Lingua et Machina provides solutions based on the precise human analysis of the everyday needs of translators. The answer we provide involves the latest architectural and computer linguistics technologies. Our truly innovative approach offers new possibilities for translators in terms of performance, organisation and comfort. We have developed Similis, a second-generation translation memory which enhances the productivity of translators and the quality of their translations. In 47% of cases, our customers obtain exact matches for the translation of restaurant menus, and 65% for the translation of commercial contracts. Similis extracts a bilingual glossary from a translation with 95% accuracy.