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Google[2] Translate is a crucial tool developed by Google in 2006, used primarily to translate text, speech, and images. Over the years, it has grown from a statistical to a neural machine translation[1] service, with app versions for Android and iOS[4] launched in 2010 and 2011 respectively. The tool boasts various translation modes like site web[3], document, speech transcription, and even bilingual conversation. It doesn’t stop at just translation; Google Translate also provides pronunciation assistance, dictionary definitions, and listening features. It can translate different forms of media and also synthesize speech from text in some languages. With its ‘Detect language’ feature, it can identify unknown languages. The tool also allows suggestions for alternative translations and corrections. The web interface generates shareable URLs for translations, making it highly user-friendly. Notably, Google Translate considers regional accents, offering variations for English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Bengali.

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1. translation. Translation is a critical linguistic practice that involves converting text or speech from one language to another while maintaining the original meaning, style, and intent. Originating from Latin, its theories have evolved across centuries from ancient metaphrase and paraphrase concepts to modern computer-assisted methods. It plays a vital role in global communication, cultural exchange, and knowledge preservation. The practice has unique traditions and challenges across Western, Near East, and Asian regions. It requires high proficiency in languages and subject matter expertise, akin to the skills of a musician or actor in their respective fields. The field of translation has seen significant historical developments, from ancient civilizations to modern automation efforts, underscoring the importance of translators in society.
2. Google ( Google ) Google est une entreprise technologique de renommée mondiale, principalement connue pour son moteur de recherche. Fondée en 1998 par Larry Page et Sergey Brin, l'entreprise s'est largement développée, se diversifiant dans divers secteurs liés à la technologie. Google propose un large éventail de produits et de services, notamment Gmail, Maps, Cloud, YouTube et Android. Elle produit également du matériel comme les smartphones Pixel et les Chromebooks. L'entreprise, qui fait partie d'Alphabet Inc. depuis 2015, est réputée pour son innovation et sa culture d'entreprise, qui encourage les employés à travailler sur des projets personnels. Bien qu'elle soit confrontée à divers problèmes juridiques et éthiques, Google continue d'influencer l'industrie technologique grâce à ses innovations et à ses avancées techniques, telles que le développement d'Android OS et l'acquisition d'entreprises axées sur l'IA.
Google Translate (Wikipedia)

Google Translate is a multilingual neural machine translation service developed by Google à translate text, documents and websites from one language into another. It offers a website interface, a mobile app pour Android et iOS, as well as an API that helps developers build browser extensions et software applications. As of 2022, Google Translate supports 133 languages at various levels; it claimed over 500 million total users as of April 2016, with more than 100 billion words translated daily, after the company stated in May 2013 that it served over 200 million people daily.

Google Translate
Google Translate website homepage
Type de site
Neural machine translation
Available in133 languages; see below
PropriétaireGoogle
URLtranslate.google.com
CommercialOui
InscriptionOptional
UtilisateursOver 610 million people daily
LancéApril 28, 2006; 17 years ago (2006-04-28) (as statistical machine translation)
November 15, 2016; 7 years ago (2016-11-15) (as neural machine translation)
Statut actuelActif

Launched in April 2006 as a statistical machine translation service, it used United Nations et Parlement européen documents and transcripts to gather linguistic data. Rather than translating languages directly, it first translates text to English and then pivots to the target language in most of the language combinations it posits in its grid, with a few exceptions including Catalan–Spanish. During a translation, it looks for patterns in millions of documents to help decide which words to choose and how to arrange them in the target language. Its accuracy, which has been criticized on several occasions, has been measured to vary greatly across languages. In November 2016, Google announced that Google Translate would switch to a neural machine translation engine – Google Neural Machine Translation (GNMT) – which translates "whole sentences at a time, rather than just piece by piece. It uses this broader context to help it figure out the most relevant translation, which it then rearranges and adjusts to be more like a human speaking with proper grammar".

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