Facebook's Bing translation tool is "faulty"

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Luciana F (X)
English to Spanish
I've read those translations... Nov 10, 2011

... and they're extremely inaccurate.
There is a facebook app (http://www.facebook.com/?sk=translations) I discovered today where anyone willing to do it can translate content.
It has it pros and cons.
The cons are that no one checks for the proficiency of the person translating content. Therefore there are some translations that have serious idea and grammar mistakes.
The positive aspect is that all translations are subject to vote from the other “translators”. One can give them positive or negative votes.
In spite these positive aspects, I think facebook may better hire a group of competent translator to carry out the task.


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