Automatic Translation Isn’t All It Seems

Automatic Translation Isn’t All It Seems
Automatic Translation Isn’t All It Seems

International business is hard enough on its own. Do not further complicate your unique situation by using unreliable translation tools.  It has been proven over and over that automatic translation isn’t all it seems.  It is, in fact, a tool that can lead to frustration, embarrassment and even legal challenges for your company.

Would you put your business translation needs in the hands of someone like this?

If you wouldn’t trust her, don’t trust your critical business communications to a machine. 

Automatic Translation, also known as Machine Translation (MT) uses varying forms of local and online software applications to translate text or speech from one language to another. Although this might suffice for short translations, it is reliant on the content itself to be logical enough to literally translate. Language, all languages, are often representational or contextual. The meaning intended by the sender of a message often can be lost in automatic translation.

For example, the essence of language is the encoding and decoding of meaning. If the message, more commonly known as the source text, is deeply encoded with nuance or idiomatic language, all of which is translated word for word, the result is likely far from the objective. There are numerous good reasons why automatic translation will never reach the same level of quality that human translators can provide, but in a Huffington Post article, five main reasons are noted:

  1. It’s Tough to Get Good Translation, Even from Perfectly Bilingual Human Beings.
  2. Translation Quality is Highly Subjective.
  3. There Are Too Many Languages Out There.
  4. Most Languages Are Not Written.
  5. Context Is Key.

Professional Translation

When you need reliable document translation services, ASTA-USA Translation Services, Inc. is the perfect translation services company to partner with. Our global network of native-speaking translators works on your important projects around the clock to make the most of your time and investment.

With the ability to translate into or from 70 languages, our career linguists are prepared to work on any type of document in any language you need. We have experience in business, legal, marketing, education, government, medical, communications, cosmetics, design, financial and more. Each of our document translators are experts in whatever field and language you need, giving you the complete accuracy your company needs to thrive on the international market.

Our helpful Translation Directors will walk with you through every step of the translation process. We will give you personalized, friendly attention, ensuring that you feel valued and important. Your business success is our goal. We will provide you with the most accurate written document translations as quickly as possible.

Get the professional, human experience and quality you need with ASTA-USA.

Contact ASTA-USA.

In a hurry? Call us for your free quote today: 1.866.446.1860.