The basics: Translation memory and CAT tools

The basics: Translation memory and CAT tools

When working with either freelancers or translation companies, you're likely to hear one of the following terms being mentioned: “translation memory” (TM), “computer-assisted translation tool” (CAT tool), “terminology management” or “translation management system” (TMS). Don't be put off by the jargon, they all describe incredibly useful tools which can help improve the consistency of your translations and also provide cost savings over time with your chosen provider. From reading this guide, you will learn:

  • what translation memory is and how it can benefit you
  • what a computer-assisted translation tool is and how it can benefit you
  • what terminology management is and how it can benefit you
  • what a translation management system is and how it can benefit you

Whether you are just getting started with translation or if you want to improve your existing efforts, this guide is a must for any business wanting to ensure they are using the right tools to improve the consistency, quality and turnaround times of their translations.

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