What is a CAT tool and do you use any?
- Posted by Silvia Montanari
- On 17 June 2016
CAT tools are software tools commonly used in the translation industry.
While CAT stands for “Computer Aided Translation”, this has nothing to do with machine or automatic translation. CAT tools work by generating translation memories from the translator’s own work.
Translation memories help maintain terminological consistency within a translation and enable us to ensure better quality and coherence in all your documents.
Some of these tools also include special built-in features allowing us to work four-hand on the same project at the same time, for the benefit of quality and speed.
At PharmaTranslated, we use a wide variety of CAT and terminology management software, including SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast PRO and Multi-Term.