Wikipedia translation tool WikiBhasha goes open source

Microsoft Research have been working on a way to translate the vast quantity of Wikipedia content from one language to another. They've developed a tool, and it's now going open source. From the Wikimedia blog:

Enter WikiBhasha, formerly known as WikiBABEL, which launches today as both a MediaWiki extension project and a bookmarklet.  WikiBhasha takes content from a targeted Wikipedia page and displays a machine translation to a second language side-by-side.  Users can edit, add to or delete the translated content, preview their work and then submit it to the second language Wikipedia.

This is an automated tool, so I'm not all that thrilled.I use Google translate on a daily basis, trust me, it's not very good. There have been times where I working from the original Spanish or German was actually faster than letting Google translate for me.

About Nate Hoffelder (11466 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.