These days, exceedingly, we hear about companies that use free Machine translation (MT) to translate their documents. Consider this – a company’s sensitive information is passed on to the MT provider, and this data will be stored by the program! This means, though it will not immediately affect one’s business, this data loses the confidentiality required! MT providers claim rights to using that information for their own purposes. When one enters text for “Free translation”, one inadvertently provides the MT companies a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.
That’s not all – one can never be sure of what the machine translated text actually means, when translated into a foreign language. One of our clients had to undergo the very embarrassing situation of his products being returned from the country of export, as the documentation like user manual and other instructions, was found incorrect by the customs authority of the country. Not only did they lose money, and their order but also their credibility. If the product passes through customs, such poor language quality not only annoys the respective buyers, but leads them to question the quality of the products also.
Only when we translated their documentation through our native language expert and the product packs were re-checked by our team before being printed, could our client go back to the country for export!
Companies do not realize that when they spend a fortune on their product, its marketing, travelling budgets, print, website setup, etc. it does not make sense to cut corners when it comes to language expertise – it can literally make or break a business relationship.
So, the next time you have a language requirement – whether it is translation, interpretation, localization, think of us!!
Since 1979, Language Services Bureau provides multilingual services for translation of manuals, specifications, guides, standards, drawings, tender documents, patents, etc. for many International languages like French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, etc. and most Indian languages too. With the use of unique specialized technical dictionaries, the translation of such content is authentic, consistent and exact.
At LSB, we work not only in the technical domain, but even in translation of websites, brochures, articles, commercial offers, legal documents, and official documents in many different file formats.
Our expertise includes other allied language services like Interpretation (both simultaneous and consecutive), Language Training (Indian and International languages), Content Writing, Transcription, Multilingual DTP, Audio visual translation, Localisation and internationalisation services.
Do get in touch with us at:
Language Services Bureau,
1170, Sadashiv Peth, Off Tilak Road, Shri Shailya Apartments, 2nd floor, Opp : Shantanu Lodge, Pune – 411030, INDIA
Tel: 91-20-24470509, 65200559
Contact us at: email@example.com
Or visit: www.languageservicesbureau.com
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