Google Translate Is Constantly Working

June 28, 2017

It seems we are always just around the corner from creating the universal translation device, but with online translation services the statement is quite accurate.  Google Translate is one of the most powerful and accurate free translation services on the Internet.  Lackuna shares some “Facts About Google Translate You May Not Know” to help you understand the power behind Google Translate.

Google Translation is built on statistical machine translation (SMT), basically it means that computers are analyzing translated documents from the Web to learn languages and find the patterns within them.  From there, the service picks the best probable translation results for each query.  Google Translate used to work differently:

However, Google Translate didn’t always work this way. Initially, it used a rule-based system, where rules of grammar and syntax, along with vocabulary for each language, were manually coded into a computer. Google switched to SMT because it enables the service to improve itself as it combs the web adding to its database of text — as opposed to linguists having to identify and code new rules as a language evolves. This provides a much more accurate translation, as well as saving thousands of programming/linguist man-hours.

While Google might be saving time relying fully on SMT, the linguist human touch is necessary to gain the sentimental and full comprehension of a language.  Companies like Bitext that built analytics engines on linguistics’ knowledge combined with machine learning have a distinct advantage over others.

Meanwhile, Google Translate still remains a valuable service.  It currently translates sixty-four languages, a chatbot translates in real-time and allows people to communicate in their native tongue, it has a speech-to-speech translation in conversation mode node for Android, and also uses photos to translate written language in real time.

Whitney Grace, June 28, 2017



4 Responses to “Google Translate Is Constantly Working”

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  2. ShowBox on September 15th, 2017 6:00 pm

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  3. Tutuapp on September 15th, 2017 6:01 pm

    I love using Google Translator because it simplifies the way I can read foreign languages.

  4. TutuApp on September 15th, 2017 6:03 pm

    Yes Google Translator is working very fine for me.

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