Subject Domains & Document Types

Your translation memories and glossaries control linguistic performance. Some subject domains and text types work better than others. We suggest you categorize your translation memories in any way that fits your work. Here’s a breakdown of subject domains and text types that others have used with Slate.

Typically Good Performance

Industries & Subject Domains

  • Automotive
  • Banking and Finance
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Life Sciences, Medical, Healthcare
  • Military, Defense, Aerospace, National Security
  • Patents
  • Politics and Government
  • Retail and Commerce
  • Travel and Hospitality

Documents & Text Types

  • informed consent forms (icfs)
  • instructions for use (ifus)
  • knowledge bases
  • legal contracts, commercial terms, licenses, policies, deeds
  • patent claims and abstracts
  • regulatory documentation
  • research materials
  • reviews
  • technical manuals
  • technical papers
  • technology marketing
  • training manuals
  • travel, hotel and restaurant related descriptions
  • user manuals
  • workshop manuals

Typically Poor Performance

  • commentary, blogs and free-form text
  • literary works
  • marketing documentation
  • media such as song lyrics and subtitles
  • news & publications
  • product briefs & literature
  • product marketing & communications
  • retail marketing
  • user-generated content