• August 26, 2021
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Computer-assisted Translation (CAT) Tool – is any software that assists a linguist or LSPs to effectively execute their activities with higher productivity and time-cost savings.

CAT Tools are broadly classified into two types: Online CAT TOOLs and Offline/Desktop CAT Tools.


These CAT TOOLS mainly provide Machine translation, terminology and shared TMs/Termbases to the translators/linguists through a browser.

They may work in various platforms, since only the browser is the only need for working on them.

They may also have project management, invoicing and other functions.

Examples: Smartcat, Matecat and XTM.


Desktop based CAT TOOLS:

These are more powerful and a better companion to a translator. They provide various functions such as TM, Termbases (TB), MT, search past translations etc.

I would always recommend these categories for Translators and/or Linguists.


SDL Trados Studio 2021, MemoQ and Wordfast.

In next article, we will learn about the Translation memory and more topics.

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