Better Machine Translation

If you’re an independent translator or work with a team, and if you post-edit machine translations (PEMT) in a CAT tool, you probably found this website while looking for better machine translation.

That’s not a surprise because today’s PEMT best practices lower your rates. Here at Slate Rocks, better machine translation means keeping more of what you earn.

At Slate Rocks, better machine translation starts with the engine.

The Engine

The road to better machine translation

An engine generates the machine translation you post-edit.

Service providers like Google & DeepL have an engine for each language pair. Each engine’s artificial intelligence is a jack of all trades, master of none. That is, it generates MT for every possible subject to serve millions of people without your mastery of a specialty.

Better machine translation uses artificial intelligence differently. The artificial intelligence learns your your mastery of languages in your specialty. It learns your knowledge and writing style. Better machine translation mimics you.

That’s what slate® is all about.

slate® is an intuitive and user-friendly machine translation engine that runs on your PC. Its MT mimics your knowledge and style. You edit less and finish your work in less time. That’s better machine translation.

Engine Strategy

An engine strategy balances convenience, cost and quality to meet your machine translation post-editing goals: One-size-fits-all, Bespoke tailored, Ready-to-use

One-size-fits-all Strategy

Online Engines

An online engine generates one-size-fits-all machine translation. The engine’s one-size-fits-all MT fits your work like a thrift store’s one-size-fits-all clothes fit your body.

An online engine is convenient. After all, the service provider did all the work to make the engine. But the online engine doesn’t optimize your income. The subscription fees eat into your profit or an agency pays you lower rates.

An online engine strategy favors convenience over better machine translation.

Bespoke Tailored Strategy

Personalized Engines

A personalized engine generates bespoke tailored machine translation. The engine’s tailored MT fits your work like a tailor’s bespoke clothes fit your body.

A personalized engine is an intuitive PC application. You import your translation memories and slate® artificial intelligence learns to mimic your translation knowledge and style.

Personalized MT mimics you, and you spend less time editing. There are no subscription fees and agencies don’t pay you lower rates because they don’t know you’re using slate®.

A personalized engine strategy optimizes your income.

Ready-Made Strategy

slate® qmt Engines

slate® qmt engines are ready-made machine translation engines. The ready-to-use MT fits your work like a department store’s ready-to-wear clothes fits your body.

A slate® qmt engine is convenient because we did all the work to make the engine. There are no subscription fees eating into your profit because you buy the engine for a one-time fixed fee. Agency don’t pays you lower rates because the engine runs on your PC.

A strategy to use slate® qmt engines balances continence with better machine translation.