What about the future?
|At this point, many requesters of translation will be asking
about the future. Won't we soon have machine translation systems
that can produce translation of any text, not just controlled
domain-specific texts, that is as good as human translation but
faster and cheaper? Such systems would substantially reduce the
cost of post-editing for machine translation and thus change the
results of using the human/machine formula I have proposed. The
answer is that this will not happen in the foreseeable future.
We will now hint at the theoretical basis for this claim and suggest
further reading relevant to this topic. Chances are your translation
job does not qualify for machine translation according to the
formula we have proposed. Read on to find out more about why raw
machine translation is often of low quality.