How Does Computer‐Assisted Translation Work?

CAT software works by breaking the source text into smaller, translatable segments. The CAT software then saves the translated segments and source segments in a translation database. Search capabilities in CAT software lets a human translator access saved segments of translated fragments at any given time to be re‐used either in the same document or in a different one or used when two segments do not match completely. The process helps ensure that the terminology and writing style of the original source material is translated accurately.

The best CAT software also includes these other features:

Pros and Cons of Computer‐Assisted Translation

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