Introducing Trust Attention for Unprecedented Quality in Machine Translation

The latest version of ModernMT (version 7) enhances translation quality by up to 42% using Trust Attention, a novel technique developed by Translated that links the origin of data to its impact on translation accuracy, paving the way for accuracy improvement in generative AI.

Rome – Jul 27, 2023
Translated is thrilled to announce the launch of ModernMT Version 7, a significant upgrade to its adaptive machine translation (MT) system. The latest version introduces Trust Attention, a novel technique inspired by the human brain's ability to prioritize information from trusted sources, improving translation quality by up to 42%. This innovation sets a new industry standard, moving away from traditional MT systems that are hampered by an inability to distinguish between trustworthy data and lower quality material during the training process.

ModernMT now uses a first-of-its-kind weighting system to prioritize learning from high-quality, qualified data – meaning translations performed and reviewed by professional translators – over unverified content from the Web.

As it did when introducing adaptivity, Translated looked to the human brain for inspiration in developing this new technique. Just as humans sift through multiple sources of information to identify the most trustworthy and reliable ones, ModernMT V7 similarly identifies the most valuable training data and prioritizes its learning based on that.

ModernMT's ability to prioritize higher quality data to improve the model is the most significant leap forward in machine translation since the introduction of dynamic adaptivity five years ago. This exciting innovation opens up new opportunities for companies to use MT to take their global customer experience to the next level. It will also help translators increase productivity and revenue.
Marco Trombetti – Translated CEO

The introduction of this new approach is a major step forward for companies seeking greater accuracy when translating large volumes of content or requiring a high degree of customization of the MT engine, as well as for translators integrating MT into their workflow.

Setting the Stage for the Upcoming Era of Machine Translation

Today, there's considerable discussion regarding the application of large language models (LLMs) in translation. While traditional machine translation prioritizes accuracy over fluency, LLMs tend to emphasize fluency. This can sometimes result in misleading outputs due to hallucinations, where outputs aren’t grounded in the input received from training data. We believe that Translated’s Trust Attention can enhance the accuracy of generative models, reducing the chances of such errors. This could set the stage for the next era of machine translation.

Availability and Costs

All Translated clients will benefit from the improved quality of the new MT model, resulting in faster project turnaround times. Translators working with Translated will experience the power of the new model through Matecat, Translated's free, web-based, AI-powered CAT tool. Translators using an officially supported CAT tool (Matecat, memoQ, and Trados) with an active ModernMT license will also experience the power of the new model.

Starting today, ModernMT V7 will replace V6 and is available via API for all 200 languages supported by ModernMT at the same price structure. New customers are invited to try the newest version of ModernMT at

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