Calculating the Percentage Reduction in Translator Effort When Using Machine Translation

Track: TAUS | TS4 |
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Held in: Boston
Andrzej Zydroń - XTM International
Host: Anne-Maj van der Meer

At present there is no precise indication of the benefits of using statistical machine translation (SMT) for potential users. The question “Is this going to save me time and/or money and if so how much?” is not addressed in any systematic way. The common answer provided by most SMT service providers is “Well, it depends.” This is far from the answer that users need in order to make an informed decision about whether to go ahead with SMT or not.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn how to evaluate the productivity gains from using machine translation for a given project in advance.