Google Translate will be coming one step closer to a perfect process as the latest update will integrate a Neural Machine Translation feature.
With the increase and more performant technologies, be them in the communication or travel methods domains, language seemed to be the final barrier.
However, researchers have not ignored that aspect as increasingly more performant language learning and translation tools are starting to appear or develop.
One such existing language translation tools is the widespread, largely used Google Translate. The service, which is very helpful to a wide variety of users, still presented a number of issues.
Amongst them would be its language understanding abilities. Although the service is very useful in translating the base meaning of a word, it sometimes loses the subtle contexts implied by a more specific usage.
The service does have the tendency to offer only the direct meaning as the word’s phrase or single word status does not seem to be taken into consideration.
But this little buggy feature is about to change following the latest updated to be introduced to the Translate service.
Google announced that it will be introducing the Neural Machine technology to its existing service.
The first rumors in regards a possible integration of the technique into Translate began appearing this year in March, and the latest statement marks the accomplishment of their plan.
The neural networks will basically allow for a faster, more accurate processing of the operations executed by the service in which it was integrated.
Neural networks are based on the artificial intelligence technology and as such, will not only offer a faster service, but it will also learn and offer a better service over time.
As its intelligent node systems will allow for predictions which were believed to be unpredictable, it will also lead to a better event-related reaction.
In the Google Translate case, this will transpose as a better translation process as its neural network will analyze more factors and should offer better results.
The new process will see the translation of whole phrases, not just single words at a time. As such, the broader context will be taken into consideration when executing the translation.
This should offer a more accurate translation with a better, more properly structured grammar. As the AI-based technology will also have learning abilities, the program should get better over time, the longer it is used.
Translated articles and paragraphs should become easier to read and understand. Also, conversations should now be adapted for an oral conversation and lose their almost robotic streak.
The Neural Machine Google Translate update was released yesterday and currently supports a number of 8 languages. These include English, German, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
The selected languages make up for over 35 percent of the current Translate processes, but a complete rollout for all the 103 supported languages will follow.
The service is currently available for the Google Translate web version, the Android app, and Google Search.
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