[technology taskforce] Improving translations
berandondeh at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 26 10:26:02 UTC 2015
I think this should definitely be followed up. ICANN is a very technical place and we use a lot of technical terms. This process of feeding Google translate so to speak, will help make translations more understandable.... Especially technical emails
"There is nothing more difficult to arrange and more dangerous to carry through than initiating change..." Machiavelli
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> On 23 Oct 2015, at 21:57, Lutz Donnerhacke <lutz at fitug.de> wrote:
> As mentioned in the meeting, there was a comment(*) from outreach during this
> meeting, which seems valuable enought to be considered.
> Begin quote of Kristian Köhntopp
> Booking uses the Google Translate API to semi-automatically translate hotel
> rooms and their descriptions: The automatic translation is presented to a
> trained native speaker who corrects and approves them. The result is used
> once by Booking itself and on the other hand entered back into Translate as
> a feedback. The translation quality of machine translations was improved
> considerably this way.
> I think, if somebody would set up such a feedback for these mailing lists,
> the specific interface in Translate would significantly improve quickly and
> common, incorrectly translated phrases would be learned.
> The technical details of the solution are not known to me, I only know the
> Management Level Overview.
> End quote
> * https://plus.google.com/+LutzDonnerhacke/posts/FkLyFTgUPbt
> For more information: https://translate.google.com/community?promo=useredit
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