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Pros and Cons of Online translation

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Online Translation - Why You Need Use It.

Globalization era has brought many changes to our planet. The whole world is united under one umbrella and people started sharing their knowledge and information each other. In some cases, language acts as a barrier in the information flow and translators comes in to picture in this juncture. In the earlier stages, expert translators used to do the translation works. In the course of time and advancement in technology, online translation software entered this arena. This software helps us in creating translated copies of documents in minutes. Simple commands are used to translate the source text to the target text. Rules and algorithms are applied to the source texts, and the translated version is delivered. There are certain criticisms about this software about the perfection and preciseness of the translated content. Critics often complain about the full transfer of information in its full sense from one language to another. Like any other thing in the World Wide Web, this software also has certain advantages and limitations.

Advantages: There are many advantages offered by online translation software,

1) Speed : It is extremely easy to translate large and gigantic texts using this software in no time without the assistance of a specialist translator. This makes our life more easy and carefree.

2) Low Price: You need to pay a fixed charge to a professional translator for each and every page he is translating. Sometimes the text will be carrying only some general things, but still the payment has to be done to the translator. If you purchase an online translating tool, it will help you a lot in saving your wallet and time.

3) Universality: Usually a specialized translator becomes specialized only in a certain field, but an online translating software can translate texts about anything and everything under the sky with perfection. If you want to translate a peculiar terminology, a change in corresponding settings will create magic for you.

4) Translation of web page contents and search queries: You can translate any information quickly with online translating software. It is extremely easy to translate a web page content or a search engine query using this fantastic tool.

5) Confidentiality: This is the ultimate highlight which attracts more people to this software. You can translate your private mails and secret files without losing its confidentiality using this translating tool. People who are dealing with many financial documents from abroad will find this software suitable for their day to day work.


1) Lack of exactness: software will not work like a human brain. So there are some chances of glitches while doing translation as these tools are limited to certain rules and algorithms. I recommend all of you to the first draft a translation and do the correction manually for vital documents.

2) Inferior quality in some cases: do not expect that your software will think about mood and emotions. Online translating software often fails to translate contexts based on the scenario as this tools works on formal and systematic tools encrypted on it.

Now it is your choice. I recommend you to select a translating mode depends on your needs. If you want a word by word translation, online tools will serve better than a physical translator. If you are keen on getting human touch to the text, then a professional translator will help you more.



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