Machine Translation for Game Localization: Will it Ever Work?

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NMT in a nutshell: what on Earth is it?

NMT solutions: a brief overview

The many intricacies of game localization


Specific phrasing, dialects, and slang

Tone and overall vibe

Advantages of using MT for game localization


Translation of out-of-game content

Cost of services

Consistency of translation

So is machine translation good enough for games?

Screenshot of the Reddit discussion

Localization-specific NMT

Screenshot of the Airbnb press-release

How machine translation differs from traditional localization




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