This is a software for CAT or computer aided translation. This also accepts voice commands to make the operation easy.
It`s much faster to speak a sentence than type it using the keyboard. Speech recognition can increase your productivity significantly. These speech recognition features are offered by the tool when translating to Chinese (traditional and simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. IBM ViaVoice speech recognizer has been integrated with this application and helps with the recognition of English, German and French. For translation memory one can use one of two options available. You could use the familiar SDL TRADOs engine. In which case, you will need to have TRADOS installed. Alternately you could use the built in Aliado.SAT/ Aliado.CAT built-in TM engine. Besides, you can get proposals generated by MT web services. Supported services are Google Translate, Apertium and OpenTran.
The application integrates several speech recognizers, besides the IBM solution, to make your job easier. These include the MS SAPI 5.1 speech recognition engine, Windows Vista/7 speech recognizer and the Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognizer. You will be able to switch between these engines and related profiles. It is thus easy to change the profile to make better recognition of a different voice or a noise environment. A speech draft mode is provided that lets you edit the translation through the use of speech commands and the mouse only. Keyboard shortcuts can be used extensively. It is easy to see how it can be very useful in translation services businesses.