http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/google-translate-has-ambitious-goals-for-machine-translation-a-921646.html While we have come a long way toward make automated translation easier, faster and more reliable, a world of seamless and…
The Google Translate app is taking on the ability to handle translations of pictured text. It’s a feature that first appeared in Google Goggles, but it now allows users to highlight which text they want to translate by running their fingers over specific words.
The service offers a human-powered alternative to automated translation, by creating an online clearinghouse for interpreters and web-using or smartphone-toting customers who urgently need to break down language barriers
Video of President Obama’s State of the Union speech has already been translated into seven languages, and additional translation efforts are underway online. The multi-lingual captioning efforts are the result of an election year partnership between PBS Newshour, Universal Subtitles and Mozilla.
Smartling, a New York City-based start-up focused on enabling websites and apps to go multilingual, has raised $10 million to ramp up its localization tools. The company offers crowdsourcing tools for websites and apps to quickly and easily add additional language support.
How many times have you tried to translate a sentence and have come up with embarrassingly incorrect results via a translation site? Or have you used Google Translate to translate a website from another language and cringed at the stilted results?
If you had any doubt that we are living in the future, Google today introduced visual translation tools for use with a camera phone. Specifically, the new version of its Google Goggles app can recognize pictures of words written in five languages and rapidly translate them.
Could your smartphone one day allow you to speak to anyone in their native language? It would probably take a client-server setup like the one Microsoft is demonstrating. This Translating Telephone prototype offers near-real-time translation that could end up in your future handset.
Many people who manage web sites, blogs and web applications wrestle with the job of translating text to other languages, as discussed…
When I lived in Japan, I had one of those little pocket talking electronic dictionaries. You’ll know what I’m talking about if…