Machine Translation System vs. Human Translator

2.5.2 Speed, Efficiency and Productivity
An obvious benefit of machine employment is speed. The Heisoft Translation Engine, for example, converts approximately 150,000 words per hour, 1,200,000 in eight hours and 3,600,000 a day. Analysing the results of a poll[10] for this essay it turned out that English-German translations of an amount of 3000 words require about eight hours for an experienced translator. As a result one can be of the opinion machines are 400 times more productive than humans, but you have to bear in mind that the text quality is not the same like the translation by humans at the present time.