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Google Translator and the Children From Hell  (View post)

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
10 years ago4,009 views

just another funny case of machine translation. This is one of the line between human intelligence and machine "intelligence".

Arie [PersonRank 3]

10 years ago #

well, I know some kids like that.. Maybe Google knows them too.. :)

Someone [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I am impressed, not only can Google translate languages, but it can also detect that you are about to have wedding and send warnings on the potential consequences.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I don't see the problem... Hellchildren are delicious, Google is just offering a suggestion.

que [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

< raw marinated hell children > ... delicacy, no?

I wonder if/when the translation algorithm will consider context-related semantics in addition to finding combination word or phrase matches. In this case, most other words in the translation are food related, so it could have given a higher probability or weighted score toward food type terms if the source word already has a low direct translation score.

Dan Tobias [PersonRank 6]

10 years ago #

"Laks" for salmon is an etymological relative of the Yiddish-derived "Lox" for smoked salmon as served on bagels.

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