Latest developments in CAT tool features and services
Our business is developing all the time, and so are the tools we use to make our work easier and increase our productivity. In the past, CAT tools were often more of a hindrance than a help, but it seems this has been changing for the better in recent years. They are adjusting more and more to the needs and wishes of their users. The development of machine translation has added a whole new dimension to these tools. They now offer new possibilities for helping us in our work. Are they reliable, or should we be wary? Can we use MT for translating confidential materials?
The advantages and drawbacks of sharing and storing data online influence translators’ work to a great extent. Some CAT tools have even moved to the cloud, introducing new challenges and security issues. Others depend on and collaborate with online servers. Are these improvements worth the trouble? What do developers and users say? Many of the desired features have been implemented, but there’s still a long road ahead. CAT tools are no longer just looking up familiar segments in the translation memory. How will they influence our work processes in the coming years? Find answers to these questions and learn about the latest news in this session!
Marek Buchtel has been a freelance translator (English/Czech) for more than 20 years. He primarily works with business, marketing, legal and IT translations as well as website/software localization. He majored in information technology and philosophy at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, and studied English/Czech translation and interpreting at the Institute of Translation Studies – Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He’s keen on new technologies, keeping up with the latest developments in the world of computers, communications, home electronics and gadgets, and always on the lookout for better and more efficient ways of doing his job. Check out Marek’s ProZ profile.
This 50-minute session is scheduled for Saturday, 6 May, 2017. You can attend this session by purchasing a 2-day pass to BP17, covering both Friday and Saturday.