Solved

Free online language translator

Posted on 2007-11-30
10
157 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
Hi
Can somebody recommend the best online translation tool please.  
How does Altavista's Babelfish rate?

I'm after the best one out there.
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Lady_M
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +4
10 Comments
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:Sinoj Sebastian
Sinoj Sebastian earned 20 total points
ID: 20385159
Have you ever tried
http://translate.google.com/translate_t
I would not say it is the best, but it fast improving.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
magnetic_kisser earned 25 total points
ID: 20385188
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:Engineer_JO
Engineer_JO earned 20 total points
ID: 20385212
try to use the translator in the following link. i see that it is good:
http://www.online-translator.com/text.asp#tr_form

I hope you to find the best one
0
ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Explore all the enhancements in one game-changing release, ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback. New features include a redesigned UI, app configurations and chat acknowledgement to improve customer engagement!

 
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

by:nizsmo
nizsmo earned 20 total points
ID: 20385378
In my personal opinion Babelfish is the best, and I use it a lot.
Hope this helps.
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:Onthrax
Onthrax earned 20 total points
ID: 20387656
Personally I almost always use Intertran. Hasn't let me down so far and can translate up to 30 languages.

Only disadvantage is it can be slow from time to time depending on how many people are requesting a translation.

URL: http://intertran.tranexp.com/Translate/result.shtml
0
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:SunBow
SunBow earned 20 total points
ID: 20396917
Google                   [ditto]
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lady_M
ID: 20401694
Thanks for all the suggestions everybody.  I usually use Babelfish too, but it's interesting to try the others, they do translate text differently.
Does anyone know anything about the software they each use and how those compare? In other words, do they learn?  Is one morelikely to lead the market in the future?
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:nizsmo
ID: 20401710
Lady_M:

Being honest, I have tried a few alternatives, and most of them produce similar results (but depending on which you are translating to and from). I guess it is personal preference in terms of what is the 'best', in this case i find babelfish very easy to use, but all others are quite good too.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:magnetic_kisser
ID: 20418817
thanks for the points !!
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:SunBow
ID: 20428623
Thanks, it works for me

For which is best, it may depend on the data, such as for technical work, web oriented - popular, or book by major publisher with good editing of text ahead of time. Among the things I like about google is their spell-checker aspect, namely, ability to find the more common spelling of something. While that could allow them to try to interpret meanings based on hit rate of some 'probable' spelling (and then correcting or adjusting) I do not know if they do, but they do employ some level of context checking and probably/popularity in their model. Some not mentioned here stick to word by word translations, and get it very wrong, as words can have more than one meaning.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

EE introduced a new rating method known as Level, which displays in your avatar as LVL. The new Level is a numeric ranking that is based on your Points. This article discusses the rationale behind the new method and provides the mathematical formula…
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
Articles on a wide range of technology and professional topics are available on Experts Exchange. These resources are written by members, for members, and can be written about any topic you feel passionate about. Learn how to best write an article t…
Where to go on the main page to find the job listings. How to apply to a job that you are interested in from the list that is featured on our Careers page.

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question