Machine Translation tools within the SAP system

By manusim
A translator's perspective. AI and Machine Learning are gaining relevance in the daily life of translators, and SAP linguists have always been at the forefront of this development. The idea of machine translation, which is a form of AI and, in its neuronal version, leverages machine learning, is not a new endeavour within SAP, a company that embraced it from the early days. But how has it evolved and what is its current purpose? Machine Translation (MT) has been saluted as a solution for the translation of increasing volumes of data which are not communication-critical and in circumstances where the source language is heavily standardised, leaving little space for interpretation, synonymity, and ambiguity.