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26.10.2023

Simona Todesco

Textshuttle Takes Translation Quality to a New Level

Communicating smoothly in every language. This has been our aim for over five years. Our latest developments have helped us achieve an additional milestone in the development of AI-assisted translation, ensuring even better quality. Discover the highlights of our latest developments.


We’re delighted to supply our users with AI-assisted translation services featuring an unprecedented level of translation quality. In recent months we have worked intensively to improve our product, and now we’re ready to provide the next generation of our AI translation engine. Business clients can benefit immediatly.


A wide user base

Since 2018, countless users have relied on our AI Translation service and benefited from our translation quality and the associated efficiency gains - be it with specialized solutions, generic translation in a business context or our publicly available service on Textshuttle.com. Over 300,000 users have now reaped the rewards of Textshuttle’s AI translation service.


Breakthrough with new research approaches

Our development team has made a research breakthrough enabling high-quality translations to be improved even further. Our neural networks are now capable of surveying the overall context of a text segment and generating a coherent suggestion on that basis.
In a blind test, 123 documents from various domains were compared. The automatic assessment revealed that the new systems did better than their previous counterparts in every language combination. Translations from English to German in particular saw a significant leap in quality. The automatic evaluation is performed using the COMET metric.

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Comparison between new and former systems using COMET metric


Improvements in several areas

Improvements have been made across severeal areas, as the following examples show. The algorithms are better equipped to recognise expressions and their related words. This results in fluid and easy-to-understand translations, as their context is better preserved.
The ability to analyse a text in a broader context, delivering more nuanced translations that are better suited to the relevant sentence or paragraph, represents a real milestone.

Improved recognition of non-translatables – words and expressions which should not be translated – is another development worth noting. Textshuttle is capable of identifying those words and preserving them in the text.

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Improved recognition of non-translatables – words and expressions which are not translated – is another development worth noting. Textshuttle is capable of identifying these non-translatables and preserving them in the text.

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In addition, coreferences are better identified. A coreference describes the relationship between two parts of a text that refer to the same object (e.g. the noun in the first sentence and the subject in the sentence that follows). Our models can go even further: they can recognise, for instance, that the subject of the second sentence is referenced in the first sentence and add it to the translation.

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Moreover, Textshuttle offers more consistent translations across the entire text. This is crucial to ensure that style, tone, and terminology are maintained throughout, producing a reliable result.
Globally speaking, it’s clear that huge strides have been made in translation quality and precision, making Textshuttle an indispensable tool for businesses, translators and anyone who values high-quality translations. With these technological innovations, we have been able to move one step closer towards our goal to communicate smoothly in every language.


More information

Would you like to benefit from our latest developments and top-quality translations? Talk to our experts and find out how AI translation is used across organisations and how much your business can save with AI translation. Contact us through the contact form. We’ll be in touch.