Automated Machine Translation | Amesto Translations

Fully automated machine translation service

Machine translation (MT) is an automatic translation from one language to another. The benefit of machine translation is that it is possible to translate large swathes of text in a very short time. If you order MT from us, the translation takes place in a closed system via encrypted transfer. The quality can be improved by letting us train the machine to fit your organisation’s terminology or by ordering post-editing from one of Amesto’s translators.

Interested? Fill in your contact information. Not sure if machine translation is what you need? Read on to learn more about MT and its benefits, as well as when to use MT and when to avoid it.



How does machine translation work?

Up until late 2016, all of the machine translation products on the market were based on algorithms that use statistical methods to try to ascertain the best possible translation for a given word. This technology is known as Statistical Machine Translation (SMT). SMT involves advanced statistical analysis to estimate the best possible translations for a word given the context of a few surrounding words.

On the other hand, Neural Machine Translation, or NMT as it is abbreviated, performs the process by attempting to model high level abstractions into data, much closer to how it is undertaken by a human than the traditional statistical approach. Neural networks better capture the context of full sentences before translating them, which entails higher quality and a more human-sounding output. Amesto Translations offer NMT in most language combinations. Contact us to find out which languages we offer.

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Specially trained engine to fit you

Improve your machine translation engines by letting us train them. This is a quick way of improving the quality of your machine translations. Applying the right engine to the right projects is the first key to success. A machine translation engine is “trained” with texts that are specific to you as customer or the industry you operate in.

With a specially trained engine, the terminology and sentences used in the translated text are based on those used in the training material, thus raising the quality of the machine translation.


When to use MT and when to avoid it

Sometimes, the general essence of a text is all you need from your translation. In that case, machine translation provides a perfectly acceptable translation alternative. If the machine gets it right, it produces astonishingly good translations. However, machine translation will never beat a professional human translation. It is important to know what MT can and cannot do, and when it should be used. 

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The benefits of Machine Translation

Machine translation gives you a quick and comprehensive understanding of a document. If you specially train the machine to your needs, machine translation provides the perfect combination of quick and cost-effective translations. With a specially trained machine, MT can capture the context of full sentences before translating them, which provides you with a high quality and human-sounding output. With our machine translation tool, the layout of the text will be retained, and the translation is returned almost immediately.

When to use machine translation

Use machine translation when getting the general meaning across is sufficient, such as with social media updates, manuals, presentations, forums or message boards. Apply translation memories to remember your key terms, and the machine translation is good for translating web content and web pages.

Can MT be used for confidential information?

If you need to translate sensitive information often, such as emails and internal documents, we recommend you install our Amesto Secure MT tool to ensure that you and your employees have a secure alternative to other free and unsafe online translation tools at all times.

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Machine translation with post-editing

If you want to improve the quality of the machine translated text, add a human review with our post-editing option. A post-edited translation is a machine translation, i.e. a fully automated computerised translation, which has also been edited and corrected by one of our professional translators. This allows for the production of an adequate translation within a short time frame and at a lower cost. Grammatical errors are corrected but no adjustments are made to style and tone. The benefits include reduced costs compared with a standard translation. The focus lies on a quick turnaround: translation memories and term bases are not used.

When to use post-edited machine translation

A post-edited machine translation is suitable when you need an adequate translation, and when speed and price are most important. Use it on documents for internal use and large volumes to be processed in connection with e.g. tenders, procurement documents, presentations, manuals.

Professional Translation

Machine translation will not replace human translators any time soon. However, MT is great when productivity is of the essence. Professional translation offers the highest quality and includes additional levels of review to ensure accuracy.  When you order translation from us, the translations are undertaken by professional translators with extensive experience in their specialist fields. We have translators with a wealth of experience in your specific industry.

When should you use professional translation?

Professional Translation is particularly suited to texts where quality is of material importance, such as contracts, annual reports, medical or legal documentation, press releases, brochures, and white papers.

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Contact us

Contact us if you are unsure about which translation type is best for your content, time constraints, budget, and the level of quality needed.

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Still not sure if you are interested in MT?

The best way to check if MT is something for you is to give it a try, contact us for a demonstration.

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