Translation Technology

Future-proof your website with the latest translation technology

At Translation Laboratory we use the latest best-in-class technology and partner with industry leading technology providers to ensure that you get the best integration and remain platform agnostic.

SDL Trados Studio is the complete translation environment for language professionals who want to edit, review and manage translation projects as well as corporate terminology. The industry standard in translation memory software, Trados minimises your costs and ensures consistency at all times.

XTRF provides the most robust translation management and tracking solution so you can be sure your translation files are tracked and delivered on time every time. Having a highly flexible tool is essential to building high performance workflows tailored to fast moving market requirements.

Smartling is the leading web proxy solution for translating websites. It removes the need for complex database internationalisation, and provides out-of-the-box connectors for leading content management systems, as well as the translation proxy system that enables your international web presence at the push of a button.

CMS Integrations

By integrating our optimised translation workflows directly with your content management system we can ensure a fast file transfer without the need for time consuming copy and paste text extractions. Our in house development team are able to integrate with any CMS to give you maximum control over target market content edits so that optimised translations are delivered back to you ready to go live.

Some of the content management systems we work with regularly are listed below:

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Translation Memory Software

At Translation Laboratory we aim to ensure we are using the latest terminology that brings benefits to our clients. Translation memory (TM) tools (not to be confused with automatic translation tools such as Google Translate) are widely used within the localisation industry and store segments of translated text against the original source text in a database for re-use in future work. There are a number of benefits:

  • Quality – as previous translations are re-used terminology can easily be kept consistent across all of your projects and media
  • Cost savings – when a new project is received the new text is analysed to identify how much the new text matches previous work, the rate per word is then charged based on the percentage match. Cost savings of up to 70% can be made versus translating all content from scratch.
  • Turnaround time – leveraging previous translations means content can be translated much more quickly compared to traditional translation methods
  • Ownership – the translation memory (TM) belongs to you and can be requested at any time.
  • Code protection – sections of code such as XML or HTML that should not be touched during the translation process can easily be protected so that files are returned to you intact and valid
  • Flexible – from Word to PHP, from Arabic to Zulu, any file format or language can be handled within our translation memory tool

Translation Management System

Translating a website or documentation is far from a simple process and not only every client but often every project requires a bespoke workflow, in addition there can be many different stakeholders to manage; from translators and proofreaders, SEO and PPC specialists to developers and reviewers across various different languages. By using an industry-leading system specially designed to assist in managing localisation projects we can:

  • Save time – by automating basic processes such as checking translator availability and assigning the work to those with proven qualifications, work can be started sooner and turnaround times can be reduced
  • Be available – having a customer portal means that you can request jobs or quotes at any time of day. Together with our back end automation processes, jobs can be sent to translators all over the world at any time of day beating delays caused by different time zones
  • Report effectively and accurately – as all processes are tracked we are able to provide anything from status reports to management information in real time providing greater visibility on the progress of your projects