Guess tag position

For a number of language pairs, MateCat automatically places the tags where they belong in the target language. We analysed millions of segments processed by professionals and observed how they handled all types of tags and used Machine Learning techniques to let MateCat learn where to place them.

How does it work?

You can check if the feature is active and enable/disable it from the Settings panel. In the home page, click on the Settings link, or click on the settings icon while in the translation editor. The Settings panel opens up. Click on the Advanced Options tab to check if the feature is active or to enable/disable it.

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What does it change in the tool?

Whenever you come across a segment that contains tags, MateCat hides the tags from the source and target segments and shows a new button: Guess tags.

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After translating the segment, just click on the Guess tags button or use the shortcut CMD/CTRL+Enter. MateCat will display the tags in the source segment and place them in the right position in the target segment. If MateCat misplaces the tags, you can fix the position just like you’re used to doing and then confirm the translation by clicking on Translated.

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This feature is disabled for segments you have already translated and for those that have a 100% match – in such cases, we assume that a human already made sure that the tags are in the right place.

See it in Action (Video)

Do you want to see how it works? In 1 minute this demo video will show you the new Guess tag position feature.


For which languages?

The Guess tag feature is active by default for the following language pairs (both ways) and we’ll continue adding more:

Chinese <> English English <> Dutch English <> Japanese English <> Spanish
Czech <> German English <> Estonian English <> Italian English <> Swedish
Danish <> Swedish English <> Finnish English <> Lithuanian French <> Dutch
Dutch <> Finnish English <> French English <> Polish French <> Italian
Dutch <> Portuguese English <> German English <> Portuguese German <> French
English <> Czech English <> Greek English <> Russian German <> Italian
English <> Danish English <> Hungarian English <> Slovak Italian <> Spanish
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