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Chapter 9. COMPUTER-AIDED TRANSLATION (CAT)

Chapter 9. COMPUTER-AIDED TRANSLATION (CAT)

Given the complexities and costs of managing translators and editors, you might wonder why the software industry hasn’t figured out a way to replace these folks altogether. You’re not alone. Computer scientists have been trying to put translators out of business since the early 1950s. But the better they get at developing translation software, the clearer it becomes that computers are better at assisting translators than replacing them. This chapter explains how computers can be used to augment the efforts of your translators, and, in some cases, replace them altogether.


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