They are database programmes that work on the basis of a translation memory used by professional translators to maintain consistent terminology and speed up the translation process (in no case are they machine translators)
If a sentence/segment (identical sentence) or a part of it (similar sentence) repeats in a translated text, the programme notifies the translator, showing how that expression was translated last time. Consequently, the translator goes through the text, completing the translation of a missing part where necessary (which is then saved into the translation memory for further use)
Advantages of using CAT tools
They maintain consistent terminology - even if the consequent translation is done by another translator
They speed up the translation process significantly - previously translated parts are not translated again, just checked
They lower the translation price considerably; especially with periodically updated texts or repetitive structures (the customer does not pay for a translated and repeated term twice)
They do not distort either the graphic or text structure
They allow most known text and graphic formats to be imported and consequently exported in the same appearance as the original
When to use CAT tools
For translations of documents with parts that repeat: Standards, manuals, other technical documents, business contracts, auditor reports, accounting documents, web pages, etc.
For translations where key terms from your field repeat regularly and you need to maintain consistent terminology (use of a terminology dictionary, or context search)
Why choose us?
We use this state-of–the art technology consistently for your benefit
We provide you with a free comparison calculation, comparing the prices of the translation with and without the use of CAT tools
We recreate a translation memory from previous translations; this memory is then used again, and its cost often pays for itself during the first translation
We create and translate specific terminology to be strictly followed in your translations