Friday, 27 April 2012

Google Translate boasts 64 languages and 200M users


Marc Aupiais

10:15  -  Public
'Google Translate boasts 64 languages and 200M users
The Web giant's translation service is deciphering more words in one day than all human translators produce in a year.'

CNET | 'Google Translate boasts 64 languages and 200M users' by Dara Kerr at April 26, 2012 5:49 PM PDT

'Och said he believes that the majority of Google Translate users access the service while traveling. According to the company's stats, mobile traffic has quadrupled during the past couple of years and 92 percent of traffic comes from outside the U.S.

Google Translate is available for texting on mobile phones, in Chrome's browser for any Web page, YouTube video captions, and speech-to-speech "conversation mode" on smartphones.
However, this doesn't mean that translation machines will replace humans. "Of course, for nuanced or mission-critical translations, nothing beats a human translator," Och affirms, "and we believe that as machine translation encourages people to speak their own languages more and carry on more global conversations, translation experts will be more crucial than ever."'

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