By OfficeTranslator 2023-10-03

5 key advantages of GPT translation

What makes GPT able to drive machine translation into the next field?

GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) has significant advantages in using deep learning algorithms and large-scale pre-training data, which enables GPT to perform well in understanding context, grasping subtle language differences, and generating more fluent and natural translations.

1、 Better understanding of the document context

What is context understanding? Taking Chinese-English translation as an example: 'Because of the mask, I didn't see her face.'

If there is a lack of sufficient contextual understanding, machine translation may miss the specific details of what the "mask" looks like and why it is worn, only translating the surface meaning.

On the other hand, models like GPT may make more reasonable judgments based on the current social context (such as the widespread use of masks during a pandemic) and clues in the sentence, accurately translating "mask" as a mask used for virus prevention rather than a mask used for drama or costume parties, thus generating more accurate and context-adaptive translations.

GPT has a better understanding of context and can capture subtle differences in language more accurately, including tone, metaphors, puns, and metaphors. It can provide correct semantic interpretation and translation based on this. Especially for document translations that are closely related to the context, understanding the relationship between different parts of the document, including long-distance dependencies, can provide more accurate translations.

2、 Improved natural language recognition and generation capabilities

When generating text, GPT is able to better conform to human language habits, producing translations that are more fluent and natural, unlike some traditional machine translations that may sound rigid or not conform to the expression habits of the target language.

For example, translate this sentence: 'Although he felt tired after working for a long time, he still decided to go to the gym. The doctor advised him to do so to improve his health.'

Translated by Google:“尽管长时间工作后他很累,但他仍然决定去健身房,这是医生建议他去健身房以改善健康的。”。It reads very awkwardly.

GPT translation is:“尽管工作了很长时间他感到疲倦,但他仍然决定去健身房,这是他的医生为了改善他的健康状况而给他的建议。”。This is much better.

It can be seen that the naturalness of translated sentences in the entire document is an important indicator for evaluating translation quality, and GPT performs much better than machine translation in this aspect.

3、 Reducing translation bias

Due to GPT having a wider and more diverse training data, it can reduce biases that may exist in certain traditional machine translation systems.

For example, when translating gender-neutral job titles, some machine translations may default to using gender-specific vocabulary, while GPT can handle this issue more objectively.

4、 Adaptability to non-standard expressions

GPT is able to better understand and translate non-standard expressions, idioms, and even internet slang because it has been exposed to a wider range of language expressions during the pre-training process.

For example, when translating sentences containing internet slang, GPT can accurately grasp its semantics and provide appropriate translations.

5、 GPT's learning ability

It is worth noting that GPT is constantly learning and evolving. Even with its current capabilities, GPT has advantages in machine translation.

Generally speaking, we recommend that you try using GPT for file translation. In addition, we offer free file translation (about 1500 words per file), so you don't have to worry about the price and can try the translation first to see the effect.