\"Gist translations\": the vodka is good but the meat is rotten (Scientific American article on MT)
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Cilian O'Tuama
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Jul 16, 2002

Scientific American article on machine translations.



Those interested, please go to:



http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?articleID=0008357C-B04C-1D2D-96D7809EC588EEDF


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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The trouble with translations Jul 16, 2002

Interesting article - I particularly \"liked\" this part (***\'s added by me):



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For commercial applications, the extra time to polish out the inaccuracies in gist translations can prove costly: ***a professional human translator is paid some $20 per hour***, and many are so busy that by the time they are available to take on the job, it may be too late to be useful in the cutthroat realm of international finance.



Yeah, right...

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Karin Adamczyk  Identity Verified
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Puh-lease Jul 16, 2002

Interesting article - I particularly \"liked\" this part (***\'s added by me):



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For commercial applications, the extra time to polish out the inaccuracies in gist translations can prove costly: ***a professional human translator is paid some $20 per hour***, and many are so busy that by the time they are available to take on the job, it may be too late to be useful in the cutthroat realm of international finance.



More like many professional translators won\'t even consider correcting the stuff!



FWIW,

Karin Adamczyk


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Silvina Beatriz Codina  Identity Verified
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Too busy translators? Jul 16, 2002

Gee, do you think these guys don\'t call us because they think we are too busy?



Personally, I think $20 an hour is too little for proofreading these, ahem, \"gist\" translations. No, thanx...

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Alexandru Pojoga
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Come on... Jul 16, 2002

The guy is just building hype for his IPO...



I can bet anything his translations will be just as bad.


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