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Technology Agnostic Case Studies

How does it work to be technology agnostic in practice? While there are general rules of thumb – for example, that SMT works better with user-generated content – LexWorks has found it valuable to test assumptions pretty extensively. We often test all three approaches before launch of a major project, whether a customer support site [...]

Machine Translation Made Easy

Some time ago, Lexcelera (including the LexWorks subsidiary) made the decision that “easy” was our goal. Most language providers nowadays tout quality, but quality is a given! So we asked ourselves what else is unique about us? Our conclusion, based on customer interviews and some internal soul-searching, was that we make it easy for our [...]

Top Requests for Machine Translation ‘A La Carte’

What’s the top trend in machine translation this year? For LexWorks, the answer, hands down, is diversity. Diversity of engines, diversity of services. In years past, our major request was for machine translation as a turnkey solution. That is, providing the gains of machine translation (turnaround speed, quality and, of course, price) but without the [...]

The Importance of Being Technology Agnostic

For the June 2013 issue of Multilingual Magazine, I spoke with PayPal’s Rubén Rodríguez de la Fuente about why companies like PayPal are taking an open approach to machine translation technology. PayPal is just one of the companies that is technology-agnostic when it comes to machine translation (MT). This approach is also shared by some [...]

What To Do When You’ve Squeezed All You Can From Your Translation Memories

If you’re a new user of translation memory technology, the cost and time savings of not translating the same content over and over again can be pretty impressive. But what happens when, as a mature user, your company is seeing diminishing returns? When, at the same time, your translation memories are starting to show their [...]

8 Steps to a Successful MT Process

If you were to go by the endless debates about which machine translation engine is better, SMT or RBMT, you might get the impression that machine translation is just a tool. And that to deploy MT, the most important step is choosing the right engine. We’ve seen this a lot. But after delivering tens of [...]