Thanks to Machine Translation, Now We Want More Translations

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

Using Machine Translation Does Not Hurt Your Brand When You Know What You Do

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 Conflicting Goals for Machine Translation

Machine translators are technologies developed by software engineers and developers. Machine translators are tools used by wide range of people, from ordinary people to translation professionals. All these stakeholders have different goals and wishes for the technology. Despite all the technical difficulties, these conflicting goals might just be the biggest challenge of the industry. Continue reading The Conflicting Goals for Machine Translation

Is Machine Translation Popular?

Automatic translation is becoming more popular all the time. In this context the word ‘popular’ refers to the fact that it is widely used in many situations and for many purposes. The users of Google Translate write and paste unbelievable amounts of texts to the machine every day. Skype introduced the feature of automatic translation for calls. Twitter is developing some kind of machine translation possibility for tweets. The list goes on and on. Continue reading Is Machine Translation Popular?

MT Quality Comparison: Google Translate vs. Microsoft Translator

best-machine-translatorRecently we published updated machine translation (MT) quality comparison. The comparison was made in late August with our fully-automatic award-winning system called MT-Qualifier. We compared MT quality in two language pairs, English to Spanish and English to Portuguese. The results are quite interesting because they contradict a bit with the common understanding of the best services. “A myth is busted”, so to speak. Continue reading MT Quality Comparison: Google Translate vs. Microsoft Translator