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Translation tech gets Olympic push | The Japan Times

Translation tech gets Olympic push | The Japan Times | Machine Translation | Scoop.it

Japan may not be the best in the world when it comes to speaking English, but it remains a pioneer in developing cutting-edge translation technology. 

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It's interesting to see how MT technology is constantly improving. For "serious" purposes, though, those going beyond basic communication, post-editing is imperative.

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How Skype Used AI to Build Its Amazing New Language Translator | WIRED

How Skype Used AI to Build Its Amazing New Language Translator | WIRED | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
Very soon now, a select group of Skype beta testers will have a new Microsoft technology that seems borrowed from the world of Star Trek. It’s called the Skype Translator—a Skype add-on that listens to the English words you speak into Microsoft’s internet phone-calling software and translates them into Spanish, or vice versa. As you…
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Google Translate App Gets Silver Tongue - TechNewsWorld

Google has released a new version of its Translate app for Android and iOS. It now lets users instantly translate text in foreign languages using their smartphone cameras. The translation will appear overlaid on the smartphone screen.
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I talked to Google Translate in three languages and it knew what I meant

I talked to Google Translate in three languages and it knew what I meant | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
Google's update to Translate allows you to take pictures of text in other languages and get the translation. The app will also translate what you're saying.
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These are exciting developments. 

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Machine translators

Machine translators | Machine Translation | Scoop.it

Language is a cognitive process which helps people to convert letters into words and words into coherent sentences. 

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Interesting article and funny video!

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The Elephant in the Room: Machine Translation in the Language Classroom - Center for Instructional Technology

The Elephant in the Room: Machine Translation in the Language Classroom - Center for Instructional Technology | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
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Google Translate

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New translation apps may someday make language learning obsolete. And someday might not be that far off.
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Even if machine translation becomes better, there will always be a need for language learning, but language learning needs to change. Language teachers cannot ignore the availability and use of MT tools. Instead, they need to teach students their strengths and weaknesses and how to use them more effectively.

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Translation Blog - Blogging about all things language, translation, localization and interpreting related

Translation Blog - Blogging about all things language, translation, localization and interpreting related | Machine Translation | Scoop.it

“Translation is not a matter of words only; it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” Not only is this view put forth by English Writer Anthony Burgess thought-provoking, it also questions the relevance of word-to-word translations."

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Machine Translation: A useful, but imperfect, tool

When Carol Bové ran a passage she uses in her class through an online translator, the software lost some things in translation.
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Some important differences between human and machine translation are mentioned here.

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Machine Translation Keeps Breaking The Language Barrier By Replacing It With A Language Labyrinth In Your Own Language

Machine Translation Keeps Breaking The Language Barrier By Replacing It With A Language Labyrinth In Your Own Language | Machine Translation | Scoop.it

If you know both languages, machine translation will save you a lot of time, and you can easily spot places in the text where MT made mistakes and see the mistranslations. But if you only know one language, the barrier of a foreign language will be for the most part only replaced by a maze in your own language.

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Some interesting insights here. Certainly something to think about regarding language students...

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Google Translate is gaining instantaneous translation support for 20 more languages

Google Translate is gaining instantaneous translation support for 20 more languages | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
Google Translate is gaining an update that'll add 20 more languages to its instantaneous translation feature. That will make for a total of 27.
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Testing Google's new Translate app in Times Square, 'the tourist capital of New York' – video

Testing Google's new Translate app in Times Square, 'the tourist capital of New York' – video | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
The new Translate app launched this week, promising instant translation by using phones' cameras to interpret different languages into English. Adam Gabbatt tested the app in New York City
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Microsoft's 'Star Trek' Skype translator turns English into Spanish - The Guardian

Microsoft's 'Star Trek' Skype translator turns English into Spanish - The Guardian | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
Skype attempts to emulate the Universal Translator or Babel Fish, translating conversations between English and Spanish in real time
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Machine Translation: A Cost-Effective Solution for the eDiscovery Toolbox | Xact Data Discovery

Machine Translation: A Cost-Effective Solution for the eDiscovery Toolbox | Xact Data Discovery | Machine Translation | Scoop.it

The recommendation when it comes to translation is to use a combined approach. The cost of machine translation allows for large amounts of documents to be dealt with at one time and gives the case team most of what they need. 

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The idea of using a combined method of translation makes sense. Output of machine translation is edited thus achieving efficiency and quality.

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Found in Translation - Pittsburgh Magazine - October 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA

Found in Translation - Pittsburgh Magazine - October 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
As Pittsburgh companies gain international acclaim in language technology, they are changing how we communicate and learn.
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Sources And Methods: Top 10 Free Online Translation Services

Sources And Methods: Top 10 Free Online Translation Services | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
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Deep Learning Will Revolutionize Machine Translation

Deep Learning Will Revolutionize Machine Translation | Machine Translation | Scoop.it

Deep learning, a technique derived from neural networks (an early AI technology), is poised to revolutionize machine translation.

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Interesting report on new technology.

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Babel or babble?

Babel or babble? | Machine Translation | Scoop.it

EVER since God confounded the people of Babel, we have been left with imperfect solutions to communicating across borders.

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» Myths in language translation for business Dynamic Business

» Myths in language translation for business Dynamic Business | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
Myths in language translation for business
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Machine Translation - Research at Google

Machine Translation - Research at Google | Machine Translation | Scoop.it
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The video is interesting. It explains the difference between the way in which Google Translate works and how other MT systems go about the task of 'teaching the machine new languages'.

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