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CSOFT uses a variety of computer assisted translation (CAT) tools to ensure the highest-quality translations with quick turnaround times for life science companies.

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What are Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) Tools?

Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools , also known as machine-aided human translation or machine-assisted translation, are software that enables human translators throughout the translation project, to manage, store, and edit translations. CAT tools have several main elements, such as term bases, translation memory (TM), dictionaries, and machine translation engines. For any translation project, CAT tools are useful because they can improve quality, increase productivity, enhance scalability, and reduce costs.

In the life sciences, accurate translations are essential, since even small translation errors can endanger patient lives. In addition to accuracy, some common documents such as pharmacovigilance reports are usually high-volume and require a fast turnaround for timely submission to regulatory agencies. CSOFT’s CAT tools, such as Trados, MemoQ, Transifex, Smartling, and Wordserver help CSOFT provide life science companies with accurate, scalable, and timely translation solutions for the best ROI.

Computer Assisted Translation Tools

Translation Memory

Translation Memory (TM) is one of the many CAT tools used to aid the translation and localization process by storing previously translated segments, also called strings, for linguistic consistency and accuracy, as well as reducing the time and overall cost of translation projects. With TM, CSOFT’s linguists and subject matter experts can assure high quality translations at scale by automating the application of previously standardized terminology and language. In this way, CSOFT delivers communications solutions more efficiently and with reduced turnaround times for companies with extensive content requirements.

Learn more about our translation memory technology.

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Computer Assisted Translation Tools Term Base

Term Base

A term base is a CAT tool element that stores terminology information such as single words and its translated definition. Using terminology management solutions like term bases are important for accurate translations because it reduces the likelihood of multiple translators using different translations of the same word. In the life science sector, using varying terminology across documents, such as research protocols or package inserts and labels, could potentially endangers patients’ lives. With terminology management solutions such as TermWiki, CSOFT can help life science companies translate their documents with the highest level of accuracy and consistency.

Learn more about CSOFT’s terminology management solutions.

Accurate Translation for All Medical Documentation

In the health sciences sector, accuracy and clarity are essential for regulatory compliance and consumer safety. Whether its CTD/ECTD submissionpharmacovigilance reports, such as DSURs, SUSARS, SAEs, Ars, and AEs, or clinical study and patient recruitment documentation, accurate and professional translation in a timely manner is crucial for effective safety reporting, regulatory compliance, and clinical research. CSOFT’s CAT tools enables our expert linguists to provide the highest-quality translation solutions for all types of healthcare documentation in over 250 languages.

Learn more about our medical documentation translation services.

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File Types We Translate

Accurate Translation for All Medical Documentation

  • Adobe Illustrator Artwork (.ai)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc)
  • Portable Document Format (PDF)(.pdf)
  • Powerpoint (.ppt)
  • Excel (.xlx)
  • Cascading Style Sheet (.css)
  • PHP Source Code (.php)
  • HTML (.html)
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML)(.xml)
  • Adobe Maker Mark Up (MML) (.mml)
  • Text file (.txt)
  • MPEG Video File (.mpg)
  • Quicktime File Format (.mov)
  • ZIP (.zip)
  • Photoshop Document (.psd)

Quality Assurance

CSOFT Health Sciences has developed a process for quality assurance to ensure that every medical translation project meets quality standards in a cost-effective and timely manner. We are certified in ISO 17100:2015, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016 to ensure our customized solutions meet global regulatory requirements. Our subject matter expert linguists have at least seven years of experience and work with in-country reviewers and project style guides to meet industry standards.  CSOFT offers an online translation management ecosystem for one central location to leverage real-time translation memory and terminology management through our innovative cloud-based technology. Every step of the way, CSOFT has you covered.

Learn more about our quality assurance process.

Data Security

With over 20 years of experience in medical translation, CSOFT Health Sciences understands the importance of data security to our clients, and we take nothing for granted when confidentiality is a concern. Our well-documented and fully traceable information data security policies, checklists, and quality records leverage the best practices of ISO 27001. They are designed to protect everything from source data to translations. From our 24/7/365 data monitoring and advanced encryption to our access control measures, you can be sure that your project data is safe from start to finish.

Learn more about how CSOFT prioritizes data security.


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