Machine Translation Developments: Yahoo! and Google

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Yahoo! has launched Yahoo! Babel Fish. You may have used it on the AltaVista site and this is basically the same thing, with some additional bells and whistles. Under the hood is Systran technology.

But the bigger news is that Google has gone beta on its statistical MT engine for Arabic English translation. You can give it a test drive here.

This is going to get exciting!

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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.