A better automatic translator

Those interested in automatic translators will probably find this article useful:

How Google Translate works - Features, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

It is about how Google Translate works, and why it usually outperforms other automatic translators. To verify this claim, I translated a piece from English to Russian. The result was not perfect but it was very good. Here is what to do:

1) Go to http://translategoogle.com
2) Specify languages, for example, English --> Russian
3) Paste (or type) the text to be translated.
4) Click on the “translate” button

The translated text will appear at once. You can just read it or cut-and-paste it into another document.

Ludwik Kowalski (see Wikipedia)
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[quote=“kowalskil, post:1, topic:31804”]
Those interested in automatic translators will probably find this article useful:

How Google Translate works - Features, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

It is about how Google Translate works, and why it usually outperforms other automatic translators. To verify this claim, I translated a piece from English to Russian. The result was not perfect but it was very good. Here is what to do:

1) Go to http://translategoogle.com
2) Specify languages, for example, English --> Russian
3) Paste (or type) the text to be translated.
4) Click on the “translate” button

The translated text will appear at once. You can just read it or cut-and-paste it into another document.

Ludwik Kowalski (see Wikipedia)
.
[/quote]Very good

I’ve always used Alta Vista Babelfish.

I tried Google once (recently) to translate a bit of German into English. It was awful!

BTW, Babelfish is now under Yahoo.

I’d like to find a good portable hand held electronic translator. The gadgets that I looked at so far, have less than good reviews.

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