How Important is Computer-Assisted Translation?

How Important is Computer-Assisted Translation?

Computer-assisted translation or machine-assisted/aided translation refers to a software-based automatic translation utility which helps the translators in their translation work. This basically functions by translating text and storing it along with the source text into a database. This helps in further patent translation work by using that database for any queries in the future. This[…]

Smart Ways to Cut Costs on Patent Translation

Smart Ways to Cut Costs on Patent Translation

Given the slothful economic repossession and sustained budget pressure on IP departments, it is must to look for new ways to cut costs on Patent Translation. Translations are difficult and therefore, cost a lot. On an average they account for up to 50% cost of national stage entry, so for such a money-oriented task, cost[…]

Human Translation or Machine Translation? Which Option is Better?

The general conception or let’s say misconception among the patent filers is that the machine translation is better than human translation. It is understood that translation is the basic instrument for correspondence between organizations, business and their clients residing amongst different organizations located worldwide. Therefore, the most well-known approach to complete a translation is to[…]

Fundamentals of Translation Memory

As the term describes, translation memory can be thought of as, ‘Memory or data saved from previous translations’. Translation memory functions as a set of a database that stores previously translated segments with their source segments, in the form of translation units, to make future translations much easier and faster. It is one utility of[…]

WIPO Develops a Machine Translation Tool! But, Manual Patent Translation is always Better Decision.

Patents are technical and scientific documents and thus are complex in nature. A single error can change the whole meaning of your idea hence it is important for patent search professionals to maintain the accuracy of these documents. All we can say is that patents are complex in nature and translating them is even more[…]