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Rage Against the Machine Translation: What’s all the fuzz about?

Major corporations like Google or Amazon invest millions of dollars a year in developing machine translation (MT) technology. This could expand MT’s capabilities and its cost saving potential. But while great excitement about the productive aspect of MT can be gauged, there is a much more important investment that is being widely unattended and ignored […]

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The History of Machine Translation

In recent years, machine translation has become a commonplace element in translation agencies. A good post-editing of a machine translation can produce the same results as a conventional translation and editing. However, not everyone knows this procedure, especially translators and editors. Although post-editing is a process that is already well known and frequently used in […]

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Machine Translation

A delightful example illustrates well one of the earliest myths about the problems that may arise when trying to translate text using a computer. The biblical sentence “The spirit is willing, the flesh is weak” was translated into Russian by a machine, and then back into English. The result was “The vodka is good, but […]

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In Defense of Machine Translations

In a previous post (Industrial Translations and MT), I spoke of the industries that have to adapt to the new concept of the “age of discontinuity.” Academics are now wondering: do all sectors have to face this new conception of the economy and the business world? The analysis suggests that some sectors more prone than […]

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Machine Translations now available on YouTube

Most translators have heard of the new online machine translation option called “Google Translate”. While many would argue that machine translations have several issues regarding accuracy and the inability to understand the text like humans do, this has become a widely popular tool, so much so that YouTube recently announced the launch of a Translate […]

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Machine Translation vs. Human Translations

With all the new developments and increasing accessibility of electronic translation tools such as machine translations, some have argued that these technologies will eventually replace the human translator. Are human translators really essential for the translation process, or can their labor be simplified and processed by a machine? Researchers have been working for decades in […]

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