Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Better Translating Service

the problem of making an intelligible automated translation -- much more one that's actually reasonable-sounding -- is not easy, and it's not exactly solved anywhere.

the proposal is to make translations more direct and decipherable by not "sugar-coating" them trying to put them into regular English (or any other recipient language obviously) grammar. For example, Mandarin grammar is *completely* different from English grammar. When translating from Mandarin, notation (brackets, etc.) could be used instead of normal English grammatical structures to relay the grammatical structure of the Mandarin phrase. Most people aren't too stupid to get the hang of such a system after a couple of translations; the bigger problem is simply not knowing the words of another language.

Another example of this feature is how to handle agglutination. To translate a complicated German agglutinated word into English, we could simply say present something like zeitgeist, for example, as "time-spirit." People are intelligent enough to infer the real meaning behind such things based on context in a lot of cases; again, the translator only needs to come half-way. The reader simply can't be bothered to spend years learning a language just to translate one text.

Another great feature would be the ability to click on any word in the translation and get a pop-up list of various other words it could have been translated as. Obviously translations aren't strictly word-by-word, but most of the time a word should be able to be tagged (in html id attribute for example) as having been a translation of another word in the foreign text, for use during lookup.

Also, in some cases where there are only 2 or 3 different possible translations of a word but they're significantly different from each other, the word could be presented in a way that shows all of them; for example, "geist" could be show up as "[ghost|spirit]"

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love casinos? check this new [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] guide and play online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also check our new [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] guide at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and win real money !
another new [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] site is www.ttittancasino.com , for german gamblers, get free online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://kfarbair.com][img]http://www.kfarbair.com/_images/logo.png[/img][/url]

מלון [url=http://www.kfarbair.com]כפר בעיר[/url] - שירות חדרים אנו מציעים שירותי אירוח מיוחדים כמו כן ישנו במקום שירות חדרים הכולל [url=http://www.kfarbair.com/eng/index.html]סעודות רומנטיות[/url] במחירים מיוחדים אשר מוגשות ישירות לחדרכם...

לפרטים נוספים אנא לפנות לאתר האינטרנט שלנו - [url=http://kfarbair.com]כפר בעיר[/url] [url=http://www.kfarbair.com/contact.html][img]http://www.kfarbair.com/_images/apixel.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting information here. I wish I had found this first before I signed up for the other one. This is much better!

Anonymous said...

Inspect Our Spiritless Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The High-level [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Bolus pusher's [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Twig The overwhelm Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Be subjected to a Tumbledown Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] In compensation Your Regimen ! We Detachment away Opprobrium weighty label [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Drink original outstanding in the animalistic with two backs casinos? authenticate this advanced [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] head and wing it confine online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also settled the ground from secondary to someone's feet our untrained [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] orientate at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and inundate special tangled dough !
another voguish [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] within an eyelash of is www.ttittancasino.com , in compensation german gamblers, gamut beneficent online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Hey www.blogger.com dudes.

Are you looking to get your Blog [b]Indexed on top of Yahoo[/b] search engine? Maybe you are looking to get more unique visitors? We have the ideal solution for you! We offer you an exclusive chance to experiance the knowledge of our [b][url=http://xrumer-blast.com/marketplace/xrumer-products/]Xrumer Services[/url][/b]. [url=http://www.xrumer-blast.com][img]http://xrumer-blast.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/img][/url]

It is NOT trash! This is a human edited message specifically created to demonstrate the strength of our automated software and its potential of reaching wide variety of audience in an effective and time saving manner.

We are a group of veteran [b][url=http://xrumer-blast.com/about-xrumer-blast-com/]Internet Marketers[/url][/b] and [b]SEO Experts[/b] that provide [b]Affordable, High Quality, [url=http://xrumer-blast.com/marketplace/seo-products/]SEO Service[/url][/b]. Post your message on thousands of forums, message boards, blogs and journals and gain organic traffic in a matter of days! With the help of our [b][url=http://xrumerblast.livejournal.com/]Search Engine Optimization Experts[/url][/b] your [b]Forum URL[/b] can appear on [b]6755[/b] journals and message boards. Receive almost instant growth of SERPS, Get thousands of quality backlinks directly to your Site without lifting a finger!

Our goal is simple; we want to make you and your website on the top of every search engine so you and your family can enjoy the comfort of steady, automatic income without leaving your home. Trough our [b][url=http://xrumer-blast.com/contact-xrumer-blast-com/]SEO Expert Advice[/url][/b] you will get one of the best support seen in the industry. As part of our [b]Search Engine Optimization Services[/b], we take care of everything for you, from Optimizing your Website for search engines all through ranking your Blog on the first page of your MSN.

For more information regarding [b]Search Engine Optimiztion[/b] and [b]Xrumer Blast Services[/b] check out [b][url=http://xrumerservice2010.wordpress.com/]Xrumer Services[/url][/b]. Our site includes everything you need to order your first [b]Xrumer Blast[/b], you can create the most appropriate message (Project) to suit your Site, send us the information and after the payment clearance we will start working immediatly!

[url=http://xrumer-blast.com/marketplace/][img]http://xrumer-blast.com/wp-content/uploads/Xrumer-Blast-Logo.png[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

רציתי לחלק איתכם במקרה שעברתי אחרי הפיגוע בדולפינריום. במהלך כשנתיים אחרי המאורע, הרגשתי רע מאוד, חסרת שמחה, עייפה ומדוכדכת. בכל דרך רפואית רגילה לא יכולתי להשתקם וכתוצאה מכך פניתי ל- [b][url=http://www.maker.co.il/3_15707/%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%A8/%D7%9B%D7%9C-%D7%94%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%91%D7%93%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%A2%D7%9C-%D7%A0%D7%A4%D7%A9-%D7%94%D7%90%D7%93%D7%9D-%D7%95%D7%A2%D7%99%D7%A1%D7%95%D7%99-%D7%A8%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%90%D7%99-(%D7%9E%D7%A1%D7%90%D7%92%60).html]עיסוי[/url][/b] רפואי אלטרנטיבי. ייעצו לי על מעסה מקצועי מ-Spa-Vip.co.il - עיסוי עד הבית, אשר מכיל מסאג שוודי מצויין אשר עורר לי את החושים תוך טיפול אחד בלבד. השינוי אותו עברתי היה יוצא מן הרגיל, אפילו אחרי טיפול עיסוי שוודי ראשוני, השתפר לי המצב הרוח, פיזרתי את השיער ויצאתי מה- [b][url=http://www.academics.co.il/Articles/Article12945.aspx]מסאג[/url][/b]' עם הרבה כוח, שמחה ומוכנה להמשך.

[b][url=http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/ViewEntry.asp?EntryId=1679344]עיסוי שוודי[/url][/b] הוא עיסוי רפואי המתאפיין ב ריח של קטורת, נרות וריח של קטורת. ההתחלה של עיסוי היא מגע מפנק על המגבת לאחר חשיפה של הגוף מכף רגל ועד ראש. מריחת שמן חם מכף רגל ועד הראש, אחרכך תנועה עדינה ומלטפת מכף רגל ועד ראש ובחזרה. לאחר מספר תנועות עדינות מתחיל הטיפול בצידו השני של הגוף, אחרי אותם תנועות על צידו השני מתחיל שילוב של לחיצות רפואיות מכיוון שהגוף התרגל למגע מפנק ומרגיע ודבר זה גרם לשרירים להרפות במידה... כל זה בטיפול פרטי של [b][url=http://www.academics.co.il/Authors/Author2173.aspx]מעסה[/url][/b] מקצועי עד בית הלקוח!

אני לא האמנתי שדברים כאלו יכולים לקרות עד אשר התענגתי עם מסאג איורוודה ברמה כזאת, המעסה המקצועי אליי הביתה עם מגע שלא הכרתי אשר לא האמנתי שיכול להיות. אני ממליצה בחום לכל אחד ואחת אשר חשבו על מסאג', עיסוי או סתם חוויה בלתי נשכחת בחגים על Spa-VIP.co.il.
[img]http://spa-vip.co.il/_images/apixel.gif[/img]

Anonymous said...

[u] hi, i found this web site and wonder if anyone had any experience or did buy cookbook software from them ?[/u]

Anonymous said...

[b]Supreme Search Engine[/b]

[i]A powerful new search engine on the Net! Find information and websites on the Internet. [/i]

[url=http://www.supremesearch.net]Supreme Search Engine[/url]

[url=http://www.supremesearch.net][img]http://www.supremesearch3000.bravehost.com/Mini.jpg[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

looking for [url=http://www.web-house.co.il/SEO%20Specialist.htm]seo specialist[/url] ? kick the bucket at liberty our [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free twinkle templates[/url] and influence your own falsh website through despite available today, brobdingnagian set of set free [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]flash templates[/url] for the purpose you online, varied brand-new designs with ir without flash.
so choose your [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free flash template[/url] from the larget [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]flash templates[/url] selection. so get your [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free website templates[/url] now and build your [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free website[/url] .
want to watch [url=http://www.sex4sex.co.il/adult-movies.htm]adult movies[/url]? or even to [url=http://www.sex4sex.co.il/]buy viagra[/url] online, check this new [url=http://www.toys4sex.co.il/]online pharmacy[/url] for great deals. so [url=http://www.ewgpresents.com/]buy viagra[/url] online. check out this [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/fr//]Casino en ligne[/url]. or [url=http://sites.google.com/site/casinospiele2010//]casino spiele [/url]. [url=http://www.cd-empty.com/]online casinos[/url] , check out this great [url=http://www.omniget.co.il/]online casino bonus[/url] .

Anonymous said...

looking for [url=http://www.web-house.co.il/SEO%20Specialist.htm]seo specialist[/url] ? kick the bucket at liberty our [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free flick templates[/url] and acquire your own falsh website for delivered today, mammoth series of voluntary [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]flash templates[/url] for you online, tons supplementary designs with ir without flash.
so choose your [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free flash template[/url] from the larget [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]flash templates[/url] selection. so get your [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free website templates[/url] now and build your [url=http://www.smashflash.com/]free website[/url] .
want to watch [url=http://www.sex4sex.co.il/adult-movies.htm]adult movies[/url]? or even to [url=http://www.sex4sex.co.il/]buy viagra[/url] online, check this new [url=http://www.toys4sex.co.il/]online pharmacy[/url] for great deals. so [url=http://www.ewgpresents.com/]buy viagra[/url] online. check out this [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com/fr//]Casino en ligne[/url]. or [url=http://sites.google.com/site/casinospiele2010//]casino spiele [/url]. [url=http://www.cd-empty.com/]online casinos[/url] , check out this great [url=http://www.omniget.co.il/]online casino bonus[/url] .

Anonymous said...

http://site.ru - [url=http://site.ru]site[/url] site
site