Premium translation is about combining the knowledge of linguists with cutting-edge technology. memoQ has been designed to help linguists and project managers eliminate repetitive steps and automate processes wherever possible, thus making your localization workflows faster, more connected, and more cost-effective.
Machine Translation (MT) allows you to automatically translate text from one language to another and can play an important role in any workflow—whether you are looking for gains in further efficiency through automation, or more support for your translator through an augmented translation environment. Being one of the most sought-after and fastest-developing technologies, MT engines are continuously being trained and becoming more accurate resulting in a smoother and more cost-effective translation process. memoQ TMS can also play a role in training the models. Premium quality translation through memoQ TMS creates the data you need to feed your MT engine.
There are several use cases for machine translation, like using raw MT, or machine translation post-editing for both individual translators as well as translation companies and departments. MT can also serve as a basis for more creative translation jobs where you use the machine translation output as an inspiration for writing material for ads, literary text, and more.
If you are interested in how to leverage machine translation in your localization workflows, here’s an article to start.
Public Machine Translation Plugins
memoQ is connected to the top MT engines through plugins. We currently support plugins from the machine translation vendors listed below.
Private Machine Translation Plugins
In addition to machine translation plugins that are publicly available within memoQ, there are also private plugins available to be used with the software that memoQ supports. A list of these can be found here.
GlobaleseGlobalese is not your traditional machine translation plugin as it is not an MT engine but a platform for building engines.
Until memoQ 9.10, Globalese had been supported by memoQ as a private plugin, but from 9.12 on, it is available as a public plugin (i.e., as part of the installation of memoQ).
NiuTransEstablished in China in 2012, NiuTrans.com is a cloud service for basic machine translation. With Chinese at its center, NiuTrans supports 304 languages. It is the largest Chinese-centered machine translation service.
IntentoIntento is an Information Technology company which enables access to various vendors via a single API. Besides machine translation, Intento offers optical character recognition sentiment analysis, speech transcription, among others.
DeepLDeepL Translator is a translation service launched in August 2017 by DeepL GmbH, a start up company backed up by Linguee. The service currently supports translations between seven major European languages.
Amazon MTAmazon MT uses neural machine translation to offer high quality and fast language translation. Two key benefits of Amazon MT are customization and scalability, making it ideal for all projects, whether they’re easy or tricky, big or small.
Google Cloud Translation BasicGoogle Machine Translation or Google Translate API is probably the best known machine translation service available. Their translate.google.com service is free but there is an API call charge for using it for large amount of text translated or using it within another tool.
KantanMTKantanMT.com is a machine translation platform that enables its users to develop and manage customized MT engines in the cloud.
CrossLangCrosslang is a consulting and development company which specializes in MT, translation management and translation automation. The CrossLang Gateway is middleware that ensures easy and stable access to machine translation.
AltLangAltLang is an automatic language variety converter that helps you deliver content into different varieties of the same language, i.e. from American English into British English.
Omniscien TechnologiesOmniscien Technologies is a leading global supplier of high-performance and secure high-quality Language Processing, Machine Learning and Machine Translation (MT) technologies and services for use in data intensive applications.
Iconic Translation MachinesIconic Translation Machines Ltd. specialises in providing machine translation solutions for specific domains such as patent creation. It is a cloud based SMT system.
Tilde MTTilde specializes in developing custom MT systems for complex languages such as Nordic, Baltic, Russian, Central and Eastern European languages.
Microsoft TranslatorMicrosoft Translator is the free version of Microsoft’s MT engine available to the public. Microsoft MT is a statistical machine translation platform and web service, developed by Microsoft Research.
eTranslationWhen handling cross-border EU projects (e.g. formal documents in the public sector or the legal domain), be it formatted documents or plain text, eTranslation is a machine translation engine that many EU professionals trust.
PangeaMTPangeaMT is an AI technology company offering machine translation development, deep learning, and machine learning services and consultancy.
SystranSYSTRAN is one of the oldest and best established machine translation solutions provider.
Mirai TranslatorTMMirai Translate provides a customizable translation solution that utilizes the advanced technology of machine translation and optimum learning data.
TexTra MT"みんなの自動翻訳＠TexTra®" is a machine translation site developed by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).
TmxmallTmxmall MT plugin integrates various MT engines and enables users to obtain machine translation results via a single API.
Alexa Translations A.I. MTAlexa Translations provide a neural MT service specialized in the Canadian legal and finance sectors.
ModernMTModernMT is a self-learning machine translation service that improves from your corrections as you keep using it.
Google Cloud Translation AdvancedGoogle Machine Translation Advanced (or Google Translate API v3) can do everything the Basic API can, but also allows usage of glossaries and custom MT models that can be quickly trained using the AutoML (Automated Machine Learning) feature