[Foundation-l] Google Translate now assists with human translations of Wikipedia articles

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 13:26:03 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 06:22, David Goodman<dgoodmanny at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Amir E. Aharoni<amir.aharoni at gmail.com> wrote:
>> An unedited machine-translated text is likely to be speedily deleted
>> as patent nonsense, before copyvio is even considered.
> If it is deleted as nonsense,  that will be a gross error by the
> administrator, at least in enWP.  It is usually possible to roughly
> understand what is meant in a Google translation. That's enough to
> defeat speedy deletion. What these texts need is revision. I think of
> them essentially as an automated dictionary.

According to the dry letter of the policies it may be an error, but
the deletion logs show that it happens quite often.

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Amir Elisha Aharoni


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