The Google Neural MT Marketing Deception, Claiming "MT indistinguishable from human translation"
Thread poster: Kirti Vashee

Kirti Vashee  Identity Verified
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Local time: 23:36
Oct 6, 2016

This article digs into the details of the Google announcement and provides evidence from their own research of the rather excessive claims they made in all their press announcements. There are many comments from translators at the link as well.

https://kv-emptypages.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-google-neural-machine-translation.html

If the URL is removed you can easily find it by searching on "Empty Pages blog" and/or "The Google Neural Machine Translation Marketing Deception"

This provides further information on why they are so jubilant but the reality of the actual translation quality produced by the new ZH system is quite telling, as you can see in the link below. Quite a long way from being indistinguishable from human translation.

https://kv-emptypages.blogspot.com/2016/10/feedback-on-google-neural-mt-deception.html

This URL can be found by searching on "Feedback on the Google Neural MT Deception Post"

Unfortunately, Google will hardly notice these protests since they have gotten a huge amount follow-on applause from these original announcements but many of us in the MT community and translators who understand some MT fundamentals know that this is pretty ridiculous.

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