Google Makes Human Translation a Commodity

August 8th, 2008 Amir

Google Sells Ads and Turns Contents Into Commodity – Now in Every Language

Google started out by indexing the web. Then, they began selling search ads and then content ads. That’s where the core of their business is and it’s a great one.

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Why automated translation produces gobbledigook

July 4th, 2008 Amir

Automated translation looks nice, as long as you don’t speak the language. To publish contents in other languages, a human needs to do the writing.

Anyone who has done business over the internet with people in another country has likely encountered the various free online machine translations or their paid software variants. When faced with the daunting prospect of communicating in another language, either to read a missive or article in a foreign tongue, or to reply to a person who does not speak your language, resorting to the free online translation services can be irresistible.

The main problem occurs when you realize that much of the translation is not only imprecise but can result in outright gobbledigook!

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