must translate their privacy policies into the necessary languages so that they can be understood.

  • Translation tools must be developed with certain levels of security to ensure compliance with privacy regulations.

 

More information: How to Comply With the GDPR When Processing Anonymized Data

 

Machine translation technology

Machine translation platforms are a current trend because they make it easier for companies to expand through specialized translation services (such as software translation) and transcreation to adapt commercial, technical, or advertising content to each new culture and language. 

The translation platform is a kind of interpreting machine that provides an automated process through the use of AI. It manages the localization process, creates a translation memory (TM), tracks updates, and allows the user to customize and monitor the way it runs.

 

 

Fast and efficient management with translation memories

A translation memory (TM) is a database of compiled information from each previous process. Their use speeds up translations by matching fragments or sentences to the input content.

They are not to be confused with machine translation software, which uses algorithms with more advanced technology. But TMs, together with the MT, can complement each other for faster processing.

Tips for choosing the right machine translation software

A few things to take into account when choosing machine translation software are: 

  • The type of content and quality required 
  • The speed of processing
  • Price
  • Languages

Depending on the content, machine translation technology can be used in conjunction with human translation. This results in high quality, precision, and speed for each project.

The future of machine translation software with Pangeanic

At Pangeanic, we have always been and continue to be pioneers in the MT industry. We were the first company to commercially use statistical machine translation software (Moses). We keep ahead of the trends and are dedicated to the continuous development of translation systems.

We currently provide a powerful neural machine translation engine and all the AI capacity to achieve personalized MT that guarantees data protection and privacy under different regulations. We integrate the best of technology with the best of human ingenuity (human-in-the-loop).

Pangeanic's various systems, platforms and translation tools include:

COR: translation management

Pangeanic's COR technology is a project management environment that integrates a set of synchronized web tools specifically designed to optimize translation processes and streamline workflows. 

The system is stored in the cloud and the user can access it from anywhere in the world, and at any time. It reinforces sales, marketing, and localization. 

PangeaMT

Pangeanic's MT software can process and deliver a translation in seconds. At the same time, it allows content to be anonymized according to the requirements of the GDPR and other international regulations. 

Our algorithms can be trained with varying degrees of aggressiveness, have the ability to categorize documents or texts in any language, and provide sentiment analysis for discovering and understanding how your brand or company is perceived. 

 

As your partner, Pangeanic will support you in the expansion of your company. Contact us and find out what our machine translation software can do for your business.

 

 

 

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