Machine Translation and Post Editing - Can MT and Translation Memories be combined?

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Summary:- What is Automatic Translation (also called Machine Translation) - Is it an enemy or a good friend? - How to combine Machine Translation and Translation Memories (CAT TOOLS) - Levels for the Post Editing - Rates offered to be competitive on the translation market
Description
This course will go through the Post Editing procedure, a new service that is getting more and more required by the translation industry.
The Post Editing is a general improvement (change for the better) of a raw automatic-translated sentence.
There are different steps to apply any of those improvements. - This is not to be mistaken with ordinary translation review, though!
You will learn the differences between the two different services and how to perform a profitable Post Editing
Target audience
This course is aimed at freelance professional translators and beginners who would like to learn more information about this new service (Post Editing). How to deal with it and how to include it as an ordinary service offered to the translation indistry.

This course is also aimed at Project Managers who would like to start offering their clients this new profitable service, as an alternative to costly High Quality Translation.
Learning objectives
Attendees will learn how to use and manage an Automatic Translation (also called Machine Translation)
They will learn how to consider it as a friend and as an enemy as in the past.
How to combine Machine Translation with ordinary Translation Memories (used with CAT TOOLS)
Which level of Post Editing is it required? What are the differences?
Prerequisites
General knowledge of Windows
General knowledge of Machine Translation such as Google or Maicrosoft Translate
General knowledge of main CAT TOOLS and TM-Based translation
Program
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- What is an Automatic Translation (also called Machine Translation)
- Is it an Enemy or a Friend?
- How to combine Machine Translation and Translation Memories (CAT TOOLS)
- Levels for Post Editing
- Post Editing rates to be competitive on the translation market
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• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
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• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
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• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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Trainer
 Paolo Sebastiani    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Paolo Sebastiani is an English-Italian, French-Italian and German-Italian Professional Translator with over 20 years of experience in Italy and abroad. He obtained his first University degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Urbino in 1991 and his second University degree in Political Studies, at the same University in the year 2000. He founded his Translation Agency, Eurolingua, in 1994 and since then has been working as translator, interpreter and Cat-Tool official Trainer. He has organized many in-person training courses about Wordfast, SDL Trados and Atril Dejavu in different Italian towns and as a ProZ.com Professional Trainer, has run many Wordfast-PRO, Wordfast-Classic and Wordfast-Anywhere training sessions for progressive knowledge acquisition with excellent feedbacks.
Paolo lives in Rimini, Italy
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Machine Translation and Post Editing - Can MT and Translation Memories be combined?

boostrer Identity Verified
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[Edited at 2017-06-29 14:26 GMT]


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finnword1
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yesJun 29

. . . at least with DejaVu they can

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Any Cat Tool can now be combined with ATJun 30

Nowadays any Cat Tool can be combined with one or more AT and this might prove to be very worthwhile in certain aspects.

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boostrer Identity Verified
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No wayJul 6

Paolo Sebastiani wrote:

Nowadays any Cat Tool can be combined with one or more AT and this might prove to be very worthwhile in certain aspects.


Nowadays any Cat Tool can be combined with one or more AT and this might prove to be worthless and harmful in all respects.

If an agency specifies that it provides PEMT (Post-Editing Machine Translation), this is an indication that the agency is either unprofessional or practices predatory pricing at the expense of its vendors. Editing machine translation is almost as time-consuming as working on a completely human translation. The quality of the resulting text is almost invariably poor.



[Edited at 2017-07-06 21:27 GMT]


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Paolo Sebastiani Identity Verified
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I do not agree with you but I respect your ideasJul 25

Times are changing and the translation industry is changing along. Now there is a great variety of translations because of the ongoing globalisations and sometimes the market prefers to pay half the price for a fairly poor-quality translation instead of a full price for a top quality translation. Sometimes a top-quality translation is not needed and Post Editing can offer that translation for half the price and half the time needed for translating it. The problem is that you as an Agency, you cannot offer a poor quality translation for a top-quality rate. And you as a customer, you will not be willing to pay top-rates for a poor quality translations. This is obvious!
But you should bear in mind that nowadays there are sectors where Post Editing is preferred to a top-quality translation.
Every actor in the translation industry has to play its role and no one should try to cheat anybody.
But PE is a reality that the translator of the new millennium cannot ignore any longer, whether you like it or not!
Cheers
Paolo


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