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Frequently Asked Questions
It’s translation produced by state-of-the-art technology, without the intervention of human translators. Automatic translation is also often referred to as machine translation.
Yes. Google’s research group has developed its own statistical translation system for the language pairs now available on Google Translate.
Most state-of-the-art, commercial machine-translation systems in use today have been developed using a rule-based approach, and require a lot of work to define vocabularies and grammars.
Our system takes a different approach: we feed the computer billions of words of text, both monolingual text in the target language, and aligned text consisting of examples of human translations between the languages. We then apply statistical learning techniques to build a translation model. We’ve achieved very good results in research evaluations.
We’re constantly working on it. Even today’s most sophisticated software, however, doesn’t approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. Automatic translation is very difficult, as the meaning of words depends on the context in which they’re used. While we are working on the problem, it may be some time before anyone can offer human quality translations. In the interim, we hope you find the service we provide useful for most purposes.
You can provide us feedback when translating text by clicking the “Suggest a better translation” link or when translating web pages by hovering over the translated text (to display the original text tooltip) and clicking the “Suggest a better translation” link.
We’ll use your feedback to improve translation quality in future updates to the language pairs we’ve developed.