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Microsoft® Manual of Style, Fourth Edition by Microsoft Corporation

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Machine translation syntax

Machine translation (MT) is a method for translating text automatically from one language to another. Machine translation is used to speed up the process of delivering products, services, and content to non-English speaking markets, and to increase the number of languages in which products, services, and content are available.

Machine translation takes sentences in a source language as input, and produces a translation of the source sentences in a specified target language. The output of machine translation is sometimes post-edited by human translators, and sometimes published without a review by a human.

The style of the source language has significant impact on the quality of the translation and how well the translated ...

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