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August 2, 2011

Rate Google Translations

Google Translate has a new feature that allows users to improve translation quality: rating translations. There are three options: helpful, not helpful and offensive, but Google doesn't let you highlight the text that's poorly translated.


Another way to improve Google Translate is to click a word from the translated text and choose one of the alternate translations. You can also enter a better translation or hold down the shift key and drag the words to reorder them.

While Google Translate supports 64 languages, you probably use it for a small number of language pairs. That's the reason why Google highlights the languages you've recently selected.


{ Thanks, Charlie. }

8 comments:

  1. Having 3 options is not very useful. Often the machine translation is poor compared to a human translation, but it can still be helpful for understanding gist. There needs to be an option for 'helpful but not accurate'.

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  2. I think these features would help Google a lot more to improve their Google translations.

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  3. This is the first time I am visiting your blog and found it really interesting blog. I love this post becasue it contains some useful information. I must appreciate your work here. Thanks!

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  4. Should I click "Not helpful" before editing the text and "Helpful" after editing it? Please explain. Thank you.

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    1. This is important, should I rate the translation after editing? One might have very different opinion after editing. Or Google will not accept any ratings if the users have edited the translation?

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  5. Its been upgraded - really helpful now. You can also drag and drop sentences in a different order. Google FTW!

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  6. some translations in filipino are very poor

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  7. It appears to be a damn feature; so use Firebug to remove this feature. Many languages including Polish; Czech; Romanian; Turkish etc. has an Grammar Nazi.

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