Machine translation or human translation?

To select the most suitable translation option for your website, use the following flow chart.

There are 5 decisions in the flow chart, which are explained in the text that comes after the flow chart.

The flow chart has five decisions:

  1. Legally, must you supply text in your customers' languages? If yes, use human translation. If no, continue to the next step.
  2. If your website is translated, will you get new business? If yes, continue to the next step. If no, do nothing.
  3. Is the fluency of the translation important? If yes, continue to the next step. If no, go to step 5.
  4. For human translation, is the return on investment good? If yes, use human translation. If no, continue to the next step.
  5. Are there many technical terms to translate? If yes, use commercial machine translation software. If no, use free machine translation software.