[Wikimediaindia-l] Google Translation on Indian language Wikipedias & Paid editing
tinucherian at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 12:34:16 UTC 2011
Just an example of Google translated article on "Internet Protocol" in
Check its history
See the edit summary " (Translated from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Protocol (revision: 408211110) using
http://translate.google.com/toolkit with about 97% human translations.) " in
the History of article.
They are not Automated Google bots. These are done by (very :) ) human
translators paid by Google.
I am working on a tool with Phlip Tiju ( User:Indianmagicians ) to find
stats on organically created articles , bot articles & Google translations.
Will update soon.
2011/2/5 shirish शिरीष <shirishag75 at gmail.com>
> At bottom :-
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 14:55, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian at gmail.com>
> > HI Ravi / Bala,
> > It is great work that Tamil Wiki is doing by not allowing the
> > of paid translators to article space directly, thereby maintaining the
> > overall quality of the Wikipedia. But there are many other Indian
> > Wikipedias where the translators move the article directly to mainspace,
> > especially on which the communities are weak in strength.
> > Would like to hear inputs from other languages on this, please
> > share with us. Especially on the number of articles created by Google
> > translators Vs organic creation ( last one year is fine) and also
> > on this project. There might be projects which are not even aware that
> > something is happening on their Wikipedia.
> > Regards
> > Tinu Cherian
> > N.B. Regarding what motivates us to contribute to Wikipedia for free is
> > the reason for you and me being here :)
> Hi all,
> It was interesting to read about the whole paid thing as well as
> google's paying people to translate. I do not think its a bad idea,
> People turning in shoddy work is a cause of concern of course.
> About translated articles moving to mainline or otherwise, a basic
> question how does one know whether an article is translated or written
> afresh/from ground fresh. The only thing would be to check the Wiki
> History or are there any signs which tells that this say 'X article is
> translated' or something to that effect.
> I do know any other language except for Hindi and Marathi and more
> fluent in Hindi. So can somebody post a link or two of translated
> hindi article/s so one can see how to note /notice if an article is
> translated . would be interested to also what 'google bots' have to
> write besides the article in order to get paid.
> Looking forward for info.
> Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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