Machine Translation

Michael Everson everson at
Fri Sep 11 10:24:39 CEST 2009

On 11 Sep 2009, at 07:28, Martin J. Dürst wrote:

> I think this is definitely mostly not true. The chances that a good  
> translation is done by a machine are very low. In case you know  
> about good machine translations, maybe you could give us an example?

Simple lookup dictionaries that translate, correctly, single words or  
short phrases are widespread; I have several on my iPhone, and Mac OS  
ships a Systran widget with its OS X Dashboard. This is machine  
translation. It may differ from Babelfish or Systren or Google web- 
page translation, but it is done by a machine nonetheless, and is  
reliable and accurate.

Michael Everson *

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