What is it?
A software-based process that translates content from one language to another without human intervention. People may be involved in training software for specific domains or post-editing the output for linguistic quality or style.
Why is it important?
Machine translation accelerates the process, and reduces the cost, of translating content and increases the availability of translated content. Linguistic quality and accuracy levels vary, depending on how well the software is tuned and whether the content is post-edited by humans.