Does Google Translate Output Accord with Reality?—And Remarks on the M...

Aug 17, 2015 by

I have written extensively about problems with Google Translate and its many bloopers in both lexical choices and producing a grammatically cohesive output. It is thus ironic that Google Translate’s “translation” of the Russian...

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Google Translate: a compilation of posts

May 1, 2015 by

[Note to readers: this post is a compilation of links to earlier posts on the topic of Google Translate] Google Translate vs. Human: 0:1 (March 26, 2010) Will “Google Conversation” really converse? (February 8, 2011) Google Translate...

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Google Translate Tackles Geography

Oct 26, 2014 by

[This post was originally published in February 2012] Google as a whole can hardly be accused of geographical illiteracy, as Google Maps and Google Earth have become standard tools for numerous professional geographers and amateur...

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Google Translates Gender

Feb 13, 2012 by

[Thanks to David Pesetsky for inspiring this post] The topics of Google Translate and of translating gender have been discussed in this blog before. I have argued that Google Translate fails to understand language (as many...

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Does Google Translate speak "like a 10-year-old"?

Nov 7, 2011 by

[Thanks to Martin W. Lewis for inspiration for this post] In several earlier posts (see here, here and here), I’ve already touched on the topic of Google Translate and its failures to… translate. But the argument...

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