A few languages have dominated the majority of online content. If you wanted an access to all the interesting information available online, you should be able to read English, Russian, German, Japanese and the other top online languages. Very few of us can do that. Advanced translation technologies have been deployed to solve this issue of online language barriers. As a result, today we see more content in our own languages. Continue reading Thanks to Machine Translation, Now We Want More Translations
This article is partially a response to a blog posting “Why the Google Translate Widget Hurts Your Brand“. The message of that posting can be expressed also in more general terms: Why machine translation (MT) hurts your brand?
However, real-life examples show that companies and well known brands like eBay, Microsoft and TripAdvisor do not think that MT hurts their brands. Continue reading Using Machine Translation Does Not Hurt Your Brand When You Know What You Do
The answer is simple: Amazon, Alibaba and eBay develop machine translation to sell more. eBay is already selling more by using machine translation (MT). But if these companies will sell more, who will sell less? Continue reading Why Amazon, Alibaba and eBay Develop Machine Translation?
The chances of machine translation (MT) quality improving more quickly in the near future have improved. Some time ago we wrote that according to our MT quality research the MT improvement has stalled in some languages. However, the situation is changing and we might very well be already experiencing a considerable improvement in MT quality. Continue reading We May Soon Get Better Machine Translation Quality
This is a guest post by The Migration Translators.
For businesses globally there are huge markets that have not yet been tapped. It has been reported that 70% of those that access the web do not speak English, which in numerical terms is at least 1.4 billion people. When these people surf the net they will only be going to websites that are written in their native language or a language they understand but they won’t be accessing websites written in English. Continue reading The Demand for Translation Services is Always Rising
Just last week Facebook published that it has stopped offering Microsoft’s machine translations (MT) in its service. Instead Facebook has developed its own MT system that currently does all the real-time translating in Facebook service. Continue reading One Trend in Machine Translation: case Facebook