Using CAT Tools

009_CAT_ToolsAs a translator you don’t have to like cats, but it helps. In translation, CAT stands for computer aided translation. This is not machine translation. I will cover that topic another time.

CAT tools basically are databases that store a translator’s work and terminology for later reuse. The translation is made by the human translator. Only the result is then commited to the database. Most translators today use two types of CAT tools: translation memories and term bases.


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