Machine Translation

Memsource Translate

Memsource Translate is the machine translation (MT) hub and an add-on with additional features within Memsource. Its AI-powered MT Autoselect feature finds the optimal engine for each translation job based on its domain and language pair. Translating can start with Memsource Translate's fully managed engines or supported engines can be added via API. MT Quality Estimation supporting many language pairs is enabled for all engines by default. Glossaries can also be associated with MT engines that support them.

  • Multiple instances of Memsource Translate can not be created.

  • Fully managed engines are presented on the Memsource Translate page or if MT Profiles are enabled, on a profile page. Fully managed engines can be switched on and off from these locations.

  • Memsource Translate for post-editing is not designed for workflows that by-pass the post-editing step (Raw MT).

MT Autoselect Supported Languages

MT Autoselect supports domain-based recommendation for all documents in these source languages:

  • English

  • Czech

  • German

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Dutch

  • Russian

  • Swedish

  • Chinese Simplified

All other language combinations get MT Autoselect recommendations but do not take text domain into account.

Memsource Translate Page

The Memsource Translate page is accessed through the left-hand navigation panel.

Configure Memsource Translate

Fully managed machine translation engines can be activated and deactivated from the Memsource Translate page.

Additional engines can be added if the API key for the engine is available.

To add an additional engine, follow these steps:

  1. From the Memsource Translate page, click an additional machine translation engine.

    The page for the selected engine opens.

  2. Provide the API Key.

  3. If required, provide additional information for the engine.

  4. Click Save.

    The configured engine is available for activation.

Post-editing with Memsource Translate

The Memsource Translate add-on for post-editing offers unlimited MT for post-editing purposes.

Important

Post-editing with Memsource Translate is defined as a process wherein a linguist edits and corrects all machine translated output generated by one of Memsource Translate’s fully managed engines in the editor.

All required content can be machine translated as long as it is post-edited by linguists with there being a human limitation to the amount of content that one linguist can process.

To ensure that more content than can be post-edited with Memsource Translate is not being processed in machine translation:

  • Perform all post-editing in the editor.

  • Disable MT pre-translate for content intended for human translation or raw MT.

  • Running an analysis with included machine translation matches should only be done for content intended for post-editing.

  • Purchase more user seats or upgrade to a higher edition.

MT Profiles

MT profiles can be created with different settings and be applied to different projects. Created profiles are available for selection in project settings.

To create a machine translation profile, follow these steps:

  1. From the Machine translation engines panel on the Memsource Translate page, click Enable multiple profiles.

    The Machine translation profiles table is presented.

  2. Click Add profile.

    The New Memsource Translate profile window opens.

  3. Provide a name for the profile and click Create.

    The configuration page for the profile is presented.

  4. Configure profile as required and click Back to list.

    New profile is presented in the Machine translation profiles table.

Profiles can be edited, assigned as default or duplicated from the menu to the right of the profile name.

Tip

  • If purchasing characters directly through Google or Microsoft, set these engines up on the Machine Translation page.

  • Free characters provided by Microsoft Translator can still be used by disabling Memsource Translate and setting up the Microsoft Translator account.

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