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  • Subject and Topic:
    • Teaching - Utilities And Resources
  • Creator: Google Inc
  • Type: App
  • Language: English
  • Platform: Android, iOS
  • Price: Free
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Google Translate

http://www.google.com/translate
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Description:

This is a free online language translation service from Google for instantly translating text and web pages. Google Translate is a free-of-charge, multilingual statistical machine-translation service provided by Google Inc. to translate written text from one language into another. Before October 2007, for languages other than Arabic, Chinese and Russian, Google Translate was based on SYSTRAN, a software engine which is still used by several other online translation services such as Yahoo! Babel Fish, AOL, and Yahoo. Since October 2007, Google Translate has used proprietary, in-house technology based on statistical machine translation instead. On May 26, 2011, Google announced that the Google Translate API for software developers had been deprecated and would cease functioning on December 1, 2011, "due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse." Because the API was used in numerous third-party websites, this decision led some developers to criticize Google and question the viability of using Google APIs in their products. In response to public pressure, Google announced on June 3, 2011, that the API would continue to be available as a paid service. The company stated in 2013 that it served 200 million people daily.


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  • Use google translate if you want a brief idea of text in foreign language

    Google Translate supports translation between any 2 of 90 languages. Performance of some languages surpass the others, e.g. when English is the target language. Users have to reorganize the result if the input is a large paragraph since it very often contains mistakes.
    A very simple interface.
    It allows user to gain a rough understanding of text in foreign language in easiest and fastest way.

  • Tips for using the product

    Translate the output back to original language for a handy check of mistake.