Better Machine Translation

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

  • Are you a professional translator?
  • Do you work alone or in a team?
  • Do you post-edit machine translations?
  • Do you use a CAT tool?
  • Are you looking for a way to keep more of what you earn?

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.

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

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 QMTEngines Are Different
  • MT quality is comparable to the online engines or better.
  • Professional features that online engines don’t have.
  • Priced for a return on investment with your first project. No subscriptions. No recurring fees.
  • Applications that run on your PC, no Internet required.

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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.

  • Do you maintain translation memories of your own work?

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.

Ready to Wear

Ready-Made MT Engines are the ready-to-wear of machine translation. The MT from a Ready-made engine is like a department store’s ready-to-wear clothes. It’s convenient, affordable and adjustable to fit your work. Learn more about Ready-Made QMT™.

Bespoke Tailored

Customized MT Engines are the bespoke tailored of machine translation. The MT from customized MT engines is like a bespoke suit tailored to your knowledge and writing style. Unlike tailored suits, they’re affordable! Learn more about Slate Desktop™.

Supported Languages

53 languages ordered by 2-letter ISO 639-1 code for 2,756 possible language pairs.

  • ar (Arabic*)
  • as (Assamese)
  • bg (Bulgarian)
  • bn (Bengali)
  • 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 (Manipuri)
  • nl (Dutch)
  • no (Norwegian)
  • or (Oriya)
  • pa (Punjabi)
  • pl (Polish)
  • pt (Portuguese)
  • ro (Romanian)
  • ru (Russian)
  • rw (Rwanda-Rundi)
  • sk (Slovak)
  • sl (Slovenian)
  • sr (Serbian)
  • sv (Swedish)
  • sw (Swahili)
  • ta (Tamil)
  • te (Telugu)
  • tl (Tagaleg)
  • tr (Turkish)
  • uk (Ukrainian)
  • zh (Chinese*)

Quantum physics, quantum mechanics, quantum leap, quantum machine translation… How have we come to use “quantum” in seemingly opposite ways?