CAT tools in modern translation services

The technological development we have witnessed in all walks of life in the past decade has had a major impact on the work methods and processes applied in the translation industry as well. While human effort is without doubt indispensable in the translation process, computer-assisted translation (by means of various software products, also known as CAT tools) is now an integral part of modern translation services.


Using CAT tools have a number of major benefits.

#1 Lower translation costs

First of all, they provide immeasurable support in detecting repetitions and numbers in the source text. That filtering function has a direct and quite significant impact on translation costs. But they do way more than that: CAT tools can efficiently analyse both the source text and the translation to identify repetitive patterns and terms.

#2 Consistency between documents versions

By identifying key terminology, CAT tools assist in using uniform terminology throughout the translation, ensuring consistency between document versions and, consequently, an enhanced level of quality assurance. Less time spent on researching key terms means shorter turnaround times.

#3 Enhanced QA

Used efficiently, CAT tools can improve the translation by flagging any inconsistencies such as word use or typos. Hence, they play a great role in the quality assurance process.

They also contribute to smooth project handling when the translation project requires the collaboration of different experts. In addition, by using a CAT tool, both delivery times and costs may be significantly reduced.

To sum it up: less work and less time adds up to a leaner budget to spend on translation costs.

We use CAT tools wherever possible. They provide seamless QA standards and can save you significant amount of time and money in the long run.

Technology use policy

Technology surrounds us and that’s a good thing. However, it does not come without risks. These risks can be avoided or minimized by applying certain standards in document handling. Fully aware of potential threats, we at Lexpertis have taken steps and follow strict safety rules to maintain maximum security and confidentiality throughout the translation process.

For information about our IT security measures please visit our Confidentiality section.

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