Off topic: Machine translation, again
Thread poster: NancyLynn
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French to English
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German to English
| How confidence inspiring || Mar 10, 2006 |
I have taken note of the owners of a certain 4.5-rated free translation service. Revealing, isn't it?
| Incomprehensibility is not the worst fault an MT system can have.... || Mar 10, 2006 |
Far worse are those which produce perfectly comprehensible, but dead wrong, translations.
| Cresson=watercraft? || Mar 10, 2006 |
It looks as though the program only looks at the first seven letters, and therefore was unable to distinguish "watercraft" from "watercress"!
My mother once got a letter from a Spanish relative who does not speak English, and so she had it translated by one of these overpriced free translation services. This one ignores diacritical marks, and so translated "40 años" as "40 anuses".
| babelfish... || Mar 15, 2006 |
... renders a nice simple Italian sentence like "voi fate la spesa" (you do the shopping) as "you fairies the expense".
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Machine translation, again
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