Xerox adds instant translator feature to some of its printers
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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Mar 10, 2016

Xerox adds instant translator feature to some of its printers
They can print out the document you scan in the language you choose.

"After the trial period, you'll have to pay $10 per 100 pages of machine translation. Good enough for a school project or two."

http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/10/xerox-easy-translator-service/


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Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
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Wow... Mar 10, 2016

OCR + machine translation... Wonderful, just wonderful...

At any rate, it seems they also offer a human translation service at 3 different "tiers" (via a translation agency): "Express" (MT-PE, at $0.10 psw), "Professional" ($0.23) and "Expert" ($0.32).

[Edited at 2016-03-10 15:22 GMT]


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Sara Massons  Identity Verified
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New technical performance... Mar 10, 2016

Ok, technically, it looks great... however, what kind of text is that going to print ? Not even good for school work in fact, too much misunderstanding would come out of it.
I've been using OCR professionally and I always had to check and edit the texts for OCR issues. Adding MT issues upon it seams a bit touchy isn't it ?
Anyway, I'm curious, I would be interested in a test...


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Interesting pricing Mar 10, 2016

[quote]Mirko Mainardi wrote:
At any rate, it seems they also offer a human translation service at 3 different "tiers" (via a translation agency): "Express" (MT-PE, at $0.10 psw), "Professional" ($0.23) and "Expert" ($0.32).

Most probably, Xerox's pricing is based on some serious market research. Considering that "Express" will be just some improved garbage, this should mean that they found that the market is willing to pay between $.23/sw and $.32/sw for real translations.


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Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
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Guess so Mar 10, 2016

Luca Tutino wrote:

Most probably, Xerox's pricing is based on some serious market research. Considering that "Express" will be just some improved garbage, this should mean that they found that the market is willing to pay between $.23/sw and $.32/sw for real translations.


I guess so. At any rate, the "Professional" tier (and the "Expert" tier too, I guess) also includes proofreading (in addition to both Xerox's and the agency's cuts, obviously).

Also, since we're talking about scanned docs, I guess the rate also includes transcription or having to deal with OCRed text...

I wonder how much (or how little) of those rates actually trickles down to translators (and proofreaders)...


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