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Old 2003-08-13, 18:27
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Re: OT: Forget Altavista's Babelfish... try this for a laugh

: Machine translation at this point is useless. I would say another 5 or 10 years of hardware/software development would be needed before it becomes sophisticated enough be really worthwhile.

Well, judging from InterTran's stuff these things haven't really evolved in the last ten years or so. One would expect it to at least make _some_ effort at analyzing context and identifying common colloquial expressions, but it just translates word by word and sometimes it splits words right down the middle and translates the parts. I tried the simplest possible sentence, "Jag heter Fredrik ("My name is Fredrik" in Swedish), and it came out "Self am heating peace". What the...?

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Old 2003-08-13, 18:35
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Re: OT: Forget Altavista's Babelfish... try this for a laugh

I guess they figure if they make the software too good, then it would put the human translators out of work. You will notice on all of those sites that they offer "additional" review and translation by their in-house specialists for a fee, of course.
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There used to be a page called Babelizer where you could enter a phrase/sentence/etc., and then choose what language it would-be translat6ed into, but not just one, several. So, from English, say, to French, to German, to Spanish, to Russian and back to English, during which it would get well and truly mangled with often eye-wateringly hilarious results.
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Old 2012-12-06, 16:07
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This is just a dictionary. Try http://www.bablefishfx.com/
Its so much batter than dictionary.
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There used to be a page called Babelizer where you could enter a phrase/sentence/etc., and then choose what language it would-be translat6ed into, but not just one, several. So, from English, say, to French, to German, to Spanish, to Russian and back to English, during which it would get well and truly mangled with often eye-wateringly hilarious results.
Seriously? You resurrected an almost 10-year old thread...

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*EDIT: user Babelfish is clearly SPAM. First post and they're pointing to a crappy website to hook clicks. Mattias - can you close this thread?
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Old 2012-12-06, 16:09
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Seriously? You resurrected an almost 10-year old thread...

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Beg to differ, I didn't resurrect it. But you're right, I should don my geek goggles when replying to any thread here...
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Old 2012-12-06, 16:10
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Beg to differ, I didn't resurrect it. But you're right, I should don my geek goggles when replying to any thread here...
Sorry - didn't mean to quote you as well. That said, the poster who did resurrect it (BabelFish) is SPAM.
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