February 22, 2009

Lost in Translation - Language Translation Software

What occurs when an English phrase is translated (by computer) back and forth between 5 different languages?

Translation software is nearly good enough to turn grammatically correct, slang-free text from one language into grammatically incorrect, hardly readable guesses in another.

Recall the old game of "Telephone"? I’ve come across a neat little tool called that shows us this effect.

You can experience this effect using this cool site, "Cross-language Computer Translation Using Software".

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