Computer aided translation tools or CAT tools are software which takes common phrases and sentences in one language and replaces it with existing translations already done in the past. As you can surmise it can greatly speed up translation. But how can it save you on translation costs?
CAT tools help save on translation costs
If the text is simple enough, repetitive and doesn’t require further research CAT tools can give you a fairly correct translation for some of the phrases. It just won’t be grammatically correct. You can save on translation costs by getting a special price for those words. There are free CAT tools out there that can be used by anyone. They’re not as comprehensive as the paid ones but the free ones are pretty good for most general translation jobs.
There are still a bunch of spots that need a translator but at least it will be fewer than what you started with and that means less words to pay for. Each translation company would have a large translation memory available for this.
CAT tools alert you to any repeated lines or paragraphs.
Many clients send off a long document to be translated only to find out that they had to pay for the same paragraph that appeared more than once. Less words to translate means more savings on translation costs.
What about revisions
If there were some revisions to the original document CAT tools can remember the original translation then isolate the changes and point out only those that need to be translated anew. No need to pay extra for already translated words.
CAT tools can warn you if you need the translation. Or not.
When you receive a document in a language you don’t understand, your first instinct would be to send the whole thing off to be translated. But it might turn out not to be worth translating after all. Asking for CAT tools to be used means you end up paying a lot less for a document to be translated.
CAT tools don’t entirely eliminate translation costs but do go a long way in keeping it down.
When you go out to buy anything, you just can’t defeat the urge of checking the price tag before finalizing the item. Of course, cost is something that stays the most important aspect for you as it involves your hard earned money, money that’s not enough, especially in these days.
Likewise when you need a translation service, translation costs are always considered first. Our CAT tools are there to provide you help in calculating and saving on translation costs. The CAT tools are a part of our customer first policy. Since we believe in your satisfaction first, we bring every convenience to you. We have catered to all your translation requirements in the most accommodating rates in the industry. Even then, we try our best and go an extra mile to save you money on your translation projects. If you have a next translation project at hand and you don’t know how much you can save on it, use our CAT tools and see how they work.