Machine translations: Good enough for government work?

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Back translation etc. Jul 20, 2015

A number of government documents were translated by me and clients cross-check through back translation with MT. I met many critical issues on my translation quality since MT reveals what the clients did not understand out of my native government texts.
Although MT still needs time to evolve, it is recognized to link government texts to even wider zones of readers. In addition, more bidders come across borders to seek more purchase orders from governments due to benefit of MT.

Soonthon L.

[Edited at 2015-07-20 08:53 GMT]

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