Flipper Flopper Machine Translation

Microsoft are piloting a program for translating MSDN articles using machine translation. Called Flipper Flopper it offers a choice of 1 of 6 languages in which to view a .NET Framework 3 or Vista MSDN article in both English and a machine translated equivalent in your chosen target language. Machine translation is hardly ever perfect and occasionally it is awful to the point of amusing but this step by Microsoft shows that there is enough belief in making a credible attempt at this to give it a try. Based on my limited ability it certainly looks like the machine translator in question has done as reasonable a job as you could expect using today’s technology.

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Posted by: Guy Smith-Ferrier
Posted on: Monday, March 05, 2007 at 9:18 PM
Categories: Internationalization
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