Google Translate Strikes Again
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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:53
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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Jan 12


[Edited at 2018-01-12 16:37 GMT]

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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:53
English to Portuguese
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It is getting worse all the time Jan 12

After GT became "neural", I re-ran my earlier test comparison, and noticed that it is getting worse.

The updated EN > PT-BR test is at

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Anton Konashenok  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 16:53
English to Russian
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It's all in the name... Jan 12

...neural sometimes becomes nervous.

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Ricki Farn
Local time: 16:53
Member (2005)
English to German
A neuralgic network? Jan 13


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United States
Local time: 10:53
English to Finnish
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Google is good for laughs, sometimes Jan 13

I checked "legal briefs" into Finnish. Got the equivalent of "lawful underwear"

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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:53
English to Czech
I use GT but not for two words Jan 14

I tested DGT-Wizard. I opened 14 DOCX files converted from PDF.

Into folder tm/auto I put 14 TMXs created from extracted text. (I translated TXT files with Google Translate files of size 40kB-65 kB. Then I aligned files with English text and MTed into Czech.)

A Tag-wipe builded into DGT-Wizard reduced number of tags in DOCX. From 13 thousand unique segments I received 6 thousand raw translated sentences. I need edit 5% of translation, 95% is OK. But I have to open 7 thousand segments, because they contain some tags (sometimes only one).
In comparition with other web MT gives me Google Translate biggest block of translated text. I use it for speed and power. By verification of suitable term I translate one-two-three words and I am looking on back translations and variants.

Your "Gracias, adios" translate fo me

Babylon: Thanks, bye.
Bing: Thank you, goodbye.

Google Translate: Thank God. Interjection:
Thank god! (Gracias a dios!) /Spanish sentence starts with exclamation mark/
Thank goodness! (Gracias a dios!)

Promt: Thank you, farewell.
Yandex: Thank you, good-bye.

I have each five minutes a good reason for a laughter. Sometimes is error in source text I do no see it. Example: CTRL+SHIT -- I see CTRL+SHIFT, but GT translates a word SHIT.


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