Our company is trying to come up with its own corporate machine translator. Currently, we are considering openNMT is a foundation. It should be mentioned we do not have any previous experience in Machine Translation or whatsoever and therefore I beg your pardon if my questions seem to be naive, but I assume this is the right place to enquire:
Is it worthwhile for a company trying to come up with its own machine translation service to reduce the cost for translation of its content in the long term rather than paying other services such as Google translate? Or is it too expensive, energy-intensive and we would need a decade to make something that would slightly look like a decent machine translator?
How complex and resource-effective is the machine translator process itself? (servers, expenses, etc.)
In order to avoid developing the translator from scratch, perhaps, there might be some pretrained models we could use (English, Spanish, Russian)? If there are, where can they be found?
Where one could find any demo version of openNMT. The following link doesn’t seem to work https://demo-pnmt.systran.net/production#/translation
Thank you in advance.