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Machine Translation (MT) ๐ŸŽฎ

Watch this video and learn what is MT or Machine Translation using Portal 2 ๐ŸŽฎ Get ready to level up your knowledge of the localization industry!

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What is machine translation or MT? Let’s take Portal 2 as an example. In this game, you’re playing against GLaDOS. GLaDOS is an AI that was created to design and create these testing chambers that you actually have to go through as the player.

And in a way, that’s what machine translation does. But instead of creating testing chambers, it creates translation based on previous translations that humans did. And the MT engine, machine translation engine, is learning from these previous translations and trying to come up with translations for new text.

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