The Babylon Translator desktop software's Document Translation and the Text Translation features are using a state-of-the-art technology based machine translation. These features were created to give our users an immediate help for basic understanding of texts written in foreign languages which they do not understand. With that said, even today's most sophisticated text translation software does not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator.
Machine translation is not accurate as the meaning of words depends upon the context in which they are used. Because of this, accurate translation requires an understanding of the context, as well as better understanding of the structure and rules of each language.
While many engineers and linguistics are working on perfecting machine translation, it will be some time before anyone can offer a quick and seamless machine translation experience. In the interim, we hope the service we provide is useful for most purposes.