How about Yandex?
Thread poster: CafeTran Training
Local time: 23:40
After the recent discussion about the quality of Google Translate's neural approach, I was wondering how your experiences are with Yandex.
Since CafeTran supports Yandex, I have three MTs presenting suggestions for every segments. And I must say: I'm really impressed.
Is this because of my language pair (German > Dutch) or do you have similar experiences?
- Yandex recognises words that are glued together because of missing spaces/tags.
- Yandex presents cleaner (more solid/professional) translations, especially of technical instructions and processes/units (SI system etc.).
| | Susan Welsh
Local time: 17:40
Russian to English
I find Yandex to be quite good, especially in my RU>EN language pair, less good for DE>EN. For both pairs, it is much better than Microsoft Translator. Sometimes Google Translate is better for DE>EN. Of course, I would never think of using MT for anything but as a reference in translation by the human translator (me). Never as a "finished product."
| | CafeTran Training
Local time: 23:40
| Of course ... it's just an advanced term search engine || Mar 10 |
Susan Welsh wrote:
I would never think of using MT for anything but as a reference in translation by the human translator (me). Never as a "finished product."
When I started using Google Translate, Microsoft Translator (and since a couple of weeks, Yandex) I was afraid of messing up my style.
I'm amazed how easily I got used to have the three engines running in a pane and just look at them in case of any doubt/question to see which terms they come up with.
I use them as an "advanced term search feature". Nothing more, nothing less.
My glossaries have the highest priority (BTW: I also include phrases/fragments).
If these resources don't suggest anything, a match from a TM can be relevant.
And if the TM doesn't suggest anything relevant, I look at the three MTs.
This having said, I'm also impressed by how well they translate marketing blabla.
This sound a little arrogant–and I apologise for that: I must admit that these resources sometimes come up with real gems.
A lot of blur, and occasional gems.
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