Google Translate is one of the amazing projects which proved to be of supreme performance. Google Translate is a machine lingual translation feature created by Google which allows the users to translate text from one language to another.
The statistical analysis based translation has created an impeccable place in the world of computing.
Google Translate was initially based on SYSTRAN, an old machine translation company which was started in the year 1968. The SYSTRAN was a giant in the earlier days who used to work on projects for United States Department of Defence.
The Google Translate supports 80 languages as of now :
- Haitian Creole
Google Translate for Android :
The Google Translate (GT) is available across different platforms like mobile, PC etc., You can find GT for free download in the Google Play Store. The application allows you to work between these 80 languages to and fro.
If you have a fast internet connection, then translation is all yours. You can download the application from the Play store and use it for the best use out of it. I will be soon updating using experience of Android Google Translate in the An App, a Day section.
The Google Translate application can be integrated with Google Now, so that you can use voice commands to translate via Google Now.
Google Translate for iOS :
Google Translate project is available across all the platforms of Apple, Microsoft and other mobile computing platforms too. For iPhone users, the application could be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store.
The app can be used across the Mac Platform with integration facilities of MacBook, iPad and iPhone. Recent bugs have been fixed for the iPlatform.
Google Translate for Windows OS :
This is the most funny thing. Google has let free download for Android, iOS and has left out the application Rs. 55/- in the windows platform.
Voice Input :
Another major advantage of Google Translate is that with the integration of Google Now, the users can also provide voice inputs to the translator. That makes it more easy when you dont know how to spell and in case when you are stuck with audio of some language not knowing which language that is.
Google Translate for PC :
As we all know, we can use the translate service via translate.google.com or you can type “google translate” in google search and you can directly access translation services via google. The first picture of this post will make it clear to you.
In Google Chrome, Translate is integrated in such a way that when you open a page that is not english, the in built feature identifies the language and prompts you for a translation.
You can also manually activate the Translation facility by using the following method.
Click the Customize and control Google chrome button below the close button. Choose Tools->Encoding. This option allows you to choose among the available translation languages.
How it works ??
As I said earlier, Google Translate uses statistical Machine Translation and not the conventional Rule method translation. Translation works based on patterns taken from huge chunk of data. The patterns are analysed and prioritized based on the apt meaning and normal usage.
The Google translate algorithm goes through millions of documents that are already translated earlier. The resource for such large amount of translations are Books, Websites etc., The Algorithm scans through all these documents for similar patterns and save it for future use. These scanning goes billions of times and all those patterns are saved and each and every day the algorithm is becoming more efficient and liable.
If you translation is related to English in either way, then that specific translation will be very adequate.
What’s New ??
Google recently introduced the Google Translate community which allows the users to help google improve their Translation proficiency. Google brought this idea to improve their grammatical expertise in translation because the translation is based on Statistical method and not normal method of translation via Grammatical Rule basis.
Every phrases that you correct or translate will reach their large repository and eventually will help Google to improve their algorithm. As of now, the process is in beta the community is growing so fast. Being a part of this community will make you help millions of users to get improved translations and Google using people to improve their algorithm is the motive behind the screen.
Hope this was useful
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