Google preparing to launch simultaneous translation service

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Hmmmmm.... Oct 20, 2010

So everything will then be machine translated/interpreted.
A genuine robot scenario straight from some Sci-Fi movie.


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Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons)
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Good Luck ;) Oct 20, 2010

I really want to see how the system will work with different pronunciations, dialectal expression and people (happened to me while interpreting on the phone) which mix up languages and in reality invent their own, inexistent, language (these are not rare cases either!)

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Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
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I can hardly wait! Oct 20, 2010

It's going to provide tons of lovely fodder for jokes...

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Werner Maurer  Identity Verified
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dialects Oct 20, 2010

What will they do with a country like Germany, where the dialect changes every five miles?

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Mikhail Kriviniouk  Identity Verified
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this does not deserve comments Oct 22, 2010

no comment

[Edited at 2010-10-22 13:11 GMT]


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xxxMichele Mann  Identity Verified
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google translator/interpreter Oct 22, 2010

Are we translators scared by google translator?? Can it does the work we do every day?
Everyone who tried to use it can say google translator is NOT a real translator. Neither will be google interpreter...for sure.

[Edited at 2010-10-22 14:21 GMT]


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Neither can I Oct 22, 2010

Anthony Baldwin wrote:

It's going to provide tons of lovely fodder for jokes...


These machine translators are indeed good for a chuckle or two. Especially when they leave words unknown to it/them... untranslated.

Says it all, no?

Have a great weekend.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Simple Oct 22, 2010

Werner Maurer wrote:

What will they do with a country like Germany, where the dialect changes every five miles?


Leave it untranslated. lol


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Oleksandr Kupriyanchuk  Identity Verified
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Let Google translate robots... for other robots :) Oct 23, 2010

So that's the final destiny of human beings -- to become robots. To be easily translated and even interpreted!

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Gone Native
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R2D2 vs 3CPO Oct 26, 2010

This should be fun, I would love to be there on the first board meeting Google interprets in, say. Belgium, (Pun intended, no insult.) They have so many dialects there, and THREE national languages. I don´t know for sure, but I would think even human interpreters may have a difficult time there.
You will need two robots, one to interpret the meeting, and one to interpret the 1st robot. R2D2 and 3CPO are a good example.


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Halil Ibrahim Tutuncuoglu "Бёcäטsع Լîfe's cômplicåtعd eñøugh"
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sure Dec 13, 2010

Anthony Baldwin wrote:

It's going to provide tons of lovely fodder for jokes...


exactly


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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And... Dec 13, 2010

Gone Native wrote:

This should be fun, I would love to be there on the first board meeting Google interprets in, say. Belgium, (Pun intended, no insult.) They have so many dialects there, and THREE national languages. I don´t know for sure, but I would think even human interpreters may have a difficult time there.
You will need two robots, one to interpret the meeting, and one to interpret the 1st robot. R2D2 and 3CPO are a good example.

how about Switzerland and its... FOUR official languages?


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veratek
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news article link? Dec 13, 2010

Does anyone have the link to the article or press release?

tks


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RominaZ  Identity Verified
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The link to the article is included in the news Dec 13, 2010

Hi veratek,

Links to the source articles are always included in the news flagged. To access the link to the article from the translation news forum, click on the title of the news at the top, in this clase Google preparing to launch simultaneous translation service and then click again on the link next to the word "source".

The link to this article is http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=google-ready-for-simultaneous-translation-on-gtalk-2010-10-20

Best regards,

Romina


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