Google Translate tops language translation tools
Thread poster: Mulyadi Subali

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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Sep 18, 2014

Among muggles, Google Translate proves to be very popular. As recent Lifehacker poll shows, Google's machine-translation service received almost 45 percent out of more than 2,000 votes.
Came in not-so-close second is human translator, at 40 percent. Personally, I don't know whether to be happy, as many people still perceive translator as the best translation reference, or not, as the result can also be interpreted that translator is merely regarded a tool.


 

Mark
Local time: 08:23
Italian to English
Misreading? Sep 18, 2014

The article seems to say that a human translator is much better than all tools. I'm not quite sure were your interpretation came from.

 

Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales  Identity Verified
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Now Google has created a "translate community" to improve GT Sep 18, 2014

Google Announces the Creation of a Translate Community

http://www.transpanish.biz/translation_blog/



Talk about putting lipstick on a pig!


 

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
Indonesia
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No misreading Sep 19, 2014

Mark Dobson wrote:

The article seems to say that a human translator is much better than all tools. I'm not quite sure were your interpretation came from.

You're right, I did state that human translator is regarded as the best translation reference.


 

Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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Buying my own translation *joke* Sep 19, 2014

Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales wrote:

Google Announces the Creation of a Translate Community

http://www.transpanish.biz/translation_blog/



Talk about putting lipstick on a pig!


Since Google is selling access to Google Translate API, does it mean that I will be buying my own translation when I contribute to its Translate Community? icon_smile.gif


 


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