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Compare SlateMT™ with competitive products and services

Baseline CharacteristicsSlate™ Desktop EditionSlate™ Starter EditionSystran Translator 8PROMT Professional 12KantanMTGoogle
SMT
Google
NMT
technology categorySMTSMTRbMTRbMTSMTSMTNMT
predictable (maybe awkward)xslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick error small
fluid (maybe unpredictable)xslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick small triple
tolerant of bad source grammarxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick question small
better with controlled source authoringxslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small triplexslate tick smallxslate tick question small
minority languagesxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick question small
western European languagesxslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small double
Asian languages (CJK)xslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick small double
        
Content Use CasesSlate™ Desktop EditionSlate™ Starter EditionSystran Translator 8PROMT Professional 12KantanMTGoogle
SMT
Google
NMT
focused domain, e.g. clinical trialsxslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small triplexslate tick smallxslate tick small
broad domain, e.g. patentsxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick small
documentation and softwarexslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small triplexslate tick small doublexslate tick small double
on-the-fly, short-shelf-lifexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick warn smallxslate tick warn smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick small double
user-generated contentxslate tick warn smallxslate tick warn smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small
User ExperienceSlate™ Desktop EditionSlate™ Starter EditionSystran Translator 8PROMT Professional 12KantanMTGoogle
SMT
Google
NMT
customized domain terminologyxslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick warn smallxslate tick warn smallxslate tick small triplexslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
on-the-fly terminology updatesxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
adapts to corrections for future usexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
protect tagsxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
place tagsxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
CAT integrationxslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick small triplexslate tick small triple
scripting support (API/power users)xslate tick small triplexslate tick error smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small triplexslate tick smallxslate tick small
        
Licensing CostsSlate™ Desktop EditionSlate™ Starter EditionSystran Translator 8PROMT Professional 12KantanMTGoogle
SMT
Google
NMT
costs per language, xslate tick small triple = inexpensivexslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick small doublexslate tick small doublexslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick small double
perpetualxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
subscriptionxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small
price$549$269$279$290~$500/mo$20/mn chrs$20/mn chrs
activation limit2111N/AN/AN/A
language pairs per licenseAll1111AllAll
Available LanguagesSlate™ Desktop EditionSlate™ Starter EditionSystran Translator 8PROMT Professional 12KantanMTGoogle
SMT
Google
NMT
supported language pairsxslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick small double
 all of 1,056 +1 of 1,056+306580 +< 10,500xslate tick question small
        
System RequirementsSlate™ Desktop EditionSlate™ Starter EditionSystran Translator 8PROMT Professional 12KantanMTGoogle
SMT
Google
NMT
Internet connection requiredxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small
required hardwarenotebooknotebookold PCold PCbrowserbrowserbrowser
engine runs on local computerxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
computer size to run enginexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick small triple
requires TMsxslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick warn smallxslate tick warn smallxslate tick smallxslate tick error smallxslate tick error small
time to build new engine4-6 hours4-6 hours~1 hour~1 hourhoursxslate tick question smallxslate tick question small
update cycle (immediate, daily, yearly)xslate tick small triplexslate tick small triplexslate tick smallxslate tick smallxslate tick small doublexslate tick error smallxslate tick error small

Legend

xslate tick error small – Not supported
xslate tick warn small – Support requires additional purchase or extra configuration
xslate tick small – Basic support
xslate tick small double – Stronger support with special features
xslate tick small triple – Strongest support with additional features
xslate tick question small – Unknown
N/A – not applicable

Special thanks to Lori Thicke at Lexworks because I adapted her scorecard from this 2012 blog, 13 Differences between SMT and RBMT that You Need to Know. I updated Lori’s list based on our experience and comments from Alon Lavie (senior manager of machine translation at Amazon) and Chris Wendt (machine translation program manager at Microsoft) during a podcast interview on Globally Speaking Radio.


More desktop translation software

The chart above shows a representative comparison but it is not an exhaustive list of competitors to Slate™ Starter Edition. This section lists other desktop translation software. Please be careful. Many are old, dating back to Windows XP. Some appear to be unsupported and it is easy to find virus-prone license cracks for many.

Ace Translator v12

by ActTools.net
Website: https://www.acetools.net/
Price: EUR 89.95
Last updated: October 23, 2016
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpTNrDVgjgo: “Ace Translator With Serial Completely Free” and “WE COLLECT ANY SOFTWARE IF YOU WANT, WHEN YOU NEED ANY SOFTWARE JUST CONTACT US.”

Translation Suite 7

by IdiomaX
Website: http://www.idiomax.com/
Price: $149.95
Last updated: 2017

LingvoSoft Suite 2017

by LingvoSoft
Website: http://www.lingvosoft.com/
Price: $149.95
Last updated: 2014 (?)
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdFufKr6U9E: Dr.XJ – LingvoSoft Dictionary 2006 crk [Keygen Music]

Translution Pro Global

by Translution
Website: http://www.translution.com/
Price: $99.95
Last updated: 2013(?)

My Personal Translator

by Deskshare
Website: https://my-personal-translator.en.softonic.com/
Price: Unknown
Last updated: 12/18/2006

Site Translator

by Deskshare
Website: http://www.deskshare.com/translation-software.aspx
Price: $ 189.95
Last updated: 2008(?)

Whitesmoke Translator

by Whitesmoke
Website: http://www.whitesmoke.com/translator.html
Price: $119.95
Last updated: 2012(?)
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7becHjLJLlw: Descargar WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.603 Gratis Full

Power Translator World Premium

by Language Engineering Company
Website: http://www.lec.com/power-translator-software.asp
Price: $1000
Last updated: 2016(?)
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mvS-uPhIJU: Como baixar power translator 15 (2017)

Babylon Translator Pro 10

by Babylon Software Ltd.
Website: http://www.babylon-software.com/
Price: $257
Last updated: 2017
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Crack+Babylon+translator+pro+10: Crack Babylon translator pro 10 (working 100%)