ROME, July 27, 2023 – Translated, a leading provider of AI-powered language solutions, announced the launch of ModernMT Version 7, a significant upgrade to its adaptive machine translation (MT) system. The latest version introduces Trust Attention, a novel technique inspired by the human brain’s ability to prioritize information from trusted sources, improving translation quality by up to 42% (see attached graph). This innovation sets a new industry standard, moving away from traditional MT systems that are hampered by an inability to distinguish between trustworthy data and lower quality material during the training process.
ModernMT now uses a first-of-its-kind weighting system to prioritize learning from high-quality, qualified data – meaning translations performed and reviewed by professional translators – over unverified content from the Web. As it did when introducing adaptivity, Translated looked to the human brain for inspiration in developing this new technique. Just as humans sift through multiple sources of information to identify the most trustworthy and reliable ones, ModernMT V7 similarly identifies the most valuable training data and prioritizes its learning based on that.
“ModernMT’s ability to prioritize higher quality data to improve the model is the most significant leap forward in machine translation since the introduction of dynamic adaptivity five years ago,” said Marco Trombetti, CEO of Translated. “This exciting innovation opens new opportunities for companies to use MT to take their global customer experience to the next level. It will also help translators increase productivity and revenue.”
The introduction of this new approach is a major step forward for companies seeking greater accuracy when translating large volumes of content or requiring a high degree of customization of the MT engine, as well as for translators integrating MT into their workflow.
Today, there’s considerable discussion regarding the application of large language models (LLM) in translation. While traditional machine translation prioritizes accuracy over fluency, LLMs tend to emphasize fluency. This can sometimes result in misleading outputs due to hallucinations, where outputs aren’t grounded in the input received from training data. We believe that Translated’s Trust Attention can enhance the accuracy of generative models, reducing the chances of such errors. This could set the stage for the next era of machine translation.
All Translated clients will benefit from the improved quality of the new MT model, resulting in faster project turnaround times. Translators working with Translated will experience the power of the new model through Matecat, Translated’s free, web-based, AI-powered CAT tool. Translators using an officially supported CAT tool (Matecat, memoQ, and Trados) with an active ModernMT license will also experience the power of the new model.
Starting today, ModernMT V7 will replace V6 and is available via API for all 200 languages supported by ModernMT at the same price structure. New customers are invited to try the newest version of ModernMT at modernmt.com.
Translated is a leading language services provider and pioneer of artificial intelligence to support professional translators. Rated by IDC as the world leader in machine translation (IDC MarketScape 2022), the company was established in 1999 by linguist Isabelle Andrieu and computer scientist Marco Trombetti to allow everyone to understand and be understood in their own language. In pursuit of its mission, Translated relies on a symbiotic combination of human creativity and machine intelligence, using 300,000+ vetted, native-speaking professional translators combined with an award-winning and patented context-adaptive machine translation engine, ModernMT. Translated provides fast, consistent, high-quality translations to 240,000+ clients in 200 languages and over 40 areas of expertise.