Translation services have been in development for a number of years. Translators are trained professionals whose main job is to translate the written word from one language into another. Translation services can be extremely helpful for any business, company, or organization. Whether you need to translate a document to another language or are looking for translators who speak your target language, translation services can lead to increased profits and a better bottom line. If you’re looking for a reliable translation service, here are some of the options worth considering:
Google Translate is a free online translation service developed by Google. It offers a computer-generated translation of text from one language to another. It supports over 100 languages at various levels and as of November 2017, it covers over 200 million words in both directions.
The service uses question-and-answering techniques, statistical machine translation, and a wealth of human post-editing and proofreading to translate text from one language to another automatically or with manual input from users or editors.
In addition to the text translation service, Google Translate also offers certain other language-related services. These include language learning services, a more advanced speech-to-speech translation tool, and speech recognition.
Google Translate is all well and good, but there are some things it can’t do. Enter Yandex Translate, which is not only free-of-charge (or ad-free for a small fee) but also offers an improved translation algorithm and faster service. It’s available on both Android and iOS devices while working with most web browsers too.
If you’re not in a location with a cellular or WIFI service, Yandex Translate can still translate text using its offline dictionary. Its English to Russian and Russian to English dictionaries are available as one download of 1.5GB for each language pair. Yandex Translate offers an offline mode for both Android and iOS devices too, which makes it a great tool for those traveling abroad or without access to a WIFI or cellular network.
Bing Translator is an online translation tool that has been around for several years. The web-based service can translate words, phrases, and sentences from one language to another. It’s powered by Microsoft’s machine translation technology. It supports 78 languages for text translation and 50 languages for speech translation.
Windows Mobile includes a button that launches the Bing Translator app for translating text and speech. Starting from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607), you can also use your webcam to translate languages.
Reverso is the world’s leading dictionary for languages. Its complex search algorithm will provide you with the most comprehensive and relevant results, even when used in conjunction with other online dictionaries or specialized reference books. It is a multifaceted tool that offers a fast and intuitive search experience by translating 74 languages into English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, or Portuguese.
The search engine uses artificial intelligence to analyze your query word by word before selecting the most plausible results. Reverso understands that “important” could logically refer to different things depending on translation, on whether it is used as an adjective (important matter) or a noun. Search results can be filtered by synonyms, antonyms, and related terms, as well as the most recent entries in other dictionaries.
Choosing a Translation Company
Before choosing the right translation company, it’s important to do due diligence on the providers that you’ll be working with. Here are some tips to help you make a more informed decision:
Check References: Ask for names of businesses or individuals that they have translated for, as well as reference situations that went south and were solved by the translator. You’ll want to know if the problem was because of anything the client did, or if they were simply bad at communicating with the translator. If their communication skills were suspect, you may want to avoid them.
Decide on Your Budget: Translation should be seen as an investment for your company and its growth. A top-notch translation company may cost a bit more upfront due to their level of professionalism and attention to detail but will save you money in the long run.
Ask About Review Policy: Some translation companies require a review of all of their work for every client. This is great if you’re looking for consistency in quality because you’ll know the translator won’t be buried in work and won’t produce shoddy quality on your project. If they do, you’ll find out sooner rather than later.