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Baseline Characteristics Slate™ Desktop Edition Slate™ Starter Edition Systran Translator 8 PROMT Professional 12 KantanMT Google
SMT
Google
NMT
technology category SMT SMT RbMT RbMT SMT SMT NMT
predictable (maybe awkward)
fluid (maybe unpredictable)
tolerant of bad source grammar
better with controlled source authoring
minority languages
western European languages
Asian languages (CJK)
               
Content Use Cases Slate™ Desktop Edition Slate™ Starter Edition Systran Translator 8 PROMT Professional 12 KantanMT Google
SMT
Google
NMT
focused domain, e.g. clinical trials
broad domain, e.g. patents
documentation and software
on-the-fly, short-shelf-life
user-generated content

 
 
 

User Experience Slate™ Desktop Edition Slate™ Starter Edition Systran Translator 8 PROMT Professional 12 KantanMT Google
SMT
Google
NMT
customized domain terminology
on-the-fly terminology updates
adapts to corrections for future use
protect tags
place tags
CAT integration
scripting support (API/power users)
               
Licensing Costs Slate™ Desktop Edition Slate™ Starter Edition Systran Translator 8 PROMT Professional 12 KantanMT Google
SMT
Google
NMT
costs per language, = inexpensive
perpetual
subscription
price $549 $269 $279 $290 ~$500/mo $20/mn chrs $20/mn chrs
activation limit 2 1 1 1 N/A N/A N/A
language pairs per license All 1 1 1 1 All All

 
 
 

Available Languages Slate™ Desktop Edition Slate™ Starter Edition Systran Translator 8 PROMT Professional 12 KantanMT Google
SMT
Google
NMT
supported language pairs
  980 + 980 + 30 6 580 + < 10,500
               
System Requirements Slate™ Desktop Edition Slate™ Starter Edition Systran Translator 8 PROMT Professional 12 KantanMT Google
SMT
Google
NMT
Internet connection required
required hardware notebook notebook old PC old PC browser browser browser
engine runs on local computer
computer size to run engine
requires TMs
time to build new engine 4-6 hours 4-6 hours ~1 hour ~1 hour hours
update cycle (immediate, daily, yearly)

Legend

– Not supported
– Support requires additional purchase or extra configuration
– Basic support
– Stronger support with special features
– Strongest support with additional features
– Unknown
N/A – not applicable

Special thanks to Lori Thicke at Lexworks because I adapted her scorecard from this 2012 blog, 13 Differences between SMT and RBMT that You Need to Know. I updated Lori’s list based on our experience and comments from Alon Lavie (senior manager of machine translation at Amazon) and Chris Wendt (machine translation program manager at Microsoft) during a podcast interview on Globally Speaking Radio.

 

More desktop translation software

The chart above shows a representative comparison but it is not an exhaustive list of competitors to Slate™ Starter Edition. This section lists other desktop translation software. Please be careful. Many are old, dating back to Windows XP. Some appear to be unsupported and it is easy to find virus-prone license cracks for many.

Ace Translator v12

by ActTools.net
Website: https://www.acetools.net/
Price: EUR 89.95
Last updated: October 23, 2016
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpTNrDVgjgo: “Ace Translator With Serial Completely Free” and “WE COLLECT ANY SOFTWARE IF YOU WANT, WHEN YOU NEED ANY SOFTWARE JUST CONTACT US.”

Translation Suite 7

by IdiomaX
Website: http://www.idiomax.com/
Price: $149.95
Last updated: 2017

LingvoSoft Suite 2017

by LingvoSoft
Website: http://www.lingvosoft.com/
Price: $149.95
Last updated: 2014 (?)
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdFufKr6U9E: Dr.XJ – LingvoSoft Dictionary 2006 crk [Keygen Music]

Translution Pro Global

by Translution
Website: http://www.translution.com/
Price: $99.95
Last updated: 2013(?)

My Personal Translator

by Deskshare
Website: https://my-personal-translator.en.softonic.com/
Price: Unknown
Last updated: 12/18/2006

Site Translator

by Deskshare
Website: http://www.deskshare.com/translation-software.aspx
Price: $ 189.95
Last updated: 2008(?)

Whitesmoke Translator

by Whitesmoke
Website: http://www.whitesmoke.com/translator.html
Price: $119.95
Last updated: 2012(?)
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7becHjLJLlw: Descargar WhiteSmoke 2012 1.0.603 Gratis Full

Power Translator World Premium

by Language Engineering Company
Website: http://www.lec.com/power-translator-software.asp
Price: $1000
Last updated: 2016(?)
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mvS-uPhIJU: Como baixar power translator 15, (2017)

Babylon Translator Pro 10

by Babylon Software Ltd.
Website: http://www.babylon-software.com/
Price: $257
Last updated: 2017
Crack alert: Be careful. There are many cracks available, such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7pi0N3l0Ds: Crack Babylon translator pro 10 (working 100%)