When we released our new translation editor a few weeks ago, some users were surprised that we had dropped machine translation (MT) from the interface. We had to remove some functionality temporarily to prepare for release of a beta version of our translation memory (TM) which is now available to all users. Machine translation is back as well.
A translation memory is a flexible database, integrated with a translation editor, where previously translated texts are stored. This can not only aid a translator in speeding up the work, but can also improve the consistency of the overall translation quality of a project, as often times elements can be easily re-used and translated the exact same way. It cuts time needed to look up past texts and as you’ll see in our editor, it is really convenient.