[Wikimediaindia-l] Google Translation on Indian language Wikipedias & Paid editing

jayanta nath jayantanth at gmail.com
Fri Feb 4 07:14:37 UTC 2011

In Bengali Wikipedia is not like ban, but we thoroughly watch/check the
quality of  translated content. If translation quality is not standard
Bengali,  we not accept. Most of the times we faced junk translation from
Google translator. If any one translate English Wikipedia content to Bengali
Wikipedia with proper Bengali content we would accept.

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM, CherianTinu Abraham
<tinucherian at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>    Yesterday I was asked some tricky questions by a journo. They were
> something like this :
> *" Does the surge of number of Indian language Wikipedia articles has
> anything to do with paid translations by Google ?"*
> *
> *
> *"Why should regular Wikipedians be motivated to contribute when Google
> pays to do the same ?"*
> I didn't answer them due to the sensitivity of the issue. But I am now
> curious on a statistical point of view.
> I am not referring to the philosophical question on whether paid editing is
> good or bad.
> But is there a way to find how many of the articles created in last year
> were created by normal editors/bots and Google translators in each of the
> Indian language Wikipedias? Somebody told me , the translators are supposed
> to leave the translate URLs of Google in the edit summaries to get paid?
> Which are the languages on which Google translations are happening ? I know
> it happens on Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu, at least.  Any other ? I
> know it is banned to Bengali & Malayalam.
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
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