Monday, January 16, 2012

Solving the Machine Translation Problem - Forbes

Solving the Machine Translation Problem - Forbes: "The problem being of course that machines don’t actually “get” language very well. Don’t appreciate the richness of meaning, understand the rather sly way in which what looks like almost exactly the same phrase can have a very different meaning indeed dependent upon context.

The solution is simply to not have machines doing the translation. Instead, offer free language lessons to those who want to learn another language. Their test pieces, their exercises, will be the pieces that you are being paid to translate."

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