CAT Tools

I have a hard time to sort out my favorites, when I decide to add something related to CAT tools. I face a seemingly stupid question – what’s a localization tool after all? In the last 10 years, I came across lots of CAT tools. Some of them developed from a personal productivity tool into a sophisticated system. Of course, some simply disappeared after several years. The Multilingual website lists 58 tools under the category of localization tool in Industry Resources section.

A well-developed localization tool should support translation memory, terminology, spell check, alignment, concordance, as well as integration with one or more machine translation engines. Here are some popular CAT tools:

 SDL  http://www.kilgray.com/
 across  Translation Workspace
 deja vu  

 GlobalSight

OmegaT

 

 MultiCorpora  Systran

 Wordfast