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DPic [PersonRank 10]

Friday, September 26, 2008
15 years ago7,293 views
11 new languages: Catalan, Filipino, Hebrew, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

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Opaquit [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

They're finally supporting Hebrew, that's so awesome!

Marty191 [PersonRank 3]

15 years ago #

Finally my language slovakia...

LegoAndy [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

This is awesome. So I tried translating my blog to Slovene and the results are hysterical. Bunch of words I never heard of and lots of things translated in a super funny way. But great job anyway!

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]Marty191: Cau, nevedel som ze aj slovaci tento blog pozeraju... ja som len pol slovak.

Personally I know slovak and with a few queries I tried the translation was messed up with czech words... weird... I assume that the slovak data base is a copy of the czech generally written over with slovak data.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Wow! Very nice, I needed serbian a couple of weeks ago and now it's here. Google gained another two Zim points.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Serbian power o/
thank you Google

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I really appreciate very much the effort of Google promoting free translation services (or low price). The science of machine translation haven't evolved much in last 2 decades with significant break through, while statistics base translation has become mainstream. However, Google had made machine translation be part of her total infrastructure of collective intelligence, as more and more people around the world has been training the machine which provide translation service in return, the results will become better and better.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Serbian and Slovenian translations are good, according to my first tests.
What about hebrew and other languages?

Dream meanings [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Translator is not very correct for new languages. [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

But in near future Google will fix it.

Hanan Cohen [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

The purpose of these kind of machine translation is to enable the user to understand text in languages they are not familiar with.

Like "what is this lovely French song is about?"

For this kind of use, machine translation is very good.

Seth [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

The Hebrew is okay however the grammer is in need of a lot of work. Also, because there are many words in English that have multiple Hebrew translations there are many errors, I wish it would give multiple possible meanings. Also, the Hebrew results do not have vowels so the words may be confused by people who do not know the language very well.

Jaqme [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Catalan translation (from english, spanish & german) is all right. Just few mistakes, but I can understand everything.
Thanks Google!

Mike [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I read that Iceland has just gone bankrupt. As Google does not have an Icelandic translation service, it is not possible to look at their papers and see what they think about it.

Hans [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Estonian is still missing :(

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Lithuanian (included): 2.96 million native speakers

Latvia (included): 1.5 million native speakers

Estonian (not included): 1.1 million people speak language in Estonia

Maybe they see this as a reason at Google

Somody C [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

15 million speak Hungarian but where is it ??

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