MT Tidal Wave Makes Landfall in the World of LSPs

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cherin
Local time: 13:15
English to Japanese
Mar 29, 2010

Thank you for the story.
I wonder what the "advocacy organization Red T" means above. Could anyone kindly explain it to me?

Many people say that Japanese is not well-suited for machine translation, but it may not be true, where the desired quality of translation is "good enough".


 

Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 06:15
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
+ ...
Mar 27, 2010

a range of MT options finally crossed the chasm from dis-utility (not useful) to utility (good enough).

can confirm that: the quality of google translate (plugged into OmegaT) has lately been matching the quality of my ancillary TMs ... for the English-Slovenian language pair!


 

Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:15
Multiplelanguages
+ ...
Mar 29, 2010

Red T. is most likely Red Tape. It's a reaction against so of the discussion in LinkedIn and other blogs lately.

 

Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:15
Multiplelanguages
+ ...
Mar 29, 2010

One the points of caution I would to mention here is that most of the promoters of MT at the ATA and other conference lately are pushing for the Statistical-based MT (SBMT or SMT) systems, for which many cater specificially to large-scale enterprise translation needs. I've been writing a lot in the LinkedIn forums lately about how the different MT system types are applicable to different audiences, depending on the needs. Independent freelance translators need to careful read and listen to these discussion to discern how they can fit into framework of working within any of many different MT workflows

See my Proz profile for links to the discussions where I provide Language Service Provider and Freelancer points of view to the MT developer community (and I've worked in the latter as well).

Jeff


 


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