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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your Thoughts On Google Translator


Do you speak a foreign language fluently? Recently, I added the Google Translate feature to the website and was wondering how accurate the generated translations are.

According to Google, it’s translator: “…looks for patterns in hundreds of millions of documents to help decide on the best translation for you. By detecting patterns in documents that have already been translated by human translators, Google Translate can make intelligent guesses as to what an appropriate translation should be. This process of seeking patterns in large amounts of text is called "statistical machine translation". Since the translations are generated by machines, not all translation will be perfect. The more human-translated documents that Google Translate can analyse in a specific language, the better the translation quality will be. This is why translation accuracy will sometimes vary across languages.”

This is a great explanation, however, I want to hear from my readers whether this translator is accurate enough to remain on my website. You may comment here or submit your thoughts to cksokeefe@hotmail.com.

1 comment:

blog reader said...

I don't speak a foreign language well, but I'm glad you have a translator...a lot of websites don't.