If your answers were “yes,” you probably came to our website looking for ways to keep more of what you earn. When you consider the best practices of post-editing machine translations (MT), you probably ask:
“Isn’t there a better way?”
Who We Are and How We Can Help
Slate Rocks LLC specializes in machine translation and MT engines that give you better ways to keep more of what you earn.
The MT Engine and Why It’s Important
A machine translation engine generates the MT you post-edit. Online MT services, like Google & DeepL, have hundreds of engines, one for each language pair in each direction.
In the early 2000s, MT engines were upgraded with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The upgrades were pushed online because PCs weren’t powerful enough to run the ML and AI technologies.
To service millions of demands across virtually every possible topic, online MT engines are created as jacks of all trades, masters of none. That is, they work for all subjects but they don’t have your mastery of a trade or specialty. They do their best but make lots of mistakes.
Today after decades in the cloud, MT engines with ML and AI easily run on modern PCs. These intuitive and user-friendly desktop applications open new and exciting possibilities. That’s where our products come in.
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 QMT™ Engines Are Different
Customized Machine Translation Engines
Remember, an MT engine generates the MT that you post-edit. The engine is responsible for your bottom line. Change the engine and change your bottom line. So, let’s add one more question to the opening list.
Imagine how much better MT could be if an engine learned your mastery, knowledge and writing style for a subject.
That’s what Slate Desktop™ is about!
You build customized MT engines with Slate Desktop™ using translation memories that encapsulate your mastery, knowledge and writing style.
Customized engines generate better MT. Your post-editing experience becomes more like proofreading. You earn full translation word rates. Your bottom line soars!
Slate Desktop™ is our flagship product with features you won’t find in online services or our Ready-Made Engines!
Trio of Metaphors
One Size Fits All
Online MT engines are the one-size-fits-all of machine translation. The MT you buy from online factories is like factory-made one-size-fits-all clothes. It’s cheap and convenient but it does not represent the best possible MT. We don’t sell one-size-fits-all online MT.
53 languages ordered by 2-letter ISO 639-1 code for 2,756 possible language pairs.