Machine Translation

Machine translation is the use of one of various computer programs to translate chunks of text from one language to another. While machine translation may be appropriate for the substitution of single words, it is not recommended for the complex translations necessary for even short, straightforward texts.

You can generate examples with this small translator:

More information from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_translation

Other translators at Babel Fish, Oddcast, World Lingo, Google, MSN Translator or Study Buddy Translator, Lingro.


Suggested Reading:

Lost in Translation, Stephen Budiansky for the Atlantic online, on the technical challenges of machine translation

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