August 24, 2015

Tilde has released a new and improved machine translation (MT) plug-in for SDL Trados Studio, which supports versions 2009-2015. The plug-in allows SDL Trados Studio users to access their Tilde MT systems, significantly boosting translation efficiency and productivity.

The new Tilde MT plug-in includes several exciting new features, including:

  • terminology support
  • Quality Estimation (QE) score
  • improved user authentication

With the Tilde MT plug-in, users can not only acquire static translations from their Tilde MT engines, but also dynamically tailor the translations by assigning a specific term collection to use for a particular project. The users can upload their term collections for different MT engines within the Tilde MT platform. The addition of terminology to MT engines has proven to boost translation accuracy and consistency.

The Tilde MT plug-in also includes a new Quality Estimation tool. By activating the QE tool, users can set a QE score—represented as a percentage point—for machine translation results. MT translation suggestions with a score that falls beneath the indicated percentage point will not be displayed in translation results. This saves the user time in the post-editing process.

Users of the new Tilde MT plug-in will also appreciate the better, more user-friendly authentication process. To begin using their Tilde MT systems, users simply need to enter the relevant Client ID number, which can be obtained after securely logging in to the Tilde MT platform, and then select their MT system and term collection.

A leading European language technology company, Tilde develops custom machine translation systems for specific language pairs and domains. Tilde specializes in fully customized, terminology-savvy MT for complex languages like the Nordic, Baltic, Russian, and CEE languages. In order to boost translation accuracy, Tilde MT systems can fully integrate a customer’s domain-specific terminology in the right inflectional forms.

Contact Tilde MT to get a custom MT system for your language pair and domain:

The Tilde MT plug-in for SDL Trados Studio can be downloaded on the Tilde MT website or on the SDL Translation Zone.


Quality evaluation and terminology prototypes were developed under the MTpro project. Your remarks, suggestions, and feedback are welcome. Please send comments to