Monday, August 31, 2009

Google Translate Adds Nine New Languages, Now Tops 51

Google announced today that they have added nine additional languages to the Google Translate program. Bringing the grand total of available languages up to 51, as well as 2,550 language pairs, including all 23 official EU languages.

The nine new languages include:

Jeff Chin, product manager at Google says, "The translation quality of these newest languages is still a little rough, but it will improve over time — and we're continuously working to improve quality for all languages supported by Google Translate." According to the Google research blog the company's goal is to provide automatic translation for as many languages as possible. So far they have been working on collecting data and building systems for more than 100 languages.

The company is also working to integrate Google Translate into some of their other products. At this time you can use Google Translate to translate emails within Gmail, webpages using the Google Toolbar, RSS feeds in Google Reader and most recently, documents within Google Docs.

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