;   Medical Translation Insight: Everything you wanted to know about translation memory - ForeignExchange Translations

To many people, translation memory (TM) is misunderstood - a black box that magically translates sentences into any language. Our medical device and pharmaceutical clients sometimes confuse TM with MT (machine translation) and assume that there is little or no human involvement in its use.

Of course, these are myths and the reality is, a TM is just a tool that aids medical translation professionals in their work. Like any tool, if it not maintained or used properly, it will not work properly. But in capable hands, and as part of a robust process, TMs help lower costs, save time and increase consistency, which makes everyone happy.

To help you better understand translation memories and how they work, ForeignExchange's own RocĂ­o Abelleira put together the following instructional video:

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