[Baypiggies] Using Google translate web page programmaticaly
kelly at nttmcl.com
Mon Mar 24 08:01:43 CET 2008
Shannon -jj Behrens wrote:
> I saw a talk at Google Developer Day by a researcher working on their
> translation team. Take a Google-sized amount of data, add statical
> translation techniques and a bunch of Ph.D's and get almost halfway
> decent translations :)
Sorry to beleaguer the point, but here is the translated version of your
Google Talk developers saw day by researchers working on their
Translation Team. Google's size is the amount of data to take
Many translation techniques and Ph.D 's and almost halfway to
Get Translations decent
And no, the Japanese* intermediate text didn't make any more sense
without knowing what the original text was trying to say. And it lost
the "voice" of your message.
Machine translation sounds like a great idea, but it currently doesn't
appear to be much better than when I used to laugh at the crud
Babblefish was spitting out ten years ago.
Seriously, I would think that no translation would be better than a
nonsensical translation. Of course, my original suggestion stands: if
you absolutely need a translation, hire a pro.
Human translation > no translation > machine-generated translation.
* I picked Japanese since that was the original poster's request.
Certainly machine translation between Indo-European languages would
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 8:54 AM, Douglas Sims <doug at apley.com> wrote:
>> The Goog just released this:
>> Douglas Sims
>> Doug at Apley.com
>> On Feb 28, 2008, at 1:49 PM, Tony Cappellini wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > Have any Baypiggies used the Google translate web page
>> > programmaticaly?
>> > I wish to access this url
>> > * http://translate.google.com/translate_t?langpair=ja|en
>> > (where the from language and to language may vary from request to
>> > request)
>> > * submit a text string to be translated
>> > * retrieve the translation or status indicating the translation was
>> > not possible.
>> > If anyone with some web programming experience have some information
>> > on how to do this from Python, please reply.
>> > Thanks
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