Although Google Translate has certainly come a long way over the years, “It looks like they just used Google Translate” is never a compliment, and it’s not a reaction any business owner should ever want to hear about their website. In principle, localization is generally a good idea, but bad translations make businesses look unprofessional […]
Machine translation refers to a type of translation that is not performed by humans. A machine translation will be represented by a machine or software on the internet that can translate instantaneously into any language. Thus no translator or human person intervenes in the process of machine translation itself. Nevertheless, machine translation remains far less reliable than a translation done by a human translator. It is still very practical because it is instantaneous, free and easily accessible on the Internet. It is common with the translation process itself which is to translate a text, a word, a thought from one language to another. Machine translation just works differently in the sense that it is linked to several computer programs.
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HI-COM tested the new Xiaomi MI-Aiteacher to check the accuracy of its translation function.
It is fair to say that the quality of translations generated by the free Google Translate machine translation service has come a long way in the last few years, so much so that many professional translators and freelancers consider it as a useful and even reliable resource when working on their translation projects. But to […]
The inability of Google Translate, Bing Translator, Baidu Fanyi, and other translation services to correctly convert jī nián dàjí 鸡年大吉 (“may the / your year of the chicken be greatly auspicious!”) into various languages raises a vital point that we have long wanted to make, and now seems the perfect moment to do so. Chinese characters […]
We tested out the “iFLYTEK” Translation machine (English – Chinese). Here is what happened during both casual & business conversations.
The last decade has seen an explosion of AI-powered translation software, with the likes of Google Translate, Microsoft Bing Translator and Baidu Translate well-integrated into various operating systems and applications. However, recent events in the world of translation have reminded us that machine powered translations are not foolproof.
Ever wonder how machine translation works? Ted Ed has come up with this educational video explaining how it works and the problems it is currently encountering:
As some of you will know, Facebook has a feature that enables public content from any page on its platform to be translated into the user’s chosen language. Up until 2015 this feature was powered by the Bing Translator engine. Despite it being available on Facebook and other social media such as Twitter for around […]