A translation pipeline is a set of definitions guiding your translation requests through a certain translation flow. The flow will set parameters such as the steps of human post-edition your requests will go through, the linguistic resources to be used, the designated register, and even the available languages. Translation pipelines are set for each language pair direction (e.g. you may have some instructions for English to Spanish translations, and different ones for Spanish to English).
A Pipeline group is made of several of these pipelines, sharing most of the referred settings. Having at least one pipeline group is necessary before requesting any translation.
Some of these settings are implemented by selecting one of our preset Pipeline group templates according to the use case that best describes your translation needs. In order to make it easier to request translations, your Customer Portal already comes with four default Pipeline Groups ready for use:
- Default Chat Machine Translation Pipelines: an MT only, single step translation flow that can leverage your existing Translation Memories. Aimed at Chat content, therefore additional options may not be available.
- Default Machine Translation Pipelines: an MT only, single step translation flow that can leverage your existing Translation Memories. Aimed at ticket content, it can be edited to introduce different modules and customization. Achieves the shortest TAT while ensuring good MT quality.
- Default Human Review Pipelines: a two step flow where the MT translation is revised by a human editor. Usually used with ticket/email content.
- Default FAQs Machine Translation Pipelines: an MT only, single step translation flow that can leverage your existing Translation Memories, for FAQs. Can be edited for further capabilities and customization.
- Default FAQs Human Review Pipelines: three step flow that contains MT translation and two human-reviewed step. Typical use in FAQ, Newsletter, or article content.
Creating Pipeline Groups
We are supporting the following language pairs by default, having English as source language:
* Chinese Simplified
* Chinese Traditional (TW)
* Spanish (EU)
* Spanish Latam
* Portuguese (EU)
* Portuguese (BR)
To create a pipeline group, click on the Pipelines section.
If this is your first Pipeline group, you'll be presented with a guided tour, and see the following screen:
1 - Click Next to begin the process. You'll see the first step of the configuration, which requires you to name your Pipeline group. We suggest you name it according to the content type you will be translating, your use case, the area of operations using it, or all of the above. Click Next.
2 - In this step you will find the templates selection. A template represents a default setup considered to be best suited to a specific use case or content type, and automatically configures the several steps and quality parameters of the translation flow for you. You will be able to change a Pipeline group flow later if you wish. Click Next to proceed.
3 - Every language pair formed by your selected languages forms a pipeline. You need to select the source and target languages, along with the required register, for all languages you wish to translate.
Select one source language and multi-select all target languages. Pick the register, and once finished, click the Add button. New pipelines will be added within the group. All pipelines you add will be listed at the bottom of the tab.
You can add pipelines in as many steps as you want, which allows you to add languages in different registers. If you wish to delete any of them, should you want to selected a different register or remove it altogether, just click the trash bin icon at the end of their respective row. Once done, click Next.
4 - Check the final tab for a summary of your definitions and click Create when you're ready.
All changes made during the process are saved, even if you navigate back and forth between tabs.
Your newly created group will be listed in the Pipelines section, along with any other existing ones. You can access the group details page by clicking on the respective button.
To add another pipeline group, click the New group button at the top-right corner of the screen. More information on posterior changes can be found in this article.
Now that you set up your first pipeline, you can start translating or continue adding different pipelines!
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