Tongues of the Web: Article on Machine Translation at The Economist
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Maria Eugenia Farre  Identity Verified
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Mar 31, 2002

Tongues of the Web. Article on the Economist presents an overview of machine translation and argues that \"the Internet changes the game for machine translation: users want speed, rather than quality, and are more likely to accept poor results\".



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AndrewBM
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That is really intriguing! Mar 31, 2002

thanks so much!
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Peter Erfurt  Identity Verified
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Long way to go ? Apr 16, 2002

On this topic, this is a part of a website translation, that Babelfish did Japanse -> English



\"The page which it tries the customer will access, was not found. Doing rereading included the browser, when this page is indicated, it is the number of hands, but please search the page which you seek with the next each method. \"



Peter

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xxxivw
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Thank you for a rather disturbing article.. Apr 16, 2002

Thanks for the link, Maria. Very interesting reading, raising many issues. One hits too close to home, though.




\"..Free, fast translations are only good enough to get the gist of a document. Better translations require fancier systems...\"


Whatever happened to the need of human assistance, i.e. us...


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