Machine Translation Return on Investment

This spreadsheet is a financial model calculates the return on investment for Slate™ Desktop customized machine translation.

You set project characteristics, such as

  • Current productivity as words-per-day (e.g. 2,500 or 3,000)
  • Average words per segment (e.g. 14)
  • Expected percent of exact match segments* (e.g. 5% or 30%)
  • Per-word rate (e.g. $0.05 or $0.08)

The spreadsheet calculates:

  • Job duration in hours (e.g. 40, 28, 25, etc)
  • Effective ROI earning potential (e.g. $1,200, $1,350, etc)
  • ROI earning increase percent (e.g. 0.0%, 12.5%, 44.6%)

* Percent of MT segments with edit distance score = zero (0).

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