Will “Google Conversation” really converse?

Feb 8, 2011 by

Last month, Google unveiled its latest innovation, an app for phones that can near-simultaneously translate speech from one language to another. “Google Conversation” is so far only available to translate between Spanish...

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On Finno-Ugric languages

Jan 13, 2011 by

The Mari language, discussed in yesterday’s posting, is one of the Finno-Ugric languages, spoken in parts of Scandinavia and the Baltic region, Hungary, central Volga region and as far east as the eastern slopes of the Ural...

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Google Translate vs. Human: 0:1

Mar 26, 2010 by

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, David Bellos sings praises for machine translation tools such as the newest major entrant in the field, Google Translate. Unlike human translators (and interpreters!), computers are never “underpaid...

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