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Machine translation is dirt cheap... but it will cost you dearly...
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Machine Translation - Can You Do Better Than Free? | SEO Translator

Machine Translation - Can You Do Better Than Free? | SEO Translator | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
Delicious cartoon from Mox's blog that explains why you can do better than using the free translation from search engines.
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Will Wide Use of Free Machine Translation Make Its Quality Better or Worse? | Multilizer Translation Blog

Will Wide Use of Free Machine Translation Make Its Quality Better or Worse? | Multilizer Translation Blog | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
New post: Will Wide Use of Free Machine Translation Make Its Quality Better or Worse? http://t.co/sAiU3tH0jp
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If automatic machine translation is fed into the corpus that is used to generate such MT, it is obvious that this will start a spiral where machine translation can only get worse.

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There Is Always Someone...

There Is Always Someone... | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it

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Twitter / Scheherezade_SL: Six benefits of human translation ...

Twitter / Scheherezade_SL: Six benefits of human translation ... | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
RT @Scheherezade_SL: Six benefits of human translation #xl8n

(via @LeonHunterSL) http://t.co/f72ANuG3yo

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Why I Don’t Think Supporting Machine Translation Systems Is A Good Idea | English–Czech Translator

RT @lorevicente: Why I Don’t Think Supporting Machine Translation Systems Is A Good Idea http://t.co/bDzD4soWJK #xl8 #t9n #MT >Totally agree

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eMpTy Pages blog: Translator Strategies For Dealing With Post-Edited Machine Translation (PEMT)

eMpTy Pages blog: Translator Strategies For Dealing With Post-Edited Machine Translation (PEMT) | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of translators and interpreters about machine translation and how it increasingly impacts their work lives. Given that more and more agencies are using MT nowadays, it is now much more likely that a translator might be approached to do post-editing work and thus my message to the translators at the event focused on how to assess these opportunities (or hazards) and maximize the benefit of any interaction...


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Finally somebody talking common sense about post MT editing...

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Twitter / EmoPhilips: If any of you know a Chicago ...

Twitter / EmoPhilips: If any of you know a Chicago ... | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
Nice machine translation results: http://t.co/HrmNU2Tcr3"
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The ALPAC Report: The Failings of Machine Translation

The ALPAC Report: The Failings of Machine Translation | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
The Lingua File reviews the ALPAC report, a document produced by a US Government organisation that would effectively set back the progress of machine translation for many years.
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Google Gets a Lesson in How to Translate - Care2.com

Google Gets a Lesson in How to Translate - Care2.com | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
Google Gets a Lesson in How to Translate Care2.com “Since the translations are generated by machine, they're not always perfect, but we're constantly working to improve the quality of our algorithms, and we appreciate this feedback,” the company...
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Machine Translation - incl. option to publish open access

Machine Translation - incl. option to publish open access | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
Covers all branches of computational linguistics and language engineering, wherever they incorporate a multilingual aspect. It features papers that cover the theoretical, descriptive or computational aspects of any of the following ...
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Unfortunately, it shows how far we still are from proper high-quality machine translations....

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Debunking Translation Myths in Marketing - Business 2 Community

Debunking Translation Myths in Marketing - Business 2 Community | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
Debunking Translation Myths in Marketing
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On the other hand, this is not to say that machine translation should be avoided at all costs.
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What are French cash machines trying to tell us? - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

What are French cash machines trying to tell us?
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
This reminded me of the absurd translation you so often get if you try to use a French card to buy tickets or withdraw money in the UK.
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Not really about machine translation, but still funny to read.

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Online Translation: Do we need still to learn foreign languages?

Online Translation: Do we need still to learn foreign languages? | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
With all this online translation technology do we still need to really learn foreign languages?
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Las nubes de mi mundo: Translation Vs Machine Translation

Las nubes de mi mundo: Translation Vs Machine Translation | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
What do you think of Google Translate... Check this out! #MachineTranslation... http://t.co/HApzFwpbGs
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BDÜ tests google translate - YouTube

How good are free online machine translation tools? The German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators - BDÜ - opened the doors of its national o... (RT @Geoffrey_M_B: Yep, Machine Translation is hopeless.
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The result is certainly not surprising.

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Poking Fun at Machine Translation

This is a film Matt made at the film festival in France. KINO OFF-COURTS TROUVILLE 2007 and BLAME SOCIETY PRODUCTIONS written and directed by MATT SLOAN base...

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22 hilarious Chinese to English translation fails

22 hilarious Chinese to English translation fails | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
I always find fails lists amusing, wether it's a logo fail list or like in this case a translation fails list.

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 One of the few sites of its kind that gives you the real translation too. 

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When an Incorrect Translation Can be Detrimental

When an Incorrect Translation Can be Detrimental | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
As a translation professional, there are a few conversations I have repeatedly with people when they hear what I do with a living.

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People often forget that incorrect translations -and in machine translation a lot of that abounds- can mean literally life or death for many people (in medicine, aerospace, nuclear industry...).

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5 Shocking Statements About Translation Even Smart People Make - Business 2 Community

5 Shocking Statements About Translation Even Smart People Make - Business 2 Community | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
5 Shocking Statements About Translation Even Smart People Make
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No it isn't accurate. If you believe this then you don't understand machine translation.
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Indian Govt To Build Machine Translation System For 22 Indic ...

National Translation Mission is preparing a Machine Translation System (MTS) to instantly translate texts from vernacular Indian languages to English, reports.
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Those guys have too much money if they think they'll be able to obtain proper translations out of that.... even the mighty Google, after spending millions, has not been able to provide proper translations!

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Can machine algorithms truly mimic the depths of human communication?

Can machine algorithms truly mimic the depths of human communication? | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne are the founders of Babelverse, a TNW Conference 2012 alumni focused on human translation technology. Stephanie Jo Kent is a certified American ...
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The Lingua File: SYSTRAN: A Brief History of Machine Translation

The Lingua File looks back at the history of SYSTRAN, a machine translation company that survived the ALPAC report and effectively led the machine translation market for years.
Ramon Somoza's insight:

I actually evaluated SYSTRAN in the early '80s, when working at an aerospace company as a full-tima translator. At that time I was able to translate even quicker than this particular software. I was not impressed.

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Machine Translation will not take your job, honest!

Machine Translation will not take your job, honest! | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
It’s a common theme. In [5, 10, 20] years, machine translation (MT) will be so good that there will be no human translators left. And, indeed, there are some trends that make this idea look temptin...
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Have Fun Moments with Machine Translations (but always go for human translations!)

Have Fun Moments with Machine Translations (but always go for human translations!) | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
How many times have you encountered foreign words and phrases that you want to know the meaning of? A dictionary is useful but how many people keep several dictionaries for foreign languages?
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Deep Learning Will Revolutionize Machine Translation

Deep Learning Will Revolutionize Machine Translation | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
Deep learning, a technique derived from neural networks (an early AI technology), is poised to revolutionize machine translation. Google recently open sourced its word2vec package, which analyzes E...
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Machine Translation 101

Machine Translation 101 | Machine Translation - Why it's not such a good idea... | Scoop.it
"Machine Translation 101" is the title of Issue #1 of a BrauerTraining Newsletter for Translators and Interpreters. http://t.co/SR7cvjbthy
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