What are the benefits of machine translation post‑editing?

The introduction of engines based on deep learning has marked a new step forward in the quality offered by machine translation. However, human translators are not becoming obsolete. As a matter of fact, their contribution is increasingly important in training the engines to ensure that the initial output gradually becomes more accurate and similar to natural language. A translator will revise the text to make sure that the result is:

  • Free from errors and inaccuracies in meaning

  • Consistent in terms of terminology, spelling, and structure

  • Grammatically correct

  • In line with the instructions provided by the client or industry standards

  • Clear and understandable for the target audience

This process is very similar to quality control, and is called machine translation post‑editing. It allows us to:

  • Reduce the time needed to complete the translation

  • Lower the total costs of the localization project

Both of these benefits are very important for companies that need large quantities of text translated with tight deadlines and that want to keep costs down.


How can we make the most of your investment?

We’ve been following the development of this technology closely ever since we got started. Thanks to years of direct experience, we can offer a full consulting service for companies that use machine translation engines, whether these are their own or third-party engines.

You can rely on us to:

  • Check that your texts are written using controlled language that can be easily read by a machine.

  • Evaluate the engine’s output, identifying the most common errors and suggesting ways to fix them.

  • Based on the output, assist you in deciding whether to use machine translation for your multimedia content.

  • Post-edit the initial output so that it meets your quality requirements.

With our support, you’ll be able to make the most of your investment in language automation.


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