Amazon is planning to rival Google with a service that translates languages

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LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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Local time: 22:27
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Yeah, no matter what they do or claim Jul 5, 2017

Machine translation will never be an option as a serious and reliable method of transferring meaning from one language to another. It is not anybody's fault--it is just like robots do not usually cook in gourmet restaurants. See, many of the developers are not multilingual, and I have no clue what they were told or promised, but MT is just basically like a new perpetuum mobile. Has anybody seen the outcome in some declensional languages--laughable. Neural or not--perpetuum mobile.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:27
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Meh, meh and thrice meh Jul 5, 2017

And I can tell Amazon to sod off in several languages already...

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Teresa Borges
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Meh, meh and thrice meh (paraphrasing Neil) Jul 5, 2017

Maybe then (?) it’ll be easier to make a complaint about books ordered (and paid) in April and never received; my order still says today that the books will be delivered by the 16th June (next year probably...).

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