How has technology improved translation for companies?

Translation for companies is one of the areas where IT development has made it possible to apply technological translation solutions that facilitate access to all types of services related to multilingual communication.

Translation is as old as writing and has embraced all the advances throughout history. And although its official birth is accepted with the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, there is evidence of translation work prior to this milestone.

The invention of the printing press in the 15th century marked a turning point in the development of translation as a vehicle for transmitting texts, especially religious texts, into each of the vernacular languages.

Subsequently, the Industrial Revolution and scientific and commercial progress drove the need for linguistic exchange, which highlighted the importance of translating all types of content.

The development of translation technologies that we mentioned at the beginning has been another major milestone in this profession, allowing more than ever the interaction and constant communication between people and companies with very different languages and cultures.

Translation technologies for companies

From the first machine translation proposals to online resources such as chatbots and the development of CAT tools, translation technology solutions have improved translation services for companies. The following are some of the most relevant ones.

Machine translation and human post-editing

Since its inception in 1933, the development of machine translation has always generated expectations that have been greater than reality. Machine translation engines provide translations of higher or lower quality depending on the training they receive on a progressive basis with project-specific materials. Combined with human post-editing and other translation technologies, we ensure an optimized result according to the terminology and corporate style of each company.

CAT: save time and money

The name says it all: computer-assisted translation tools. They are a support that speeds up translations with a large volume of recurring content, such as instruction manuals, user guides or technical texts in scientific, educational or legal fields, among others. Its use in conjunction with a proofreading service such as the one offered by Linguaserve optimizes the process of this type of translation work for companies.

Machine learning: artificial intelligence at the service of translation for companies

The progress of artificial intelligence has made it possible for machines to learn automatically from pattern recognition among data, even without being specifically trained, i.e. inferring the result.

At Linguaserve, we have state-of-the-art translation technology solutions, such as machine learning, that allow us to spend more time editing content to avoid contextual errors, correction of nuances and linguistic turns, as well as lack of spontaneity.

There is no doubt about the important role of these technologies in an increasingly globalized and connected world. Translation technology solutions facilitate the interaction between companies and translation agencies, capable of providing all the services required by the former to reach any place in the world across language barriers.

A breakthrough that still requires the human factor as a balancing element that preserves the original meaning of the content and ensures its consistency and coherence.

Translation for companies offered by a professional translation agency with human expertise and the most efficient technological solutions, is one of the key elements in the expansion and internationalization of companies.