Better Machine Translation

  • Are you a professional translator?
  • Do you work alone or in a team?
  • Do you post-edit machine translations?
  • Do you maintain your own translation memories?
  • Are you looking for a better way to work with machine translations?

Chances are, you came to our website looking for ways to keep more of what you earn, especially when you post-edit machine translations (MT). Maybe you’re looking to answer the age-old question:

“Isn’t there a better way?”

Better machine translation means everyone wins!

Who are we and how can we help?

We at Slate Rocks LLC are specialists in machine translation engines that give you a better way to keep more of what you earn.

  • We sell ready-made machine translation engines that run on your PC and connect to your CAT tool through an API.
  • We sell software that builds customized machine translation engines that generate MT for your uncompromising quality demands.

Better machine translation means everyone wins!

The MT Engine and Why It’s Important

A machine translation engine generates the MT you post-edit. Online MT services, like Google, DeepL, etc, have hundreds of these engines because there’s one engine for each language pair in each direction.

In the early 2000s, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) were added to MT engines. These new engines were pushed into the cloud because PCs weren’t powerful enough to run the ML and AI technologies.

To meet millions of people’s demands across virtually every possible topic, these engines are created as a jack of all trades, master of none. That is, they dabble across all subjects but they don’t have your mastery of a trade or specialty. They do their best but make lots of mistakes.

Now decades later, MT engines with ML and AI easily run on modern PCs. These engines with intuitive user-friendly software open new and exciting possibilities. That’s where our products come in.

Better machine translation means everyone wins!

Ready-Made Machine Translation Engines

Our Ready-Made QMT™ engines generate MT that you post-edit. They run on your PC in an application under your control. They become your personal jack of all trades with features that give them some of your mastery.

Ready-Made QMTEngines Are Different
  • Their MT quality is comparable to the online engines or better.
  • They have professional features that online engines don’t have.
  • They’re priced for a return on investment with your first project. No subscriptions. No recurring fees.
  • They’re applications that run on your PC, no Internet required.

Learn more about Ready-Made QMT™ engines, professional features and incredibly affordable prices on the Slate Connect™ Bundle page.

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Customized Machine Translation Engines

Our flagship Slate Desktop™ has features you won’t find in online services or even our Ready-Made Engines!

Do you remember that I said the MT engine is responsible for the quality of the MT you post-edit? That it’s responsible for your post-editing experience?

That means the engine is responsible for your bottom line. Change the engine and change your bottom line.

So, imagine how much better MT could be if an engine learned your mastery of a subject. Your post-editing experience becomes more like proofreading at full translation rates. Your bottom line soars!

That’s what Slate Desktop™ is about! It builds customized MT engines that encapsulate your mastery of a trade. It generates better MT, improves your post-editing experience, and strengthens your bottom line.

Learn more about customized machine translation engines on the Slate Desktop™ page.

Better machine translation means everyone wins!

Trio of Metaphors

One Size Fits All

Online engines are the one-size-fits-all of machine translation. Like factory-made one-size-fits-all clothing, the MT you buy from online factories is convenient and cheap, but it rarely represents the best possible MT. Slate Rocks LLC does not offer generic, one-size-fits-all online services.

Ready to Wear

Ready-Made MT Engines are the ready-to-wear of machine translation. Like a seamstress adjusts affordable department store clothes for a better fit, ready-made engines are convenient and affordable, plus you can adjust them to fit your work. Learn more about Ready-Made QMT™.

Bespoke Tailoring

Customized MT Engines are the bespoke tailoring of machine translation. Like tailor-crafted suits, customized engines deliver a bespoke post-editing experience because they’re built with your knowledge and writing style. Unlike tailored suits, they’re affordable! Learn more about Slate Desktop™.

Better machine translation means everyone wins!

Supported Languages

48 languages ordered by 2-letter ISO 639-1 code for 2,256 possible language pairs.

  • ar (Arabic*)
  • as (Assamese)
  • bg (Bulgarian)
  • ca (Catalan)
  • cs (Czech)
  • da (Danish)
  • de (German)
  • el (Greek)
  • en (English)
  • es (Spanish)
  • et (Estonian)
  • fa (Persian*)
  • fi (Finnish)
  • fr (French)
  • ga (Gaelic)
  • gu (Gujarati)
  • he (Hebrew*)
  • hi (Hindi*)
  • hr (Croatian)
  • hu (Hungarian)
  • ia (Interlingua)
  • id (Indonesian)
  • is (Icelandic)
  • it (Italian)
  • ja (Japanese)
  • kn (Kannada)
  • ko (Korean)
  • lt (Lithuanian)
  • lv (Latvian)
  • ml (Malayalam)
  • mr (Marathi)
  • ni (mni, Manipuri)
  • nl (Dutch)
  • no (Norwegian)
  • or (Oriya)
  • pl (Polish)
  • pt (Portuguese)
  • ro (Romanian)
  • ru (Russian)
  • sk (Slovak)
  • sl (Slovenian)
  • sr (Serbian)
  • sv (Swedish)
  • ta (Tamil)
  • te (Telugu)
  • tr (Turkish)
  • uk (Ukrainian)
  • zh (Chinese*)

Professionals, like lawyers, doctors, judges and others, recuse themselves at the appearance of partiality. Do translators bear the same responsibility?