Slate™ Corpus Edition

Slate™ Corpus Edition is an application to prepare translation memories for conversion to engines on other Slate products. There are no utilities to build engines or connect to CATs.

Languages

Slate Desktop Edition supports any combination of 33 languages (click here) and the number of supported languages keeps growing. That means your Slate MT application with your TMs can translate between 1,056 language pairs with more language pairs to come.

Perpetual License

You purchase Slate under a perpetual, royalty-free end-user-license agreement (EULA) to use the Slate software on your machines. There are no subscriptions or hidden fees. When your needs grow, just buy another license for a new machine.

Maintenance Updates

Software maintenance updates, occasionally with new features, are available any time. Just sign-in to our website and download the newest update from your customer dashboard.

Technical Support

Your Slate purchase includes access to technical support via our online support portal, https://support.slate.rock.

Single Activation

Your single-user license allows you to install your Slate product on one machine. The installer activates the installation with our activation server. The uninstaller automatically reverses it. You can purchase Slate Connector Edition to work with your engines another computer to work on-the-road at a conference or to pre-translate projects for distribution.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

    • Microsoft Windows, 64-bit
      • Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1
      • Windows 8 or 8.1 64-bit
      • Windows 10 64-bit
    • Linux, x86_64 kernel version 3.2+
      • Ubuntu 16.04 or newer (other Debian-based on request)
      • CentOS/RHEL-based (other RPM-based on request)

Hardware

    • Processor (CPU): x86-64/x64 quad-core processor at 2.5 GHz or faster
      • Intel Core i3 (i7 4th gen or newer strongly recommended)
      • AMD Athlon 64
    • RAM (memory): 4 GB, 8 GB strongly recommended (16+ GB ideal)
    • System Hard Disk (program storage): 2 GB consumed by installation files
    • High-Performance Disk Space (workspace): 40+ GB of free space (250 GB or more strongly recommended)

Translation Memories

    • Personalized engine: 70,000 to 150,000 sentence segments.
      • One full-time translator’s production for 3 to 4 years is sufficient to create a personalized engine.
    • Customized engine: 200,000 to 500,000 sentence segments.
      • An engine for a team of translators requires more.
    • There is no upper limit.
      • Too many segments increases the risk of degrading the engine from peak performance.

Specifications

CorpusFiltergraph™

CorpusFiltergraph™ is Slate‘s workflow framework. It manages all utilities and processes.

Master Utilities

The master utilities import translation memories and extract segments from translation memories and prepare prepare them to build engines.

Command Line Interface

The command-line utilities give power-users access to customize other utilities and create new ones to perform virtually any complex operations.

Graphical User Interface

The Slate MT application’s dashboard gives you easy-to-use access to common utilities.

Slate Samples

Samples include translation memories and other files to help you learn and practice.

Open Source Components

Perl Runtime

Perl is a free open source runtime environment with supporting core components. (includes: Date::Format)

Python Runtime

Python is a free open source runtime environment and supporting core components. (includes pip, pywin32, six, numpy, nltk, lxml, regex, polib, jieba, PyArabic, tinysegmenter3, wxPython)