How about Yandex?
Thread poster: CafeTran Training

CafeTran Training
Netherlands
Local time: 04:17
Member (2016)
Mar 7

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?

My findings:

  • 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.).


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Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:17
Member (2008)
Russian to English
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It's good Mar 10

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."

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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:17
English to Czech
Comparation of web MTs Mar 10

CafeTran Training wrote:

After the recent discussion about the quality of Google Translate's neural approach, I was wondering how your experiences are with Yandex.



Comparation of web MTs (short test with SK and CS languages).

Slovak original text was translated by Google Translate into Czech and English, by Yandex into Russian.

Překlad Googlem Translate ze slovenštiny

http://www.condak.cz/nove/2017-01/10/cs/04.html

Slovak original text was translated by Yandex into Czech.

http://www.condak.cz/nove/2017-01/10/cs/05.html

Yandex translated a whole text in one run, as GT did), but Google Translate was faster.

Microsoft Bing can process only 1/4 of text:

http://www.condak.cz/nove/2017-01/10/cs/02.html

Milan
http://www.condak.cz/nove/


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CafeTran Training
Netherlands
Local time: 04:17
Member (2016)
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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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