Re: English to Japanese Machine Translation

Subject: Re: English to Japanese Machine Translation
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 09:55:45 -0400

Machine translators rarely work well, and are usually used by human
translators when in a pinch, after which they perform editing on the
translated output.

I don't recommend having a non-native speaker of the target language
use a machine translator unless that person plans to pass it off to a
native speaker of that language who is also fluent in the source
language and an expert in the subject matter for editing.

There's a reason why translation is costly. "Bite the wax tadpole"
comes to mind. ;-)

There are other ways of minimalizing translation costs, such as using
translation memory and good translators who know the subject matter

On 8/1/05, Nina L. Panzica <panin -at- differentbrowsing -dot- com> wrote:
> Has anybody used these programs much and is there one you'd recommend over
> others? Need to try to find something better than or that complements
> SYSTRAN. It will be used
> by a non-Japanese speaker to make automatic translations of technical
> documents.

Bill Swallow


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